We’re looking for you

Kangaroo rats will often burrow in the softer desert soil either under a cactus or desert shrub like creosote. The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition is looking for new members to serve on our board of directors or volunteer for projects that may take an hour or less or a day at the park.  We are …

Desert Reset

The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition (CDEC) was founded in 2004 at the El Paso Zoo to serve as a resource on information about the Chihuahuan Desert, to encourage lifelong learning about the Chihuahuan Desert and to encourage collaboration among public educators, the public and CDEC. Last year we lost a little steam in achieving some of …

Welcome back Gertrud

Dr. Gertrud Konings is back on our new website as an Administrator.  She is one of the hardest working CDEC members ever.  She is solely responsible for approving all certified habitat applications and most of the content on our Teachers and Resources pages.  She also updates our events page.  The YouTube video link above focuses …

Hello everyone

Hello from El Paso, Our new website is up and running.   We apologize for the delay.   Hopefully we will be adding lots of new content soon.  Please send comments, pictures, stories and more to my office at lobellorl@elpasotexas.gov.   We would love to hear from you. Rick LoBello Vice Chair, Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition