Dr. Paul Hyder will speak on the ecology of the Chihuahuan Desert at the Greater Big Bend Coalition monthly meeting at 11:00 am, Saturday morning (October 21), at the Northeast Regional Command Center at 9600 Dyer Street in El Paso.
Dr. Hyder is a New Mexico native and has been involved in environmental education, both formally at New Mexico State University where he worked for the USDA/ARS/Jornada Experimental Range and at Eastwood High School. He also provides classes and field experiences for the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Master Naturalist Program, Celebration of Our Mountains, and various other civic groups. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. at NMSU where he studied rattlesnakes and plant ecology, respectfully.
Dr. Hyder is an avid musician, photographer and artist and co-authored “Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders of New Mexico – A Field Guide”.