The Chihuahuan Desert Conference Committee is grateful to the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition for being the Chihuahuan Desert Sponsor of our 2019 conference at the El Paso Zoo.
The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition was founded in 2004 at the El Paso Zoo in collaboration with El Paso Water. CDEC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization serving as a resource on information about the Chihuahuan Desert and encouraging lifelong learning about the Chihuahuan Desert. The board of directors and members collaborate with educators and the public.
CDEC sponsored a Chihuahuan Desert Conference A Desert Without Borders on November 13-14, 2010 at the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resource Learning Center in El Paso. The conference was organized by members of CDEC in hopes that a meeting of researchers, educators and members of conservation organizations would help to increase awareness of the research underway in the Chihuahuan Desert. In addition to presentations by Texas Parks and Wildlife Executive Director Carter Smith and Dave Simon, Director of New Mexico State Parks, the conference featured sessions highlighting up-to-date Chihuahuan Desert Research and Education Projects completed in recent years. A poster session featured other projects followed by an evening social event at the El Paso Zoo.