Chihuahuan Desert Conference

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November 6-7, 2019

Note – the conference schedule has been revised.  The meeting will now take place on November 6-7. The call for abstracts for presentations closed on September 1. We still have room for posters. For more information contact us.

Conferencia del Desierto Chihuahuense

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Celebrating the Chihuahuan Desert – Facilitating Collaboration

The Chihuahuan Desert Conference at the El Paso Zoo on November 6-7, 2019 will celebrate the opening of the new Chihuahuan Desert exhibit .  The goal of the conference will be to facilitate collaboration in the Chihuahuan Desert and to share what we are learning from current and recent research projects, conservation initiatives and educational programs.   We are planning one opening session, one luncheon speaker, one dinner speaker and 44 breakout sessions.

Who’s coming and the Conference Schedule
We will announce the Conference Schedule in more details in early September once we have received confirmation of speakers and presenters. We are blogging about the conference at and you can stay informed by entering your email address using the “follow” link.

For any and all questions please contact Rick LoBello, Education Curator at the El Paso Zoo at 915-212-2823.

Conference Committee

Rick LoBello, Chair, El Paso Zoo,
Sarah Murphy, Co-chair, El Paso Zoo,

Lois Balin, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Juan Carlos, Wildlands Network
Dr. Rigoberto Delgado, UTEP
Dr. Cuauhcihuatl Vital Garcia, Departamento de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez
Dr. Louis A. Harveson, Borderlands Institute, Sul Ross State University
Dr. Cathryn Hoyt, Park Interpretation, Big Bend National Park
Dr. Kevin Floyd, UTEP Environmental Science and Engineering
Dr. Cesar Mendez, Texas Parks and Wildlife
John Sproul, Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

El Paso Zoo Staff
Heather Rivera, El Paso Zoo
Sarah Murphy, El Paso Zoo
Ashley Gurnea, El Paso Zoo
Vanessa Soto, El Paso Zoo