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For just over 30 years the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) in Puerto Peñasco has striven to fulfill its mission “…to advance and share knowledge about the Upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Desert and promote conservation and sustainable use of its natural resources” (cedointercultural.org). Among CEDO’s many activities, which include ecotours, free weekly environmental talks, books, tide calendars, satellite offices in San Felipe, El Golfo de Santa Clara, La Paz, and Tucson, and more, it has been an active sponsor of yearly environmental contests with schools here in Puerto Peñasco.
A recent press release explains the theme for CEDO’s 18th Environmental Contest is “Fishing for the future” and is directed to coastal communities from throughout the region, including within Sonora those of Puerto Lobos, Desemboque, Ejidos Álvaro Obregón, Oribe de Alba, XV de Septiembre, Campodónico, Puerto Peñasco, and the Golfo de Santa Clara, as well as San Felipe in Baja California.
The contest, which is divided into categories for local elementary and secondary schools, as well as for high schools and institutions of higher learning, is accepting registrations through this Friday (March 9) and will be held from March 12th – May 14th. Each school is invited to participate with one or various teams, made up of a maximum of 10 members, and each group will be evaluated individually.
Awards will be given out on Saturday, June 2nd here in Puerto Peñasco and include a trip to the Upper Gulf of California, as well as a subscription to National Geographic, packages of books, and environmental films.
For more information, contact CEDO: www.cedointercultural.org
San Felipe, B.C.: Mayra García
Tel: (686) 577-1972
Móvil: (045 638) 106-1445
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Communities in Sonora:
Tel: (638) 382-0115 y 13
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