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August 17, 2019

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Schuk Toak Visitors Center at Pinacate seeks to be self-sufficient

By José Antonio Perez Despite the capacity to receive up to 180,000 visitors annually, the Schuk Toak Visitors Center at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is currently underutilized, receiving only about 30,000 tourists a year, reports Federico Godínez Leal, Director at the Protected Natural Area. He explained the ecologically sustainable Visitors Center has always sought to […]

“Internal Camera” @ Schuk Toak Visitors Center

Photos of nature captured by ITAMA interns at the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve went on display November 23rd and will remain through January 2017. Images displayed were taken by young women from the Teen Treatment and Implementation Institute (ITAMA) of Hermosillo, Sonora, and are part of an “Internal Camera” project […]

Arthropod Photo Exhibit @ Schuk Toak Visitors Center

An exhibit put on by photographers from the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve will provide a peek at the fascinating world of arthropods, and aims to present the biodiversity of this species within the area. More than forty photographs of insects and arachnides, which CONANP staff at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve come into contact with daily, will […]

Jazz to return to Puerto Peñasco this Spring

William “Doc” Jones and Lorah Myner of the International Jazz Day Arizona Foundation, along with businessman Eduardo “Lalo” Gónzalez, recently met with Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro and together announced jazz will be returning to Puerto Peñasco in April. The International Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place April 23rd, plans to turn the Schuk Toak […]

¡Schuk Toak Centro de Visitantes cumple 5 años!

Con una seria de exposiciones artísticas y de diversas temáticas, música, muestras gastronómicas y presentaciones de documentales fue que se celebró el quinto aniversario del Centro de Visitantes Schuk Toak. Los eventos iniciaron a partir del medio dia y hasta la noche del pasado sábado 28 de marzo tanto en las salas de exposición como […]

Schuk Toak celebrates 5 years in heart of the Sonoran desert

The Schuk Toak Visitors Center at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a series of artistic exhibits, music, culinary treats, and documentaries. Events at the Visitors Center began at noon on Saturday, March 28th, and went well into the evening filling both the exhibition halls as well as the outside patio. The […]

Pinacate / Schuk Toak Visitors Center

Congratulations to the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Grand Desert of Altar in having been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 21, 2013!!! Republished from Jan. 2012 The Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar are wonderful jewels surrounding our seaside town. In addition to a visit to the fascinating Maar craters of the Pinacate Reserve (entrance […]

National Conservation Week 2012 @ Pinacate 10/28 – 11/3

National Conservation Week activities at Schuk Toak Visitors Center & Pinacate Reserve (All events during week are free / todos los eventos durante la semana son gratis) 28 Oct  7 a.m.  Pinacate Reserve Biology Station (at entrance to Pinacate)   inauguration of Pinacate Bicycle-route “Tourism and Sustainable Sport” Pre-Inauguración Ciclopista Pinacate “Turismo y Deporte Sostenible”   Estación Biológica 7:00 am 29 Oct  8 a.m.  Schuck Toak Visitors Center – Tour along interpretative trails […]

Schuk Toak Visitors Center undergoing Museum Preparations

Following nearly 6 years of planning, research, design, negotiations, and production, the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve has begun installation of a permanent museum at its facility about 15 minutes north of Puerto Peñasco.  Due to the installation of the Museum section, the Visitors Center will be closed beginning August 23rd and until further […]

International Day of Biodiversity 5/22

Throughout May we celebrate Mothers, teachers, and students, as well as biodiversity! In 1994 the United Nations proclaimed May 22nd as International Day of Biodiversity, thanks to concerns for our planet and to raise awareness and knowledge of its importance. Mexico itself signed a BioDiversity Agreement in 1992, ratified in 1993, thereby taking on an […]

National Conservation Week in Mexico Nov. 21-27

Mexico’s National Conservation Week will be celebrated across the country during the week of Nov. 21 – 27, and the Schuk-Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is lining up different activities to help mark the event. * More details below*  According to the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), the country’s National Conservation Week […]