What’s up at the Nature Center
Conservation Across Boundaries Teacher’s Workshop
For the adventurous teacher! Participants will explore the natural resources and conservation issues within 3 ecological regions of Texas, the Chihuahuan Desert, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, and South Texas Plains. The course will begin in west Texas near Alpine, TX, and the second half will be held in south Texas at the Welder Wildlife Refuge near Sinton, TX. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how geology, topography, and soils are related to the natural flora and fauna of each region, and how proper management of these natural resources can enhance ecosystem and watershed health. Download the brochure or go straight to the application.
Executive Director Position Open
The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the administration and management of the CDRI including fundraising, business operations, research activities, and education programs. To learn more about this position, click here.
Dr. Cathryn Hoyt is New Director of Research
After 12 years as the Executive Director, Dr. Hoyt has accepted a position as the Director of Research. This will allow her the opportunity to focus on building the research programs of the CDRI. Her first project is a study of effective pollinators of rare plants in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.
2013 Life Long Learning Program
We have lots of great lectures, workshops, and splendid adventures planned for this year. Download a copy of the Life Long Learning brochure and starting marking your calendars!