Have your passport available to show a staff member before getting on a van. The drive to CEDO takes 4 1/2 - 5 hours. We'll stop midway for a restroom
is a research station located in Las Conchas, a suburb of Puerto
Penasco, Sonora, Mexico along the NE coast of the Gulf
of California. The
station is 1 block from the beach, and 2-3 miles from town. There
is no store or restaurant within walking distance.
phone at CEDO for emergencies is 011-52-638-20113. There is no
public phone. Phone calls can be made in town in an emergency.
It can be hot and humid in the summer and cold in the winter.
CEDO has air conditioning in the sleeping rooms, but no heat.
There may be a few mosquitoes in summer, so bring insect repellent.
at CEDO is like camping but with a kitchen and bathrooms. We will
have two rooms to share for sleeping with stacks of foam pads
for our use. Or you can sleep on the wooden deck overlooking the
ocean, or pitch a tent in front of the station on the sand. There
is a well-stocked library. Water conservation is mandatory at
CEDO (one of driest places on earth); but brief showers are fine.
lunch and breakfasts of easy-to-prepare food (we will stop for
lunch on our way home). CEDO has a toaster, microwave, coffee
maker, stove (no oven), refrigerator, pots, pans, silverware,
cups and dishes. There is bottled water.
you would like to help drive one of the vans, please bring your
driver's license. You cannot have had any tickets for speeding
or have been in any accidents for the past three years. YOU MUST
TO DRIVE ONE OF THE VANS. Contact Risk Management about how to
become trained if you are interested in helping to drive.