The Gila Conservation Education Center (GCEC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Silver City, New Mexico. We are a coalition of groups, government agencies, businesses, schools, and community members dedicated to building a society that possesses the knowledge, attitude, skills, and commitment to actively participate in sustainable natural resource use and stewardship throughout southwestern New Mexico and northern Mexico. Our programming reaches more than 5,000 K-12 children and adults each year.
Kids in GCEC activities learn about all aspects of natural history, ecology, and culture with hands-on involvement and guidance from professionals. Examples of these activities are shown in photos taken by participants including Nancy Coinman.