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.
GCEC is the recipient of the New Mexico Riparian Council's 2013 award for Public Awareness/Education
5th Natural History of the Gila Symposium
February 27 and 28, 2014
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Volunteers needed - please call 575-388-8265 for details:
  • Grant County Trails Month (guided hikes & other events throughout the month of April)
  • Children's Water Festival on the Gila, April 25
  • CDT Gateway celebration, April 26
  • La Plata Middle School learning stations at Dragonfly Trail, April 28 & 29
  • Children's Water Festival on the Mimbres, May 9
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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.

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