ABOUT ABDNHA
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The Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA) is an independent educational non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Established in 1971, ABDNHA is devoted to enhancing the public's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Anza-Borrego desert and surrounding areas and enriching the lives of those who live in and visit the community of Borrego Springs.

ABDNHA's Desert Nature Center and Store, 652 Palm Canyon Drive, was opened in 1999 as headquarters for educational programs and special events. Since its founding, ABDNHA has published numerous books about the Anza-Borrego region, and the ABDNHA Nature Center offers one of the finest natural history book stores in the West. The Nature Center also serves as headquarters for all of our educational programs and special events.

STAFF
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Betsy Knaak, Executive Director

Kathy DeMunck, Nature Center Manager

Andrea Taylor, Office Manager

Mike McElhatton, Educational Programs & Website


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Jim Wilson, Chair
Jacquelyn Spacek, PhD, Vice Chair/Treasurer
Marcy Yates, Secretary
Joyce Anderson
Reena Deutsch, PhD
Sandy Huff
Valerie Lemke
Joe Migliore
Ken O’Key
John Stephenson

WHAT DOES ABDNHA DO?    OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION  See the year in review


  • ABDNHA presents lectures, guided tours, hikes and walks,  training sessions, nighttime astronomy viewing, and other programs of interest and concern to those who visit or live within the American southwest desert region.
  • ABDNHA publishes The Sand Paper:  Our premier publication goes out five times a year to members and the public with quality information written by experts in various fields that pertain to the Anza-Borrego Region.
  • ABDNHA conducts regularly scheduled educational programs for school children within the Borrego Springs School District.
  • The Borrego Rock and Gem (BRAG) Club,an ABDNHA affiliate, is for people who want to learn about rocks and minerals, general geology and participate in geology related field trips and lectures. The club has been rocking since February 2003.
  • ABDNHA organizes special events every year, including a Native Plant Show and Sale, an annual Energy Day, and a Borrego Garden Tour.
  • ABDNHA advances our knowledge of natural history, archaeology, paleontology and related fields by funding research.
  • ABDNHA maintains and develops this website to expand the reach of desert education to millions of people outside of our community and region.
  • ABDNHA provides visitor services to tens of thousands of visitors each year in the Borrego Desert Nature Center, answering questions and providing information about Anza-Borrego.

 


FUNDING

ABDNHA's educational programs are entirely funded by memberships, donations, and sales at the Borrego Desert Nature Center & Store.  Please click here to JOIN ABDNHA or DONATE.

OUR LOCATION - CONTACT US
 

ABDNHA P.O.BOX 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92005

760-767-3052

abdnha2@att.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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