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Enhancing Visitor Experience at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
37 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 12, at 11:59 PM MST
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Enhancing Visitor Experience at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens are a hidden gem at UTEP. They are a place for the community to relax, study, and learn about native plants. However, the gardens currently lack Wi-Fi access that would enhance visitors' ability to fully use the space. 

With your support, the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will be able to:

  • Install Wi-Fi throughout the gardens to improve the visitor experience
  • Provide visitors with easy access to the newly redesigned website for the gardens, which will help visitors identify plants and learn more about them
  • Create an environment in which UTEP faculty and staff can comfortably spend time with access to internet

Thank you for your support!

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Tree Cholla

Tree Cholla colonies are created by plants of varying heights. We are grateful for gifts of all sizes and appreciate your support!


Big Bend Prickly Pear

We appreciate your support! Many spines make a Big Bend Prickly Pear, and many community members will make the installation of Wi-Fi possible. Thank you for your gift.


Texas Sage

Your gift is beautiful, just like the sage flowers after it rains. Thank you for helping us to improve the visitor experience at the gardens!



Thank you for your generous gift! We hope you will stand tall in knowing that your gift will help us bring internet to the gardens.


Glory of Texas

We appreciate your gift! Your support is impressive, just like the flowers of the Glory of Texas cactus. Allow us to say thank you during a personal tour of the gardens with Dr. Kevin Floyd, Botanical Curator. A representative of the gardens will assist you in scheduling your visit after you make your gift.

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