Coming Soon – Education- highlighted, annotated list of classes with photos

Contact Information

Jim Dice, Reserve Manager
University of California, Irvine
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Ctr. P.O. Box 2098
401 Tilting T. Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004-2098
(760) 465-2656


San Diego County, city of Borrego Springs;
two-hour drive from UC San Diego.
See Map and Directions


Main hall, 2 classrooms, researcher and student accommodations, laboratory, and kitchen.

Average Precipitation

13 – 18 cm (5 – 7 inches) per year


31.5 hectares (78 acres), in addition to the 2,477 hectares (615,000 acres) of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center: 182 m (597 feet)
Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 18 – 1,888 m
(60 – 6,193 feet)

Temperatures Averages

November – March: 24ºC (75ºF)
April and October: 29ºC (85ºF)
May – September: 41ºC (105ºF)
Summer Maximum: 50ºC (121ºF)