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ITE Youth Spotlight: Deshawn Davis

Deshawn Davis is 19 years old and grew up in Tucson. He’s always enjoyed being outdoors and remembers the first time he learned about the Santa Cruz River in school when he was younger. Deshawn said that when he learned how the river was once flowing with water and supporting a surrounding bosque, he saw… Read more »

January 2023 E-Newsletter

Easing into the New Year As the days gradually get longer, winter precipitation slowly encourages new life, and we ease back into work after the holidays, we eagerly welcome the new year. At ITE, we feel a renewed sense of gratitude for the gifts given by you – our community. We look forward to fulfilling… Read more »

December 2022 E-Newsletter

Nature Nurtures Us All In December, light fades to dark, our energy slows, and we seek comfort and joy from our family, friends, and community (that’s you!). At ITE, our team is grateful to share the nurturing power of the natural world while creating a gentle, exciting space for you and youth to be and… Read more »

Fall Highlights

Hear What Our Youth & Staff Have to Say About This Fall Click here to read!

November 2022 E-Newsletter

Nurture Yourself in Nature November is the perfect time to immerse in the beauty of the natural world and feel nature’s positive effects through and through. While exploring parks, forests, and historic trails, with friends or alone, we often discover more goodness in ourselves, one another, and our community. This season, allow nature to nurture… Read more »

Investment Report for 2021-2022

Dear ITE Donors, Partners, and Supporters, Your generosity and encouragement help our organization thrive! Because of you, ITE got back into the swing of things and provided meaningful experiences for youth in 2021-2022. With your help, we were able to: Provide 946 students with the opportunity to get outside during our Field Studies for Schools… Read more »

ITE Youth Spotlight: Julia Ortiz-Tzul

Julia’s journey with ITE began with a flier that “wouldn’t leave her alone.” After hearing about ITE from her teacher at City High and seeing fliers everywhere she turned in the school for an internship called Youth Ambassadors for Southwest Cultures (YASWC), she decided she ought to give it a shot. Julia went through an… Read more »

CARS – An option to donate vehicles to ITE

Did you know that you can support ITE by donating your car? If you have a vehicle you’d like to get rid of, you can do so through an organization called CARS and donate to Ironwood Tree Experience! CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission “is to provide innovative fundraising and support services for our… Read more »