An Open Letter to Our Community: anti-racism & environmental action

June 5, 2020 Dear Friend of Ironwood Tree Experience, On June 4th, Dorothy, a sixteen-year-old member of our Tucson community, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and Ironwood Tree Experience, stood in and stood up for her community. Dorothy, or Dot as she prefers to be called, took the lead to organize a peaceful, yet determined 14-hour… Read more »

WorldWildWeb Dispatch

A remote, place-based exploration of who and where we are. See the outcomes of WorldWildWeb projects! Session 4: WorldWildWeb Dispatch – Session 4 (click here for PDF version)   Session 3: WorldWildWeb Dispatch – Session 3 (click here for PDF version) Session 2: WorldWildWeb Dispatch – Session 2 (click here for PDF version) Session 1:…

15 Reasons to Celebrate with ITE!

It’s ITE’s Quinceañerx! We are ready to celebrate 15 years of coming of age while connecting youth, nature, and community. Join us!  1. Make a birthday wish. Help us fill the ITE Wishing Well for the next 15 years: Click here to make a wish. 2. Have fun with monthly gifts from our staff to… Read more »

The Importance of Youth Voice

The following was written by Madeline Friberg-Landon, who participated in several Ironwood Tree Experience programs and currently works with us as the ITE Fellow. The Importance of Youth Voice At Ironwood Tree Experience, our goal is to encourage young people to engage with nature and community. I know from personal experience that you can hear… Read more »

Birding as a Tool for Youth Environmental Stewardship

The following article was displayed on the website of our partner, Sonoran Joint Venture, who supports birding programs for ITE youth. Birding as a Tool for Youth Environmental Stewardship FRIDAY, 06 MARCH 2020 /  PUBLISHED IN NEWS We are Ironwood Tree Experience, a nonprofit that connects youth with their communities through experiences in nature. We aim to inspire… Read more »

The Sonoran Desert in the Month of April & May.

Want to know what’s happing in the Sonoran Desert? Even in the time of Covid-19 many of us can still step out the front door, stroll about, and look to our native plants and animals for inspiration! Happy April and May 2020 everyone. This Sonoran Desert spring (beginning in mid-February) has been welcoming and beautiful…. Read more »