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What’s Happening in the Sonoran Desert During the Month of July!

Happy July everyone! With the first (warm) week of July already under our belts, we can be sure that we’re due for a few of Mother Nature’s treats this month with the crown jewel being Monsoons! It doesn’t stop there though, check out what’s happening this July in the Sonoran desert: Flora & Fauna Prickly… Read more »

Discover Tucson’s Mission Garden

A living agricultural museum of Sonoran Desert-adapted heritage fruit-trees, traditional local heirloom crops and edible native plants. “Mission Garden is a re-creation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of Tucson’s historic San Agustin Mission. Located on its original site west of downtown Tucson at the corner of Mission Road and Mission Lane,… Read more »

Robert Scott Kehrer Foundation

What is the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic? It is an adventure race that espouses purity of style. Described by Outside magazine in their  their article “13 Toughest Races in the World“, The challenge involves navigating more than 100 miles through some of Alaska’s wildest land, and there is no route—the handful who can even consider… Read more »

What’s Happening in the Sonoran Desert During the Month of May!

Happy May everyone! If you’re like us you’ve been outside enjoying the sunshine with an extra layer of sunscreen. It’s definitely warmed up and will continue to do so. With these annual changes comes changes in the Sonoran Desert around us. After all, the Sonoran Desert is the hottest and most bio-diverse of the North… Read more »

Beer. Raffle. Fundraiser. Corbett Brewery 5.19.2018

Click here to buy your ticket! Do you like beer? Do you like having a chance to win fantastic prizes? Do you like supporting youth who do cool things for our environment and community?? If so, JOIN US at the Ironwood Tree Experience Beer. Raffle. Fundraiser! Saturday, May 19 4-8PM Corbett Brewery: 309 E 7th… Read more »

Earth Day Celebrations in Tucson!

Earth Day is just around the corner and to celebrate the advent of the environmental movement in the 1970’s, here are a variety of ways to get out and show your support for Mother Nature!   1. Tucson Earth Day Festival When:Saturday, April 21, 2018   10AM – 2PM Where: Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave… Read more »

Why People Need Parks, And Why Parks Need People

The following is an essay written by Ironwood Tree Experience’s student  Isolde Edminster-Genet written for a contest hosted by the Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS).  With support from competition cosponsor Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC), southern Arizona students in grades 9 through 12 were invited to help give… Read more »

Local Youth Discovers A New Passion With Ironwood Tree Experience

Birding opens up a new appreciation for the Sonoran Desert This post first appeared on The Eyrie on December 1, 2016. The Eyrie is a blog for young birders with the American Birding Association. At the mic: Alfredo Vasquez was born and raised in Tucson and is a senior at City High School. He has interests… Read more »

Support Youth Who Are Taking Action

From Gun Control to Environmental Protection, youth are taking a stand and getting involved! Yesterday’s “March For Our Lives,” a movement aimed at ending gun violence, was a powerful reminder of the tenacity and strength of youth. Spurred by the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida this march was created, inspired, and… Read more »