What’s Happening in the Sonoran Desert in December & January?

Want to know what’s happing in the Sonoran Desert? Go outside and walk around to see for yourself!  Of course you can always check here first! December and January are the months of solstice, long nights and short days. The Sonoran Desert slows down and the last bits of heat dissipate into the crisp evening… Read more »

Youth Action Corps – January Dispatch!

Ironwood Tree Experience is fortunate to host a strong cohort of Youth Leaders gaining skills and experience to take on the challenges of today for a innovative, inspired and sustainable future for all Earthlings! Please read the bimonthly Dispatches from the front lines!  

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 »

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 »

Engaging Native Boys – A.N. Haury Seed Grant

Engaging Native Boys in Education, Environment, and Tribal Lifeways: An Exploration Listening sessions and forums for Native boys to strengthen their voice and assist professionals in development of programs to increase participation in education, environmental engagement, as well as tribal lifeways. A seed grant of $49,309, for a 2-year project was awarded to a team… Read more »

New! Youth Perspectives Blog

Observation is the first step in the scientific process. I learned this fact in school countless times, but only by experiencing new places, did I learn how to do it. The youth of Ironwood Tree Experience and I hope to provide you with deep access to our multi-faceted experiences and perspectives. We will present our… Read more »