Upcoming Volunteer Events

Volunteer and Intern Info Session: Saturday, December 7th, 10am-11:30am Chuk-son Trail interpretation training for VIP is Saturday, December 14th Staff and VIP year-end party: Sunday, December 15th Want to Get Involved? Click HERE


Join the Bird-a-Thon November 1 – November 30, 2019 Click HERE to donate! To learn more, email The ITE team: “Verd-in It To Win It” Our goal: Spot 100 bird species and raise $1,000! What is a Bird-A-Thon? It’s a fundraiser! Teams of birders spot and identify as many bird species as they can… Read more »

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

November is a month of transition- from warm days and cool nights, to cool days and cool nights! Between the end of the wonderful and unusual October rains and the first freeze, the Sonoran Desert is awash in life. This is especially visible in warm, sunny afternoons when butterflies, bees, birds and lizards are active…. 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 »