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 »

5 Things To Do With Our Extra Daylight!

  Now that we’ve officially hit the Spring Equinox, it’s the perfect time to make plans for all those extra daylight hours you’ll have on your hands. Here’s 5 ideas for what to do with all that extra time. Get Out and Hike! Extra sun means extra elevation. Start bagging some of those bigger hikes… 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 »