Upcoming Volunteer Events

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

BEYOND Event Chuk-son Trail Jan 11, 2020 9-noon

The Chuk-son Trail and BEYOND – With Ironwood Tree Experience: (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Meeting Location: Santa Cruz River – West side of the Luiz G Gutierrez-Cushing St Bridge. 32°13’04.5″N 110°58’58.9″W Join Ironwood Tree Experience for a refreshing 1-mile stroll along the “Chuk-son Trail”. This interactive nature and history walk passes through the heart… Read more »


Join the Bird-a-Thon November 1 – November 30, 2019 Click HERE to donate! For additional questions, email The ITE team: “Verd-in It To Win It” Our goal: Spot 100 bird species and raise $1,000! We need YOUR help to raise funds! What is a Bird-A-Thon? It’s a fundraiser! Teams of birders spot and identify… 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 »