Youth Action Corps Advisory Committee!

We are now recruiting to fill 4 spots for the YAC Advisory Committee! The purpose of the Youth Action Corps (YAC) Advisory Committee is to provide leadership opportunities for active YAC members and ensure that youth voice is present in shaping Ironwood Tree Experience’s YAC initiatives! Position Overview: YAC Advisory Committee Members will work together… Read more »

“Hearing Isaiah” by Arizona Illustrated

Isaiah Haley, 19 years old, has been a part of ITE programs for several years. He has grown as a leader to teach and inspire other youth to be stewards of the environment. As a growing leader, Isaiah has been committed to sharing his positive experiences and his voice to promote the protection of the… Read more »


Youth voice in all aspects of our society is essential Today’s young people inherit an Earth handed to them, for better or for worse, by the stewards of previous generations. As a nonprofit organization, Ironwood Tree Experience takes no political stance other than supporting democracy and the health and welfare of all living things on… Read more »

15 Reasons to Celebrate with ITE!

It’s ITE’s Quinceañerx! We are ready to celebrate 15 years of coming of age while connecting youth, nature, and community. Join us!  1. Make a birthday wish. Help us fill the ITE Wishing Well for the next 15 years: Click here to make a wish. 2. Have fun with monthly gifts from our staff to… Read more »

An Open Letter to Our Community: anti-racism & environmental action

June 5, 2020 Dear Friend of Ironwood Tree Experience, On June 4th, Dorothy, a sixteen-year-old member of our Tucson community, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and Ironwood Tree Experience, stood in and stood up for her community. Dorothy, or Dot as she prefers to be called, took the lead to organize a peaceful, yet determined 14-hour… Read more »

The Importance of Youth Voice

The following was written by Madeline Friberg-Landon, who participated in several Ironwood Tree Experience programs and currently works with us as the ITE Fellow. The Importance of Youth Voice At Ironwood Tree Experience, our goal is to encourage young people to engage with nature and community. I know from personal experience that you can hear… Read more »

The Sonoran Desert in the Month of April & May.

Want to know what’s happing in the Sonoran Desert? Even in the time of Covid-19 many of us can still step out the front door, stroll about, and look to our native plants and animals for inspiration! Happy April and May 2020 everyone. This Sonoran Desert spring (beginning in mid-February) has been welcoming and beautiful…. Read more »