IslandWood is an environmental education nonprofit serving the Puget Sound region. We believe every child should have access to the sense of wonder and discovery that comes from meaningful experiences in the natural world. IslandWood was founded to increase access and lower financial barriers to nature-based learning for our region’s children. Over the last 20 years, we’ve expanded the ways and places that we work, delivering programs for people of all ages that can inspire a lifetime of passion for the natural world and the planet.
We remain as committed as ever to serving students and schools with the highest financial need through scholarship funding. Without those scholarships, many children in the region would miss out on outdoor learning experiences. Donor support is essential to continuing to serve the 50 school districts and 25,000 students a year that have come to depend on IslandWood.
Since our founding, IslandWood has provided children with 2 million hours spent learning in nature. And counting!
In a typical year, we impact over 30,000 children, educators, and community members with our environmental education programs.
We understand there is an inextricable connection between educational justice, environmental justice, and racial equity. This work is not ancillary, or “outside” of IslandWood’s mission. It is central to our work in environmental education, and of inspiring healthy communities and a healthy planet.