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INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS

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SUPPORTING TEACHERS

During this time, supporting teachers has been a significant part of our efforts and focus. This coming year, teachers will need more support than ever, as districts move to different learning models.

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

Though we can’t gather in person, we are working hard to create fun and informative opportunities for people of all ages to explore, learn, and connect.

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SUPPORTING OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS

This past spring proved to be a testament to the creativity, resilience, and strength of our graduate program community, as faculty and staff re-designed the program to take place completely online. Regular Zoom check ins helped keep our cohort connected from afar!

OUR APPROACH

Through experiential education, we take urgent issues and make them relevant to young people, shedding light on the power we all have to change the world for good. This approach prepares the next generation of inspired environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on the planet, now and in the future.

OUR COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSIVITY (JEDI)

At IslandWood, we are focused on building a race equity culture. We are focusing on race equity, not because we believe other inequities don’t exist or aren’t vitally important, but because in the United States one’s race – more than any other factor – is the biggest determinant of educational outcomes, wealth, health, exposure to environmental pollutants and hazards, and life expectancy.

 

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.

 

Read our full commitment to equity, including our 2020 priorities and updates on our 2019 priorities, here →

11,000+ STUDENTS REACHED ANNUALLY

3 in 4 teachers report an enduring impact on student learning, collaboration, and engagement months after our programs.

800+ EDUCATORS & TEACHERS REACHED EVERY YEAR

More than 70% of teachers report an increase in teaching outdoors as a result of participating in our programs.

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