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 1.82 million hours spent learning in nature. And counting!
We have reached 137,000 students with innovative environmental education programs.
Recently shared at our Dinner in the Woods event, this video features fo...
Our work with teachers is critical in broadening our reach in the region.
June 8 @ 4:00 pm
June 8 @ 8:00 pm
Location: IslandWood Bainbridge Campus
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 priorities and our progress on those priorities, here →
In accordance with state and federal guidelines, IslandWood has implemented policies to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, docents, graduate students, education program participants, and campus guests.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300 IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor