March 22, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Déana Scipio, Ph.D., Director of the IslandWood Graduate Program

This quarter I’m teaching a philosophy of education class called, The Social, Political, and Cultural Foundations of Learning.

March 20, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Julia Glassy

Throughout the week, my students and I explored the lifecycle of salmon by discussing their habitat and developmental stages.

March 15, 2019 / The Trailhead / Hanna Hupp

Steve Garlid has been involved with IslandWood since before it was “IslandWood.” As a teacher committed to having a meaningful influence on his students, he has been bringing his 5th grade Bryant Elementary School classes to the School Overnight Progr

March 12, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

The thought of handing over a six-inch knife to a child you’ve only just met makes many educators anxious. I too was wary when I first started my career in garden education. With practice, though, the responsibility and trust that come with using a knife have become two of my favorite things to give children.

March 08, 2019 / Garden and Food / Mónica Mequita

The IslandWood garden welcomes all students with wide open arms, always ready to nurture and guide. The garden’s warm welcome is felt in its winding paths and low lying beds, in its generous ability to feed us all year round, and when students become experts on the plants and pollinators that fill the garden with life.

March 05, 2019 / The Trailhead / Tamar Kupiec

Lauren Watel is not the type to just pick up, leave, and not look back. She tends relationships at each stage and place in life, and she takes care that those relationships don’t end with graduation or a new job. Lauren has donated to IslandWood every year since she graduated in 2008.

February 27, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Haley Korcz

Our field group plan for day two of the School Overnight Program was to have a quick walk to the harbor and work on a watercolor of a marine ecosystem.

February 20, 2019 / The Trailhead / Tamar Kupiec

How does something as precious as rain become an environmental hazard? When roads and roofs keep it from soaking into the ground, rain flows through gutters and storm drains into our waterways, picking up pollutants, such as lawn fertilizers, oil, and even sewage, along the way.

February 19, 2019 / The Trailhead / Maggie Rich

In 2018, the Washington state legislature provided $4 million dollars for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Education Service Districts (ESDs) and Community Based Organizations to fund teacher t

February 15, 2019 / The Trailhead / Tamar Kupiec

The walk to Port Blakely Cemetery, at the southwest boundary of the IslandWood campus, took over an hour. Team Ravine headed south on a well-worn route, but just past the Suspension Bridge, instead of continuing on to Mac’s Pond, they turned onto a spur trail.

February 06, 2019 / The Trailhead / Tamar Kupiec

This year IslandWood’s School Overnight Program (SOP) issued its first ever annual report.

January 29, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

We have been at IslandWood since August—a whole four months and yet only four months. Part of me feels at home here on Bainbridge Island and on the IslandWood campus. Part of me, however, is still mystified by nearly everything I encounter here on our little island.

January 25, 2019 / The Trailhead / Tamar Kupiec

Principal Angela Sheffey Bogan got a new school this year. Last fall, the longtime principal of Dearborn Park International Elementary in Seattle took the lead at Sartori Elementary, a new STEM magnet school in downtown Renton.