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
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.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
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.
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
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.
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.
To foster lifelong learning and environmental stewardship we create experiences that encourage students to pay close attention to the world around them.
Late this summer, a few members of our team - Theresa Song Ichien, John Haskin, and Kristine Jimenez - sat down with Christina Hulet, host of Bainbridge Community Broadcasting’s Community Café, for an interview about IslandWood’s evolving efforts around diversity,
Meet the 2018 winners of The Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community: Laura Tyler, Jennie Warmouth, and Elizabeth Wing. These teachers were honored for their commitment and innovation in connecting classroom learning to their students’ environment and communities.
On Monday, October 8, students in the School Overnight Program (SOP) took part in a visit by Tlingit artist, dancer, and teacher Odin Lonning in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
During the 2018 legislative session, IslandWood advocated alongside other environmental education organizations for state funding that would increase access to community-connected environmental learning.
Joe Petrick was a member of IslandWood's first Education for Environment and Community graduate program cohort. In a video in the IslandWood archives, we can see him as a young teacher leading a group of children down a trail, calling on them to be alert to the creatures of the forest.