IslandWood in the News

Southern California Public Radio
Everett Herald
The community of Darrington turns to nature-based science experiences, including a trip to IslandWood, to help students of all ages feel more connected to the natural environment and more invested in their own learning.
Kitsap Sun
Virginia-based Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, also known as TAPS, gathered about 60 widows, their children and other family members together at Islandwood for three days of activities focused on coping with their loss and building new friendships.
Tacoma News Tribune
Campers came from Washington state and around the nation to search for hope and healing in the 255-acre wooded setting.
Seattle Times
Kids plus the outdoors equals a good investment
Outside Magazine
Today I have the pleasure of sharing some exciting news. For the fourth year in a row, IslandWood has been selected as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2014, hitting the list at #57. Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. I’m especially proud because IslandWood is always one of the few nonprofit organizations on this list. Congratulations to our team for all the great work you do and for making IslandWood such an incredible place to work. The entire list of winners appears online at Ben Klasky, President and CEO
On the evening of September 17th, IslandWood hosted the first program in the three-part Environmental Perspectives series at Town Hall Seattle. Before a sold-out audience, IslandWood board member Nate Miles moderated a dynamic panel discussion that explored the importance and the challenges of connecting more people of color to the outdoors, starting in home communities. The Town Hall setting introduced more than 150 community members to IslandWood as a key stakeholder in the movement to increase diversity in environmental education and conservation. We are pleased to share the video of the full program, courtesy of the Seattle Channel.
Alaska Airlines magazine
An article profiling IslandWood in the June 2014 Alaska Airlines magazine entitled "The Nature of Learning: environmental education centers connect children to science and the outdoors." By Margot Kahn Case