MORNING AND AFTERNOON ECOLOGISTS
An in-person, outdoor program on Bainbridge Island to deepen science knowledge, strengthen problem-solving skills, and inspire teamwork.
New this school year, Afternoon Ecologists is an in-person, outdoor program on our Bainbridge Island campus for students in 3rd – 6th grades!
Designed to align with Washington’s 3rd – 6th grade science curriculum, this program is a fun, engaging opportunity for kids to safely connect with friends, deepen science knowledge, and strengthen problem-solving skills.
Led by current University of Washington Master’s Students in Education and experienced staff instructors, the Afternoon Ecologists program gets students learning outside with peers while deepening their understanding of the impact science and engineering can have on their communities and the planet.
Like many of our programs, Afternoon Ecologists is designed to support culturally responsive, project-based learning. Project-based learning (or PBL) allows students to investigate, explore, and develop skills and knowledge by analyzing real world problems and thinking critically about potential solutions. Basing our programs in this approach helps drive curiosity and encourages students to engage with their learning. Students will pursue projects throughout their eight weeks in the program that will spark creativity, enhance science knowledge, and strengthen collaboration skills.
– Jaimee L., Afternoon Ecologists Parent
We are committed to making sure this opportunity is financially accessible for all 3rd – 6th graders who are interested in participating. To support this commitment, we are offering tiered pricing and scholarships.
Additional financial support is available for families who find our tiered pricing beyond their reach. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
**If you have the capacity to help make this program accessible for other children, please consider adding a donation during the registration process. Thank you in advance!**
– Stephanie P., Afternoon Ecologists Parent
Yes! Each session will focus on different themes!
Yes, the program is open to all 3rd – 6th graders in the Puget Sound area!
Yes! In the registration form, where it asks you for any friend requests, you can share that your child is part of a pod, along with the name of each child in the pod that’s also signing up. Please note, your child will still need to wear a mask and participate in social distancing while at IslandWood.
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
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