School groups typically come to programs on IslandWood’s Bainbridge Island cam-pus hoping for a few things: that students will get the opportunity to learn in nature, that their curiosity and care for the world will deepen, and maybe that they’ll get to eat one or two of our well-loved birdseed cookies.READ MORE
For Morgan Malley, becoming a teacher has meant consciously moving from a traditional hierarchy, with the teacher at the top and students down below, to a partnership, in which she welcomes students’ experiences and ideas into the classroom.READ MORE
Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite plant — a small, bright pink, nutritious, grooved tuber from the Andes called oca. When Jen and Mónica, Islandwood's garden educators, first told me about the opportunity to teach with this plant, I was instantly intrigued.READ MORE
When Liz Riggs Meder was finishing her masters after a ten-month IslandWood graduate residency, she attended a lecture by the founder of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).READ MORE
Christopher Criqui is a 2017 alum of IslandWood’s graduate program in Education for Environment and Community. Today, he works as a Staff Instructor with our School Overnight Program and supervises the Staff Instructor Team.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.
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