Last week, Urban School Programs Coordinator Celina Steiger co-led a presentation on “Rain Gardens and Schools in Seattle,” in partnership with Seattle Public Uilities’ Rainwise program and the School Learning Garden Network.READ MORE
In May, IslandWood hosted “Seattle Stormwater Systems and At-Home Science Learning,” a virtual workshop for teachers, in collaboration with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and with funding from King County. The workshop brought together teachers for an afternoon of sharing resources, generating lesson ideas, and learning about Seattle’s stormwater issues and infrastructure. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement; with the loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others killed as a result of racism; and with all those who are and have long been fighting for justice, equity, and freedom from racism. As a historically white-led environmental education organization, we recognize the legacy of racism, injustice, and anti-Blackness within our field, and understand that we have perpetuated and benefited from racism and white supremacy. It is our responsibility to use our unearned privileges to combat racism and stand with those fighting for justice. We encourage our community to petition for justice, donate if able, and support Black-led organizations working towards racial equity. We will continue the work of becoming an anti-racist organization to better serve our communities, staff, and the planet. #BlackLivesMatterREAD MORE
“What should the Duwamish River be like in the future?” Celina Steiger, IslandWood’s Urban School Programs Coordinator, poses this question to a group of 5th graders from Maple Elementary School as they sail on an Argosy boat down the Duwamish River in South Seattle.READ MORE
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.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. While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish and Duwamish land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Skokomish, and S’Klallam peoples.
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