Community Week


Experience IslandWood as children and educators do and join us for classes, taught over Zoom, by members of our education team. If you aren’t able to attend during these times but would like to watch at a later time, please register and a recording will be sent out after the event.

During this session, taught by Dawson Bell, IslandWood School Day Program Coordinator, we will explore the principles of using a dichotomous key as a useful identification tool! We will be focusing on trees of the Pacific Northwest and building skills to take out into the forest and practice.


(A dichotomous key is a tool for identification that sets up either-or questions, helping lead you to the correct species.)


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Urban Programs Lead Educator KayLani Siplin leads students during a Community Waters Field Study.


Follow along on our social channels during the day as we celebrate IslandWood Graduate Program alumni doing great things in the world, and then join us at night for a virtual ceremony recognizing the six recipients of this year’s Patsy Collins Award. The award for excellence in education, environment, and community honors teachers who extend learning beyond the classroom to deepen their students’ understanding of their environment and the impact they can have on their world and community. Each recipient will be awarded $5,000, made possible by an anonymous donor at the Seattle Foundation. The event will be held on Zoom at 7:00 pm.
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Enjoy a morning or afternoon of open trails on our Bainbridge Island campus. Find what is blooming in the forest, listen for frogs, and welcome back our winged migrants as you adventure across the suspension bridge and visit our magical treehouse. If you’re not able to join on the Bainbridge campus, we invite you to take a virtual tour of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant, a location thousands of children a year experience through our programs. Thank you to Clark Construction for sponsoring this day of IslandWood Community Week!





Grab your gloves and join us for community stewardship projects, either on our Bainbridge Island campus or at other community sites throughout the greater Seattle area. We encourage you to visit Green Seattle Partnership to find a project near you! Green Seattle Partnership is a collaboration of several partner organizations we greatly admire and support, including Forterra, and Seattle Parks & Recreation.


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Follow along on our social media channels as we spend the day celebrating the work of our partners, who enable us to create powerful environmental educational experiences. We’ll be sharing all day on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Saturday, May 8th

Join us to celebrate a year of resiliency and hope, as together we continue to create a positive impact today, tomorrow, and for generations to come! The complimentary virtual event, broadcast from our Great Hall, will include live speakers, inspiring videos, an auction, and a community concert.


Learn more and register here!