We partner with teachers to connect classroom curriculum to watersheds and other built and natural systems in or near where students live. Our day programs are designed to support schools and teachers, reinforce student learning that happens in both formal and informal settings, broaden the idea of “environment” to include urban systems, and emphasize human impacts on ecosystems.
We strive to be learner-centered, culturally responsive, and adaptable to participants and the needs of their community.
We offer day programs at King County’s Brightwater Treatment Plant in Woodinville and South Plant in Renton, on the Duwamish River, and in parks in Seattle.
Learn more about each program, our team, and COVID protocols below.
The health and safety of you and your students, as well as our educators, is of our utmost priority. Our educators are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will follow any additional safety protocols specific to your school or classroom.
-Brent Hinson, Teacher at Lowell Elementary
3 out of 4 teachers saw students making connections to the program months after participation
80% of teachers report that students made connections between the program and their home community
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