Dine & Discover

An Evening of Nature, Delicious Food & Connection

IslandWood was built explicitly for discovery — so that children, educators, and community members could discover more deeply the natural world around them. With our Dine & Discover series, we invite you to discover!


Discover our trails, treehouses, canopy tower, and suspension bridge. Discover something about your community and maybe yourself.


Join us on our Bainbridge Island campus for the perfect evening including a reception of appetizers and cocktails, live music, a beautiful meal with wine pairings, and an optional hike through our 250 acres of trails. What a delicious way to support IslandWood’s innovative environmental education programs. We only host this event four times a year, so we hope you can make it! 


Dinner will be prepared by Chef Jim White and his team, who are passionate about bringing sustainably sourced foods and thoughtful dining experiences to students and adults alike. Our meals are inspired by the seasons, featuring locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. We’re happy to accommodate specific dietary requests and you’ll be able to note those when purchasing your tickets.


See our March 16, 2024 menu here!

Dinner is served family-style at community tables with seating for 8 or 10 guests. If you’re joining a large group or wish to be seated with a specific person, please specify your group name when purchasing tickets and we’ll be sure to reserve seats together for your group.

No need to get fancy! Casual dress is welcome.

Registration for the June 2024 evening is open here.


Registration for the September 2024 evening is open here.


“I love Dine & Discover! Such a warm welcoming atmosphere and I especially love how the sense of community is emphasized.”

– Justin A., Dine & Discover attendee


“What an absolutely fabulous event! Your staff was amazing. The food was incredible. We left with full hearts and bellies. Thank you all for the wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and people. What a gift you are to those you serve and your community!”

– Richard S., Dine & Discover attendee

About IslandWood

IslandWood is an environmental education nonprofit serving children, educators, and community members throughout the Puget Sound region. We were founded to increase access and lower financial barriers to nature-based learning for our region’s children. We design and deliver programs in Seattle, Woodinville, Renton, Tacoma, and Bainbridge Island that can inspire a lifetime of passion and care for the natural world and the planet. In a typical year, we serve 50 school districts and 30,000 people with environmental learning!