IslandWood's Urban School Programs Team delivers science education programs in urban settings. These programs include:
- Support of the Community Waters Science Unit and delivery of the Community Waters Field Study in Seattle with Seattle Public Schools.
- Delivery of three school day programs at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville.
- Professional Development Opportunities for teachers.
Our programs connect school science curriculum to watersheds and other built and natural systems in or near the communities where students live. They have been designed in partnership with local school districts to support Next Generation Science Standards and specific science units.
IslandWood’s Urban School Programs:
- Work closely in partnership to support schools and teachers, including incorporating school standards such as Next Generation Science Standards.
- Reinforce and build upon the student learning that occurs in both formal and informal settings.
- Broaden the idea of environment to include urban systems and emphasize human impacts on ecosystems.
- Strive to be learner-centered, culturally responsive, and adaptable to the participants and the needs of their community.