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January 2020

PUBLIC TOUR – JANUARY 12, 2020

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nature might slow down this time of year, but it is certainly not dormant. Moss and lichen are thriving. Inspect these abundant but tiny life forms as you walk the trails, the same trails that become an outdoor classroom for students in our residential environmental program. A volunteer docent will lead this three-hour walk through our ecologically diverse campus, including a cattail marsh, pond, forest, and ravine, as well as field structures such as a suspension bridge and tree house.…

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NGSS IN ACTION: ENGINEERING COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS (TACOMA)

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tacoma Professional Development Center 6501 North 23rd Street Tacoma, WA 98406, 6501 N 23rd St
Tacoma, WA 98406 United States
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"You will learn tangible ways to take your students outside, engage your students with engineering concepts, and learn how other teachers have succeeded or altered a lesson for success." - Workshop Participant   Learn how to use an Engineering Design Process to help students investigate local problems, identify stakeholers and develop solutions as you interact with a real world schoolyard engineering problem. Then, explore what is involved in putting student ideas into action including possible real-world constraints, practical small-scale solutions,…

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WINTER SKILLS OF A NATURALIST

January 26
IslandWood 4450 Blakely Avenue NE Bainbridge Island, 98110 United States, IslandWood 4450 Blakely Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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To really appreciate moss, lichens and liverworts you need good moss habitat, magnification and a real moss scientist – and we have all three! Join bonafide bryologist Phoebe Goit and IslandWood naturalist Christina Doherty for an interactive learning experience that will sharpen your observation skills and teach you how to step through identification of our most common species of bryophytes (non-vascular plants like mosses), lichens, and even a liverwort or two!  Don't know the difference between a liverwort and a…

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February 2020

NGSS IN ACTION: SCIENCE IN YOUR SCHOOLYARD (OLYMPIC ESD)

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Poulsbo Elementary 18531 Noll Rd NE Poulsbo, WA 98370, 18531 Noll Rd. NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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“A great introduction to what the NGSS mean & look like in actual practice, taught in a very active, interesting way that feels attainable.” – Elizabeth Smith-Gordon, Bryn Mawr Elementary   Learn how starting from student's own experiences and centering the student's community can increase engagement and make the science more meaningful. Venture outside the walls of the classroom to find local environmental phenomena that can anchor your classroom science unit. Explore with us the big picture of “three dimensional”…

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WEAVING FROM THE WILD

February 2
IslandWood Bainbridge Campus, 4450 Blakely Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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Project:  Weaving A Cedar Bark Tray Fiber Arts Instructors:  Kara Horton-Wright, S'Klallam weaver and Melinda West, weaver From time immemorial until the present, the Pacific Northwest landscape has been cultivated and preserved by Salish peoples to be a place from which everything needed for a rich material and cultural life is available. Learn basic lessons from this landscape as S’Klallam weaver, Kara Horton-Wright, guides you through the process of preparing and weaving the inner bark of the Western Red Cedar,…

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CAMPUS TOUR – FEBRUARY 2, 2020

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IslandWood Bainbridge Campus, 4450 Blakely Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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If the Indian Plum is any indicator, the days are getting longer. Look for their slender, red-scaled leaf buds, as well as other signs of spring as you walk through campus. The IslandWood forest is beautiful at all times of year and in all weather, but if this day brings rain, linger a little longer in our Great Hall and classrooms and once outside, take shelter in our tree houses and bird blind. A volunteer docent will lead this three-hour…

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NGSS IN ACTION: COMMUNITY MAPPING WITH CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS (TACOMA)

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Professional Development Center 6501 North 23rd Street Tacoma, WA 98406, 6501 N 23rd St
Tacoma, WA 98406 United States
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“The workshop introduced concepts that were new to me (like asset mapping) and we got a chance to try it out. I liked the combination of conceptual work and hands-on experience. Also talking to teachers from different grade levels and schools made it a richer conversation.” – Anne Huckins, Tukwila School District   Mapping neighborhood assets, opportunities, and problems can engage students more deeply in science and engineering. Learn how system models, patterns, and observing change over time can help…

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DINE & DISCOVER VALENTINE’S THEMED DINNER — AN ISLANDWOOD DINNER SERIES (SOLD OUT)

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IslandWood 4450 Blakely Avenue NE Bainbridge Island, 98110 United States, IslandWood 4450 Blakely Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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$100

A Sunday Evening of Nature, Delicious Food & Connection     Our February dinner is officially SOLD OUT! To join the waitlist, please contact Julia Myrick at philanthropy@islandwood.org, and be sure to check out our March dinner here!   We’re thrilled to announce Dine & Discover, a new dinner series on our Bainbridge Island campus. Join us for the perfect Sunday evening, with live music, a beautiful meal, and complementary wine pairings.   Dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef…

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CAMPUS VISIT DAY FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS

February 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
IslandWood Bainbridge Campus, 4450 Blakely Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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Want to be a leader in education? Our foundational graduate program in Education for Environment and Community (EEC), offered in partnership with the University of Washington, is a 10-month teaching residency preparing culturally-responsive educators capable of catalyzing community and environmental stewardship. The program serves as the first three quarters of the M.Ed degree at the University of Washington’s nationally-ranked College of Education. It also fulfils the prerequisites for application to the Master's in Teaching for Elementary Teacher Education program at the University of…

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PEACEFUL REVOLUTION: RESTORING HOPE IN A TRAUMATIZED WORLD, WITH PAUL K. CHAPPELL

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IslandWood 4450 Blakely Avenue NE Bainbridge Island, 98110 United States, IslandWood 4450 Blakely Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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Paul Chappell

Registration Now Open!   Join the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and IslandWood for a conversation about waging a peaceful revolution with Paul K. Chappell, West Point Graduate, Iraq War Veteran, and Peace and Literacy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.   About Paul K. Chappell: Paul K. Chappell is an international peace educator and the Peace Literacy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation located in California. A West Point graduate and Iraq war veteran who believes that humanity must…

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