Get Involved with Environmental STEAM Education

SUPPORT OUR WORK

At IslandWood, we believe that all of us can play a role in creating a more equitable and sustainable future. That’s why we create culturally responsive environmental education experiences that help students and educators understand their environment and discover the impact they can have on their world. If you share our passion for preparing the next generation to work together to care for the planet and our communities, we hope you’ll join us!

 

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VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at IslandWood! Please click the “Sign Up” link below to get started.

 

Volunteers and docents are vital to our mission and are active in every aspect of IslandWood—from gardening and landscaping to educational and community programs, administration, and special events. We hope you’ll join our intergenerational community of volunteers!

Docent furthering Environmental STEAM Education in IslandWood's Garden

Docents are an essential extension of our education team, leading site tours and being ambassadors of our mission. Docents receive extensive training in Puget Sound natural and cultural history, as well as in IslandWood’s sustainable design, history, mission, and programs.

Docent-led programs include: Forest and Tree House Hike, Canopy Tower Hike, Bird Habitat Hike, Sustainable Design Tour, Mission and Program Tour, and Campus Tour. Docents also support community programs, such as Afternoon on the Trails and Mushroom Mania, as well as provide additional support to the organization.  

 

We invite you to come on this wonderful journey of learning and discovery by joining us for a five week Docent Training program, starting in October on our Bainbridge Island campus. The dates for the training are:

 

Monday, October 10, 9am-12pm

Monday, October 17, 9am-12pm

Monday, October 24, 9am-12pm

Monday, October 31, 9am-12pm

Monday, November 7, 9am-12pm

 

If you are interested in this docent training, email Tandiwhe Kongela by the end of day Tuesday, October 4 at [email protected].

 

Docent Corner

Volunteers helping to further Environmental STEAM Education at IslandWood's
A teacher and students participating in Environmental STEAM Education at IslandWood

NOMINATE A TEACHER FOR THE PATSY COLLINS AWARD

The Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community was created to reward 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. This year, six recipients will be selected, with each receiving a $5,000 award.

 

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PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS THAT SUPPORT OUR WORK

From our annual Dinner in the Woods fundraiser to thoughtfully-designed events on our campus, we invite you to join us. When you participate in these events you support our mission, as the revenue generated provides critical funding for our education programs.

Guests at an event that support Environmental STEAM Education at IslandWood
students engaged in Environmental STEAM Education on IslandWood's suspension bridge

CONTACT US

We would love to hear from you! See the contact list below or for general inquires you can reach us at:

 

IslandWood
4450 Blakely Ave. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 

206.855.4300
[email protected]

Dianna Green, Campus Programs Manager, 206.855.4309, [email protected]

Jim White, Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, 206.855.4319, [email protected]

Rachel Samuelian, Director of Communications & Marketing, 206.855.4353,  [email protected]

Darren Kerbs, Director of Major Gifts, 206.855.4362, [email protected]

Megan Karch, CEO, 206.855.4364, [email protected]

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