Get Involved with Environmental STEAM Education


At IslandWood, we believe that everyone can play a role in caring for our communities and the planet. 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 of environmental stewards, we hope you’ll join us!


Give Now


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, and mission. Monthly docent meetings are learning opportunities that can include guest speakers sharing their expertise and inside information on upcoming IslandWood programs. Phenology Friday, is a monthly opportunity for docents to walk the trails and learn more together about the ecosystems on IslandWood’s campus and observe the changes throughout the seasons. 


Sometimes docents are the experts and can give a talk about geology, birding, whatever their expertise happens to be! 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.   


Our next Docent Training will be held in October 2024, but we accept volunteer applications all year round as there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in the meantime! Scroll down to the “Sign Up” tab to apply.


Docent Corner

Volunteers helping to further Environmental STEAM Education at IslandWood's
Guests at an event that support Environmental STEAM Education at IslandWood


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.


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


4450 Blakely Ave. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


[email protected]

Ray Cramer, Director of Youth and Family Programs, 206.855.4342, [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]

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Megan Karch, CEO, 206.855.4364, [email protected]

students engaged in Environmental STEAM Education on IslandWood's suspension bridge

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