Get Involved with Environmental STEAM Education


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!


Give Now


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at IslandWood! While we don’t currently have any volunteer opportunities available, please click the “Sign Up” link below to let us know that you’d like us to reach out when opportunities become available.


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.


If you are interested in actively leading hikes and tours and would like to take part in our next docent training, email Mary Meier


Docent Corner

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


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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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


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



Breanna Caruso, Campus Programs Manager, 206.855.4309,

Jim White, Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, 206.855.4319,

Rachel Samuelian, Director of Communications & Marketing, 206.855.4353,

Darren Kerbs, Director of Major Gifts, 206.855.4362,

Megan Karch, CEO, 206.855.4364,

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