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 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!
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!
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 Tamar Kupiec at email@example.com.
IslandWood advocates for public policy solutions which advance education that fosters a deeper understanding of our environment and inspires every student to take action.
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. Three recipients are selected annually, with each receiving a $10,000 award.
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
IslandWood has closed our education programs, community events, and private events until further notice. However, we are running a select number of virtual events! We will be continuing to run our graduate program via remote classes.