Curated by our educators, these tools, strategies, and ideas are designed to help teachers engage students in meaningful learning that leverages their homes, neighborhoods, and communities as powerful sites of exploration and discovery.
The IslandWood Graduate Program in Education for Environment and Community is a 10-month immersive residency in justice-oriented environmental education; experiential, student-centered learning; and culturally-responsive teaching and curriculum development.
Working Group members will be developing Amplify Science Unit appendices that provide teachers and districts who have adopted Amplify, ideas for incorporation of localized content, students’ own personal and cultural identities, regional data sets, and relevant climate science.
Made possible thanks to funding from an anonymous donor at the Seattle Foundation, the annual Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community honors extraordinary teachers in Washington K-12 schools who extend learning beyond the classroom.
Our professional development opportunities are designed to support place-based, culturally responsive learning experiences that connect to students’ lives and communities.
Our summer programs internship provides an opportunity for aspiring educators to work with our instructors and campers, and gain valuable experience in environmental education.
– Kacey Lebby, IslandWood Graduate Program in Education for Environment and Community, Class of 2014
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300 IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
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