Discover how our multi-day School Overnight Program on Bainbridge Island extends learning beyond the classroom, engaging students in critical thinking, scientific investigations, and actions that build awareness of and concern for the wellbeing of people and our planet.
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Our School Overnight Program has three main goals:
1. Provide a Foundation of Stewardship
We engage learners in critical thinking, investigations, and actions that build awareness of and concern for the wellbeing of people and our planet. The program’s content is strongly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Ecosystems and Washington State’s Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards (ESE).
2. Ensure Equitable Access and Culturally Responsive Instruction for All Students
We are committed to ensuring equitable access and culturally responsive instruction. We do this by:
3. Develop Meaningful and Sustainable Relationships with Schools and Communities
In addition to providing support for classroom teachers, we also intentionally partner with student’s communities. We meet directly with parents at our School Orientations and host Community Engagement Forums to listen to, learn from, consult, and develop strategies to better engage each unique community.
We are working with and within our communities to better understand how the various aspects of culture influence attendance, retention, curriculum, policy, and instruction and to:
Learn more about our approach to culturally responsive teaching here.
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Three out of four students continue to demonstrate SOP program outcomes–teamwork, engagement with science, pro-environmental behaviors, embracing safe adventure, and engagement with their community–three months after their stay at IslandWood.
Three months after participating in the School overnight Program, teachers report a 70%+ increase in teaching pro-environmental behaviors; teaching outdoors; facilitating investigations; and incorporating stewardship projects.
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.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor