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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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.
50% of participating schools are from low-income and marginalized communities. Donor support ensures the program is financially possible for as many students as possible.
The School Overnight Program typically welcomes 4,000+ students from all over the Puget Sound region to our Bainbridge campus each year.
IslandWood has been awarded the Washington State Outdoor School Seal of Assurance for providing evidence of the safety of our policies and procedures to minimize risk for students and staff, ensuring the safest possible overnight experience.