It's their future. And yours.

As the way we live, play, and learn has changed, an entire generation is growing up with little connection to the environment. And it’s having a profound effect on their development, the communities we share, and our precious natural resources. Together we can alter their paths, and the future.

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“At a time when children are experiencing widespread health issues…exposure to nature and outdoor play can have a significant impact on a child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being.”

—POOJA S. TANDON, MD, MPH, SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Children who participate in environment-based education programs have increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning and greater pride and ownership in their accomplishments.

Enthusiasm for learning
Over 1 million hours in nature

60,000 students participated in IslandWood programs during our first 10 years, adding up to more than 1,000,000 hours in nature.