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.

 

 

 

IslandWood Today

Islandwood serves around 100 schools and 4,400 students per year through our School Overnight Program. More than 300 teachers have completed our environmental education graduate program, with the potential to reach 1.3 million students. We also provide over $1 million annually in scholarships and tuition assistance to teachers and students throughout the region.

Expanding the Impact

With your help, IslandWood has the potential to impact the lives of millions more by expanding our core programs and outdoor education curriculum to bring more kids into the outdoors and bring environmental studies to schools everywhere.

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP CHILDREN, COMMUNITIES, AND THE PLANET:

1.
EXPAND SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING TO BENEFIT MORE CHILDREN AND CONTROL TUITION INCREASES

2.
FUND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT FURTHER CONNECT ISLANDWOOD TO SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

3.
SEED NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BOTH AT ISLANDWOOD AND IN URBAN SETTINGS, AND SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS