“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.
60,000 students participated in IslandWood programs during our first 10 years, adding up to more than 1,000,000 hours in nature.
IslandWood serves over 4,000 students from around 100 schools 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.
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:
EXPAND SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING TO BENEFIT MORE CHILDREN AND CONTROL TUITION INCREASES
FUND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT FURTHER CONNECT ISLANDWOOD TO SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
SEED NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BOTH AT ISLANDWOOD AND IN URBAN SETTINGS, AND SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS