“Culturally responsive teaching” is everywhere at IslandWood. From our work with students and teachers in the Seattle area, to our programs on Bainbridge Island, this approach to teaching and learning influences eve-ry aspect of our educational philosophy and practices.READ MORE
Last week, we shared our reflections and solidarity with Black Lives Matter on our social media channels and website. Like many of you, our country’s history of racism and resulting violence against Black lives is something that’s been on my mind almost constantly the past few weeks. How do we do more? How do we do better? How do we once and for all dismantle the racism that pervades daily living for people of color, and very specifically, Black people? I’ve been grappling with these questions and wanted to follow up on our statement last week with how we are moving this work forward at IslandWood.READ MORE
With every school that comes to IslandWood, a partnership is formed. It begins well before the buses pull up to the Arrival Shelter to the welcoming cheers of our graduate student instructors and lasts well after those same buses pull away to calls of farewell.READ MORE
Déana Scipio is not only the Director of Campus Education at IslandWood, but a true children’s book connoisseur. At a recent presentation she gave at the Peacock Family Services Peackocktail Party, the audience was fascinated by Déana's approach to using children’s books to promote representation and anti-bias.READ MORE
Each week, our School Overnight Program has a lofty goal — to engage curiosity, build community, and inspire 4th – 6th graders to become environmental problem solvers capable of addressing the most critical issues facing our planet. All in the span of four days.READ MORE
Natalie Myers attended the School Overnight Program with Suquamish Elementary. Since then, she has earned a degree in Environmental Science from Occidental College, worked with Planned Parenthood on reproductive justice outreach and education, and participated in field research in Costa Rica, Panama, and Guam.READ MORE
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.
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