• Humphreys Munai joins IslandWood as Chief Finance & Operations Officer.
• IslandWood adapts existing programs and creates new ones to meet the needs of our community during COVID-19. A few of the new programs launched include Afternoon Ecologists (an outdoor program for 3rd – 6th graders on Bainbridge Island), What’s for Dinner Wednesday (a to-go meal program), When It Rains, It Pours (free virtual water-based lessons for Seattle area schools), Hand in Hand Nature Explorations (story time, activities, and hikes on our Bainbridge campus for little ones and their adults), and more.
• We reinforce our commitment to building a race equity culture. Learn more about our justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) priorities and our progress towards those priorities, here.
• A school for the blind comes to our School Overnight Program for the first time. Our work with the Washington School for the Blind offers a powerful example of how we customize our lessons in partnership with schools and how our instructors are skilled at responding to the uniqueness of each individual student to ensure the best possible learning experience.
• We pilot the Duwamish River Project, a collaboration with Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Public Schools, Community Health Advocates, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. Sailing on an Argosy boat down the Duwamish River in South Seattle, 5th grade students learn about the social and ecological history of the river, including decades of pollution and the ongoing restoration efforts by many local groups.
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.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300 IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor