• As part of our commitment to equity, IslandWood begins participation in 2-year Working Towards Racial Equity workshop series led by The Lawrence Hall of Science and Justice Outside.
• IslandWood successfully advocates alongside peer organizations for House Bill 2078. The bill passed on March 24th, creating for the first time, a WA state-funded Outdoor School program. IslandWood CEO, Megan Karch, played a critical role in the effort as the Co-Legislative Chair of the Washington Outdoor School Consortium.
•In partnership with King County, IslandWood begins offering programming at the South Plant in Renton, increasing our capacity to reach more students and teachers in the Puget Sound region.
•Along with Puget Sound and Olympic ESDs, IslandWood puts together a Localizing Amplify Science Working Group to develop Amplify Science Unit appendices that will provide teachers and districts with ideas for incorporation of localized content, students’ own personal and cultural identities, regional data sets, and relevant climate science.
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.
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