TLS Annual Gathering

What to Expect at IslandWood

IslandWood is a 250 acre outdoor learning center that was developed to offer environmental learning experiences to school children. IslandWood was rooted in a belief that the natural world holds the power to educate and inspire not only the way we live, but the way we see. By gaining a new awareness—of nature, ourselves, and one another—we realize our true potential and our ability to chart a course to a better world. IslandWood has grown from a pilot program serving ten Seattle schools into a nationally recognized organization rooted in an integrated approach to scientific learning, self-awareness, and stewardship. Learn more about the IslandWood history on the webpage.  

Read a fun article about how IslandWood became one of the most sustainable projects in the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to educational programs for students, IslandWood hosts weddings, family reunions and other events.  

‚ÄčAt IslandWood we will be able to enjoy more than the labyrinth activities. IslandWood staff will be onsite to offer guided nature tours. There are several “outdoor classroom” spaces to expore, including the Suspension Bridge, two treehouses, and the Floating Classroom on Mac’s Pond.

The Friendship Circle is a covered outdoor space where Gathering participants will gather on Friday evening for songs and s'mores sponsored by Lars Howlett/Discover Labyrinths.