Sunday, May 27, 2012

Get to know a grad!

Our adventurous Catie Clune takes us owling through IslandWood’s Mist Net north and south trails to track resident barred owl Gus or his partner with owlettes. You’ll learn about Catie’s interest in continuing to teach outdoors, the birding skills she’s learned while at IslandWood, and a little bit about IslandWood’s history with Gus. Spoiler alert! She finds Gus! Happy owling! 

Extra photos shared by Catie below. Catie, Liz (featured in blog last fall), Caitlin, Sarah (featured earlier this year) and Issana meet Gus' only owlette this year during the owlette's banding a few days after Catie took us owling. 

A closer look at owl expert Jamie Acker banding owlette. :) 

Healthy and CUTE baby! 

Mama stays close to look over her young one.

Babe kisses babe!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Get to know a grad!

Meet Michael Rawlins! He enjoys the freedom IslandWood offers to facilitate and develop lessons plans around his interests: forestry, food, and culture. As a native Washingtonian, Michael is having fun learning more about the flora and fauna with which he grew up and exploring them with a fresh perspective after being away for nearly 10 years.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Get to know a grad!

Abigail Trajtenberg loves to incorporate art and science into her teaching. In this audio snapshot, we have the pleasure of hearing Abigail read a couple of pages from a book she wrote about different learning styles. Check back again later this week for photos of her book.