Get Graduate Credits, live on Brainbridge Island and Teach for a Year. Sounds nice!

The graduate residency program in Environmental Education— IslandWood—has room for more students. During this residency you live in a cabin in the woods on Bainbridge Island, WA for a year, while teaching EE to elementary students and receiving Masters’ level Education credits for the graduate classes you are taking. You can complete an additional year to receive your Masters degree in Education or to receive your teaching certification. Please pass on this opportunity to anyone that might be interested!

Education for Environment and CommunityBainbridge Island WAThere is still time to begin your master’s degree this summer! IslandWood’s certificate in Education for Environment and Community, is the first half of a master’s in education through the University of Washington.

Experiential learning at the graduate level! Live, learn and teach on an island in the Puget Sound. University of Washington classes are taught on the IslandWood site. Students apply new understanding of ecology, teaching, and learning while working with diverse groups of children from urban and rural communities.

The IslandWood/University of Washington program in Education for Environment and Community begins in late August. Inquire now and apply by July 15!

For course information and application materials, visit our website at

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American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration (AAPRA) Best Paper Award


One (1) student will receive a Best Student Paper Award of $500 plus expenses of up to $250 for the author to travel to the Academy’s Annual Meeting to receive the award and present the paper; the paper will be published in Parks & Recreation Magazine.

Certificate of Merit awards will be given to the two (2) next best student papers submitted


A student paper refers to either a master’s thesis or a major professional paper written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master’s degree; or to a senior undergraduate thesis written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree or similar qualification.

The paper must have been completed in the previous two (2) calendar years.

The paper should make a contribution to scholarly literature and have clear implications for the improved practice of park and recreation administration.

Papers written by students who were pursuing a doctoral degree at the time the paper was written are not eligible.

The writer of the winning paper must personally attend the Academy’s annual meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association’s Annual Congress and present a five (5) minute synopsis of his or her paper.


An electronic copy of an executive summary of the paper, not exceeding 1000 words should be submitted to the Chair of the Academy’s Best Paper Award Committee. Summaries exceeding this word limit will not be considered. This is due April 15, 2013.


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