Meet Our Educators!

IslandWood educators lead planning sessions, walking field trips, and our Community Waters Field Study.  Here’s our Community Waters team:


Celina Steiger (she/her), IslandWood Urban Programs Coordinator, is really loving working with Seattle teachers on Community Waters! A graduate of IslandWood’s graduate programs, she has been focusing her urban ecology and educational equity lenses with this science unit. Celina leads teacher trainings, planning sessions, walking field trips and the Community Waters Field Study. She looks forward to helping Seattle 4th graders find their “stormwater goggles”!

KayLani Siplin-CW

KayLani Siplin (she/her), IslandWood Lead Educator, is a graduate of Antioch University Seattle and IslandWood’s Urban Environmental Education graduate program. She enjoys exploring the outdoors and has worked as an environmental educator at overnight camps and in the classroom. KayLani is excited about helping students see how everything fits together and discover the ways they can make meaningful change in their own communities.

Brad Street (he/him), IslandWood Programs Manager, has been loving the opportunity with the Community Waters unit to bring together his time as an outdoor environmental education with the more formal training from his Masters in Teaching. While he enjoys crafting student pipes maps and fine-tuning handouts, the main categories of his involvement have been developing the curriculum, large group trainings, and program assessment.  He is looking forward to his own second grader doing the unit in a couple years!