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Our Story

The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) was founded in 2003 by a consortium of leaders from the private and public natural resource, agriculture and education sectors; including the Washington Forest Protection Association, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and key education stakeholders from the principals’, superintendents’ and school directors’ associations.  Together we have established teaching frameworks to guide project-based learning in the outdoors grounded in Washington State’s educational goals, the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Our Mission

To advance science literacy and deepen student engagement by empowering educators to teach real-world science outdoors.