Happy 2021, <<First Name>>!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our end-of-year campaign. With your valuable partnerships and generous support, we are able to continue supporting educators to provide real-world science outdoors to students throughout Washington. Read on to see our current happenings.

What we've been up to

Solutions Oriented Learning Storylines: Food Waste for Bilingual Teachers

Last month we launched our first ever Spanish bilingual workshop. Twenty-three educators joined PEI Faculty, Lourdes Flores, in a three-session, online workshop. Participants explored waste management systems and the connection of food waste to climate change. Read more about the next bilingual workshop in February.

Community makes it happen

FieldSTEM Champions

Each year, PEI recognizes individuals and organizations that exemplify our vision of promoting a scientifically literate citizenry empowered to make balanced, well-informed decisions for sustainable communities, through our FieldSTEM celebration. This year, we highlighted six champions. It takes all of us to offer the support educators need to effectively implement FieldSTEM.
View our conversations with this year's FieldSTEM champions

Featured lesson


In this ELA-aligned performance task, students will learn about what a bioblitz is and why they are important in tracking the health of our natural environment.  Students will also participate in conducting a schoolyard bioblitz and complete the performance task by writing an essay on what they learned. Download the lesson.

Upcoming Events

DATE WORKSHOP LOCATION (all workshops are online)
Jan 20 ESD 113: Climate Science Series for K-3 ESD113 Regions (registration through ESD)
Jan 25-28 SOLS: Coastal Hazards West Sound, Coast (waitlist available)
Jan 28 Growing Up WILD Centralia College (by invitation only)
Feb 3, 9, 23 SOLS: Fire ESD113 Regions (registration through ESD)
Feb 4 FieldSTEM: Schoolyard Investigations for K-1 South Sound (by invitation only)
Feb 8-11 SOLS: Renewable Energy Solar Eastern WA (workshop full, waitlist available)
Feb 8-11 SOLS: Food Waste (Bilingual) Statewide (registration opens to public on 1/28)
Feb 10 FieldSTEM: Schoolyard Investigations for 2-3 South Sound (by invitation only)

With Gratitude

Thank you to our December supporters!

Aaron and Lauren Rodriguez
Bill Monahan
Brian and Deborah Bahs
Brittlind Company, Inc.
Christopher Overland
Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
Debora Munguia
Doug Hooks
Employment Security Department
Gareth Waugh
Jean MacGregor
Jessica Josephs
John Ison
John Maxwell
John Robertson
John Warjone
Julie Fry
Katie Hatam
Michael Nelson
Mira Lutz Castle
Ocosta School District
Pacific West Timber Company LLC
Pam Farr 
Paul and Gail Kramer
Ron and Heather Sisson
Ron Shultz
TC&I Chinook
The McGregor Company
Tina Niels
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

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