FieldSTEM in Action

Spokane students use PEI tools to explore wildfire mitigation and tree benefits  

Using training and materials from PEI, students in Spokane School District’s On Track Academy (OTA) expanded their knowledge of forest management this spring through tree planting, a three-week unit focused on urban forestry and wildfires and a campus symposium on tree benefits open to the public.

Read more about their work here.

An Introduction to FieldSTEM

School districts around the state implementing district-wide professional learning

This spring teachers from across Washington State attended one of PEI’s five introductory workshops and gained tools for implementing outdoor-based STEM learning with their students. The workshops served as an entry point for educators, many of whom have heard about PEI’s FieldSTEM framework from their colleagues. We are finding that more and more school districts are implementing school-wide participation in these introductory courses, giving all their educators fundamental backgrounds on outdoor learning.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Sustainability course offers students hope through social emotional learning 

Schools and school districts are increasingly aware that an “education” must consider not only a child’s academic success, but also their social and emotional success. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices teach students important life skills, such as understanding themselves, developing a positive self-image, managing their emotions, and taking responsibility for their actions. SEL also encourages students to set goals and make responsible decisions, leading to greater success and better interpersonal relationships in school and throughout their lives.  

PEI’s brand-new Sustainability Course was developed with SEL principles in mind.  

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Upcoming Events




Jun 15 & 16 

FieldSTEM with Wahkiakum School District 

Wahkiakum SD 

Jun 25 

Invasive Species with WA Pest Watch (in-person) 

Tolmie State Park 

Jun 28 

Invasive Species with WA Pest Watch (online) 


Jun 30 

Invasive Species with WA Pest Watch (online) 


Visit our calendar for more information.

  With Gratitude

Thank you to our recent funders

Bill Monahan
Denise Buck
Erika Bjorkquist
Gail Kramer
Kathryn Kurtz
The Connell Family Trust
The Stocker Foundation
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