PEI Special Event

PEI's 2022 FieldSTEM Celebration Leaves Attendees Inspired

Listening to the honorees at PEI’s 2022 FieldSTEM Celebration on September 22nd lit a spark in many of the evening’s attendees. The event highlighted outstanding efforts of educators and legislators around the state to bring PEI’s model of outdoor-based STEM learning to life. 
Representative Alicia Rule of the 42nd legislative district was both an audience member and an awardee. “It was so fulfilling to see so many partners who have been dedicated to this work for years,” she says, “and I left feeling inspired by what we will do together in partnership as we continue to implement and build nature education for our kids.” 

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Climate Education in Action

Climate Science Workshops Help Teachers Engage a Wide Range of Students

Look at any PEI Climate Science workshop in the past two and a half years and the odds are good that Michelle Bretherton was there. The Rochester School District TK-2 STEM Specialist has participated in six since January 2020 in addition to three FieldSTEM workshops. What keeps her coming back is seeing how the tools and resources she gains impact her students. 
“What I love most about PEI is the focus on getting kids outside and developing a sense of place,” says Bretherton. “Engagement is always high and they’re better able to make connections with the material we work on indoors when they have firsthand experience outdoors.” 

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Upcoming Events 

Date Workshop Location
Oct 29 FieldSTEM: Math Performance Tasks Statewide*
Nov 3-5 CTE Framework: Forest Management Writing Workshop Statewide**
Nov 5 SOLS: Coastal Hazards with NWESD (189) NWESD region
Nov 7-10 Outdoor Schools WA Fall Training Ellensburg, WA
Nov 9+30 FieldSTEM: Fostering Outdoor Observation Skills Statewide*
Nov 9 Salmon in the Classroom: Collaborative Teacher Forum Central WA
Nov 10 FieldSTEM: ELA Performance Tasks (Spanish) Statewide*
Nov 14-15 CTE Framework: Restoration Ecology Writing Workshop Statewide**
*Registration will open at a later date
**Not open to the public.
Visit our calendar for more information.

  With Gratitude

Thank you to last month’s donors and funders!

Blade Smithee
Dennis Sterner
Mike Nelson
Beth Doglio
Gareth Waugh
Shelley Barker
Greg Barker
Adrian Miller
Key Bank
Pam Farr
Leigh Ann Gilmer
Mira Lutz Castle
Kyle Guzlas
Pat Otto
Roz Thompson
The McGregor Company
The Squaxin Island Tribe
Peter Heide
Taylor Shellfish
Rayonier Advanced Materials Foundation
John Ison
Bill Monahan
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