The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) expands students’ opportunities to learn in outdoor settings throughout Washington State. Students apply math, science, the arts, and social studies skills to field investigations both out-of-doors and in their classrooms. PEI’s rigorous research-based approach assures that students are “learning by doing”.

Want your own copy of the Field Investigation Guide? How about a framework for Project-Based Learning that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards Engineering Practices? Download PEI’s FieldSTEM Guides today.


Join PEI for a Summer Institute on June 26th and 27th in Puyallup, Washington! This 2-day workshop is designed to help grade 4-8 teachers navigate the Common Core ELA by exploring ELA performance assessments using links to outdoor learning experiences and NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. More details and registration information here.

Teachers who implement tasks and/or lessons in the classroom by December 2014 and report back to PEI will receive a $200 stipend.


What does PEI do? Watch this video to see FieldSTEM in action!

NEW! The Technology for Field Investigations Guide is now available!

PEI recently created multiple guides as part of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Conservation Education Strategy Toolkit. These include the Project Based Learning Model, Field Investigations, Fostering Outdoor Observation Skills, Sustainable Tomorrow, Landscape Investigation Guidelines and Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide. These guides are free to download! Contact us to find out more about how we can work with you through professional development opportunities.

Read more about PEI projects at our blog: pacificeducationinstitute.com


PEI and the Puget Sound

PEI is working with the Puget Sound Partnership and The Russell Family Foundation to reach school districts around the Puget Sound and engage students in action projects. Students will integrate their learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with real world projects that contribute to their sustainable future.

Coastal Ecosystem Education (CEE)

Working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), PEI is providing professional development to teachers and opportunities for students to get outdoors on the Washington Coast.

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