NOAA Recognizes Pacific Education Institute and Other Recipients of Environmental Education Grants

Jan 06, 2009, 13:00 ET from Washington Forest Protection Association

OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Washington Forest Protection Association:

The Pacific Education Institute and the NOAA Office of Education Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program are hosting a public event to mark the presentation of $925,000 to support five environmental education programs in the states of Oregon and Washington.

WHAT: Ceremony to mark awarding of funds to five grant recipients who use the outdoors as a classroom. Grant recipients, students and teachers will attend.

WHEN: Thursday, January 8, 2009

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Governor's Conference Room, Capitol Building

416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW

Olympia, Washington 98504

WHO: Governor's Office, Kathleen Drew, Executive Policy Advisor

State and Federal Legislators

Tribal Leadership

NOAA Leadership

B-WET Grant Recipients

The Pacific Education Institute (PEI), a non-profit organization, expands students' opportunities to learn in real-world settings throughout Washington State. Students apply math, science, the arts, and social studies skills to investigate, in the out-of-doors and in their classrooms, the environmental and economic opportunities to sustain their communities. PEI's rigorous research-based approach assures that students are "learning by doing." The Pacific Education Institute was founded by public and private partners.

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Pacific Education Institute:

The Pacific Northwest B-WET Program provides funds to environmentally based education organizations to provide students, teachers and communities throughout the states of Oregon and Washington with meaningful watershed educational experiences. Through competitive grants, the B-WET program has the opportunity to bring the environment into every classroom and every child out into the environment in a meaningful way.

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. Visit

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Bay Watershed Education and Training Program:

SOURCE Washington Forest Protection Association