Where Dreams
Take Flight

About Us

At Pearson Field Education Center we offer hands-on aviation-based STEM and leadership programs for youth ages kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) built on the rich and diverse history of Pearson Field and surrounding Historic Reserve. Knowledge and experience gained at PFEC provides a foundation for young people’s further education and careers in STEM based fields, including aviation, while instilling an appreciation for the history of Pearson Field and those that have gone before them.

Let’s Take Flight!

Learn more about Pearson Field Education Center and the youth we serve. We are proud to provide STEM education in a challenging and unique environment, where kids are preparing their flight plans for the future.

Find Pearson Field Education Center

We’re located in a hangar on Pearson Field
at 201 A East Reserve Street, Vancouver WA 98661

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.

– Leonardo da Vinci

Mission

Through aviation, we inspire youth to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, while instilling an appreciation for the people, events, and innovations of historic Pearson Field.

Vision

  • We envision Pearson Field Education Center as a nationally recognized model for experiential STEM based K-12 education, uniquely combined with the appreciation and inspiration provided by integrating the rich history of Pearson Field and the people and events that came before us.
  • We envision Pearson Field Education Center and historic Pearson Field as the entry point to a thriving STEM/aviation cluster within a 100-mile radius of the oldest continuously operating airfield in the Pacific Northwest and one of the two oldest continuously operating airfields in the country. This includes locally available access to education at all levels, a healthy and growing family of STEM/aviation related businesses and the jobs they offer.