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    Pilot your drone. Launch your rover.
    Teams forming now!
    Win a trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX
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    Teams, Coach Training & Open Labs
    Youth Open Labs.
    Professional Development.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop, promote, and support S.T.E.M education for youth on the Olympic Peninsula.

Its goal is to develop long term, sustainable, STEM and Computer Science education programs for youth of all ages.

The NWDL provides logistical, technical, and financial support to educators, school districts, and youth organizations across Washington. The Northwest Discovery Lab is a Washington State non-profit based in Port Townsend, WA.


Windward Program is now its own non-profit corporation

Windward School has grown into its own non-profit corporation.

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Our Current Projects
Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge

Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge

The NWDL is proud to be the organizing hub on the Olympic Peninsula for the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, for 5th-12th grade youth. Build a lunar replica, and fly to the moon! …more

Lego EV3 Robotics

Through open labs and professional development for new teams, the NWDL promotes and develops teams to compete in FIRST LEGO League robotics competitions.

Howling Chickens Robotics

Partnered with 4-H, the award-winning Howling Chickens are a team of motivated youth in grades 4th-8th grade, learning and working together to promote STEM on the Olympic Peninsula.

The Importance of STEM Education!

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21 Jan

Howling Chickens at FLL Semifinals

Scenes from FLL Semifinals in Seattle! The morning took the students through many rehearsals to prepare for their 3 judged pr... …More

09 Dec

Scenes from competition day

Ike Banks is 4-H Proud The Howling Chickens passed out “FLL Bingo” sheets to kids, inviting them to find things l... …More

09 Dec

Howling Chickens at the FIRST LEGO League Peninsula Qualifier

Congratulations team #24226! These 7 youth won the Core Values award, and will be advancing to the Semi Finals in January 201... …More