Funding and Sponsors


National Science Foundation logo.The Northwest Passage Project is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, which seeks to advance new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1608810

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Additional funding is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program, which supports fundamental research primarily in the physical sciences. For more information about the Heising-Simons Foundation, please visit


We would like to acknowledge and thank our generous sponsors who provided valuable contributions to make the NPP successful.