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History Comes Alive Through Ocean Exploration

History came alive this week just off the NESS docks in Stonington Harbor! A collaboration between the Stonington Historical Society and the University of Rhode Island has brought URI’s Brennan T. Phillips, Assistant Professor from the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, to discover and explore the 1814 Battle of Stonington. The National Park Service’s Battlefield Protection […]

Sound and the Ocean: The Connection Between Music and Science

New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ESCO) presented New London 4th graders with an exciting collaboration! This project, funded by Pfizer, exposed New London students to live music and interdisciplinary learning. Kelli O’Connor (clarinet), Tom Brown (trumpet), and Becky Johnson (viola) from ESCO visited students from Winthrop STEM […]

Made In AmeriCorps: Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2019

What is AmeriCorps? It’s AmeriCorps Week and New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is excited to recognize our five-year-strong AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps, a national service program, brings people together across the country to serve in communities that need it most. AmeriCorps offers a variety of different service opportunities, from serving in schools, in the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Ocean Beach in New London

Ocean Beach is one of NESS’s most important sites in New London! Our Ocean Beach classroom allows us to run programs year-round and has lots of resources for students to take advantage of. We have aquariums with animals collected from the creek to display native species in the area, field guides, iPads for research, lesson […]

NESS: Bringing Marine Science and STEM to YOU!

When schools aren’t able to travel to us, we come to them! Accessibility and inclusiveness are very important to NESS. We want to provide STEM ocean adventure programming to everyone regardless of location or ability to travel. Our educators, Noodle (Lauren), Hulapopper (Caleb), and Wookie (Evan) brought marine science and STEM-based experiential learning programs to […]

Nonprofit Receives Award from US Sailing

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) received the Jim Kilroy Outreach and Inclusion Award for its 2018 achievements. US Sailing is the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States, and its Community Sailing Committee promotes and supports community sailing across the country. US Sailing’s Community Sailing awards recognize […]

NESS’s Summer Camp Registration Opens February 1st

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) will open registration for their 2019 Summer Camp on Friday, February 1, 2019. NESS summer programs run Mondays through Fridays for 10 weeks (June 24 – August 30). The half-day and full-day programs are open to students from ages 4-17 and located in Stonington, CT. NESS, […]

NESS Celebrates A Day On, Not a Day Off

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: National Day of Service NESS staff and AmeriCorps members came together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NESS joined thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service by serving the New London community. Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

Nonprofit Recognized for Outstanding Youth Mentoring

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) received an Eastern Connecticut Mentoring Collaborative (ECMC) Award for their 2018 achievements. As a part of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, ECMC promotes mentoring as a means of empowering young people by ensuring access to mentorship throughout eastern Connecticut through schools, colleges and universities, youth […]

Body Zones: Exploring Comparative Anatomy

First grade Regional Multicultural Magnet School students in New London, CT learned all about comparative anatomy with educators, Camo (Sean), Noodle (Lauren), and Pisces (Lilia)! We explored the differences between how whales, squid, and crabs breathe, move, and protect themselves throughout three rotations. Protection Students learned all about how and why animals protect themselves by […]