Seaweed Farming in Our Backyard!

So, you’ve heard of agriculture, but what about aquaculture? Well seaweed farming is happening right here in Long Island Sound! Let’s delve into this a little bit! Seaweed…first of all, the term “weed” has a pretty negative connotation, similar to “pest.” And for frequent beach-goers it can be a real pest! It’s stinky, gets caught […]

Clean Up Our Beaches!

Using reusable materials and being mindful of where our trash goes seems to be a trendy topic, but regardless marine debris continues to be one of the biggest threats to our oceans today. Researchers don’t even know how much plastic is in our oceans! Marine debris doesn’t just mean plastics, but anything that is solid […]

Porgies, Bass, and Eighth-Graders, Oh My!

Porgies, Bass, and Eighth-Graders, Oh My! New London Fall Fishing Tournament Although the weather is getting chilly and school is in full swing, that doesn’t stop NESS from doing our thing! On Thursday, September 27th, NESS partnered with New London community volunteers to host a fall fishing tournament for eighth grade Leadership students from Bennie […]

NESS Curriculum: How We Implement Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP)

NESS Curriculum: How We Implement Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP) “understanding the ocean is essential to comprehending and protecting this planet on which we live” As the beginning of a new school year is upon us, you might be wondering how NESS curriculum is created! NESS uses curriculum standards such as the Ocean Literacy Principles to […]

What a Day for Catch a Curl!

New England Science & Sailing Foundation’s 7th annual “Catch a Curl” youth surf competition was held this past weekend and was a huge success! We had perfect weather for both surfing and the beach cleanup. We had 28 surfers competing and 14 participants for the new “Try Surfing” portion of the morning! With our educators’ […]

Catch a Curl is Coming!

Got the back to school blues? Missing NESS summer camp? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the joys of ocean adventure sports and relish the last moments of summer with our annual Catch a Curl Youth Surf Competition! This is the 7th year we partnered up with the Westerly Recreation Department and North American Marine […]

Welcome to the AmeriCorps Team!

As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, we are excited to extend a warm welcome to 11 new AmeriCorps members and 4 returning members to the NESS family! The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps team uses national service to engage the students of New London in STEM-based ocean adventure learning, […]

Sail Green!

Be The Change You Want to Sea in the World NESS believes that sailors like ourselves are true allies and stewards of our ocean.  Whether you are out for a pleasure cruise or competing in a regatta, the ocean is yours to enjoy. Along with the privilege of appreciating the seas comes the responsibility of […]

Creature Feature: Horseshoe Crabs

We had many exciting moments here at NESS during our summer camp season, but one of my personal favorites involves some living fossils. Sea FitNESS had cruised over to Sandy Point for some boogie boarding and two campers took a quick break for some sand castle building. The girls were digging close to where the […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 6

We’re continuing to beat the heat in our ocean adventures! The cooling breeze and refreshing salt water allowed our students to have endless fun in the sun on our beautiful Long Island Sound. Whether becoming a pirate or performing field research, there was never a time short of fitNESS or boating adventures! Marine Science Students […]