Stonington Summer Camp Week 1

Thank you to all of our students who helped us kick off summer with excitement, curiosity, and eagerness to learn in our outdoor classrooms. Our educators focused on a variety of topics and techniques throughout the week, while adjusting programs accordingly to the weather, from the sunny and calm days, to the windy and wavy […]

A Day in the Life of a NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member

NESS SEA Americorps Members

A few weeks ago, I spent my Thursday shadowing our NESS SEA AmeriCorps Members. The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps program uses national service to engage the students of New London in STEM-based ocean adventure learning. Our AmeriCorps program is such a fantastic element of NESS and critical piece of New London Initiative, so […]

Gear Corner: Sailing Boots Versus Sneakers

Welcome to Gear Corner! When it comes to competitive sailing, do you prefer sailing boots or sneakers? NESS’s Director of Sailing Programs Mark “Zorro” Zagol tells about his sailing sneaker preference! “I distinctly remember the first pair of Aigle sailing boots that my parents bought for me when I was about 13 years old. I […]

NESS Announces Winning Artists in Annual Statewide Drawing Contest

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) announced this year’s winning artists for the statewide calendar drawing contest entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Santiago Araujo of the Shelter Rock School in Danbury […]

Inclusiveness Through the Eyes of an AmeriCorps Member

“It was a winter day and our AmeriCorps members and after school students were making the most of our indoor heating system at Ocean Beach to learn about marine science. This week’s topic was about climate change, specifically how levees can be important factors in combating sea level rise. The goal for the students’ activity […]

NESS Joins the Unified Water Study!

71% of the Earth is covered by water. This Earth Day, and every day for that matter, it’s important that we celebrate and take care of this planet and all its water—including Long Island Sound! We are excited to announce that we are joining Save the Sound’s Unified Water Study this year! The Unified Water […]

NESS Expands Its Disabled Sailing Offerings

Press Release: NESS Expands Its Disabled Sailing Offerings STONINGTON, CT. The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is expanding their adaptive sailing offerings for the disabled community. NESS is hosting a free Adaptive Sailing Demo Day in Stonington on May 19 and just opened registration. No experience is needed, but spots are limited and […]

The Wonders of a Microscope

“Budget issues are pervasive throughout most schools, and teachers are leaned on heavily to provide top level education while given little resources. Hartford has many schools where this is the case. People care, but it’s difficult to stay positive when the funding isn’t there to support the classrooms. These are the schools that NESS targets […]

Get Certified For Summer!

March has been nothing short of a blur of blizzards. Every week thus far has been punctuated by some form of meteorological event. As we brace for what could be our fourth nor’easter on this second day of “spring,” our day dreams of summer seem somehow both agonizingly far away yet surprisingly close at hand. […]

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week is a week long celebration of the people and programs who have committed to “Get Things Done” in thousands of locations across the country since the inception of AmeriCorps in 1994. The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps program uses national service to engage the students of New London in STEM-based ocean adventure learning. […]