New London

  • Spring Cleaning Reset

    Steve Elci
    No Comments March 3, 2017

    Sometimes after weeks of programs, resetting the work space with deep cleaning and organization is refreshing.



  • Proclamation from the City of New London

    Caroline Pierce
    No Comments December 28, 2016

    It has been a busy and exciting year in New London!



  • Taking Action to Address Marine Debris: Youth-Led Social Change at BDJMS

    Willie Barber
    February 26, 2016

    The highly motivated 7th grade LEAD students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) are making a difference! For the past few weeks, they have been diligently creating a proposal to take action and bring environmental awareness to the people of New London and its greater community.



  • AmeriCorps Members Put Citizenship and Service in Action

    Kelley Stephens
    January 6, 2016

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off”.



  • Cardboard Boat Project at BDJMS

    Mary Horrigan
    September 29, 2015

    One of the best aspects of the engineering process is creating something from start to finish. How better to teach the 8th grade STEM students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) this process then to have them envision, plan, and create a boat from start to finish?



  • Reflections on Our AmeriCorps Members

    July 28, 2015

    It’s hard to believe we are about to wrap up our first year of the NESS SEA AmeriCorps program! Almost one year ago we welcomed our first class of 7 NESS SEA AmeriCorps members to embark on a year of service to the students of New London. As I reflect on this incredible year, there are many notable achievements that stand out.



  • Alewife Explorers!

    April 10, 2015

    Do you live in or near New London? Did you know that you have incredible, vibrant salt marshes and winding salt water creeks right in your backyard? Give your child the opportunity to explore and investigate Long Island Sound, an excellent natural resource right in New London!



  • March 9-13th is AmeriCorps Week!

    March 9, 2015

    This is a week designed to bring awareness to AmeriCorps Programs and to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the AmeriCorps Members who commit to a year of service in order to help communities that need it most! Each year, more than 75,000 men and women engage in intensive service focusing on disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and supporting veterans and military families.



  • I Feel Like the King of the World!!!

    February 17, 2015

    This story is about Johnny*.  Johnny is a special kid with glasses, a big smile, a look of wonder on his face, and a love for learning and experiencing new things.  He wasn’t always this way though.



  • Summer Registration is Open!

    February 6, 2015

    Check out what’s new at NESS for summer 2015:

    • New Hartley 12 sailboats, a great learning platform for older beginners. Perfect for kids who have outgrown (or are too big for) Optis but aren’t quite ready (or big enough) for the more high performance Club 420.
    • Expanded adult sailing offerings in our growing fleet of Sonar sloops.
    • New classes for youth and adults & families at our New London Ocean Beach location.
    • New weekly themes for all of our marine science classes.
    • Expanded adventure sports offerings for kids as young as 9-years-old.
    • Expanded full day marine science and adventure sports classes for the 11 and up crowd.
    • New two-week options for Opti Learn to Sail classes.
    • Expanded offerings for our popular Taste of Optis and Second Taste of Optis classes.
    • Newly renovated main classroom, which makes a wonderful, effective teaching space.