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  • 2016 Long Island Sound Calendar Contest Winners Announced!

    Maeve Ryan
    May 20, 2016

    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. Maya Terwilliger of Deans Mill Elementary School was named the overall winner. Her artwork will be featured on the cover of next year’s calendar.  
     

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  • Students Build Ecobrick Bench at Ocean Beach Park

    Maeve Ryan
    May 10, 2016

    Under the guidance of New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), the seventh grade LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) culminated a semester-long project with the construction of an Eco-Brick Bench at Ocean Beach Park.  
     

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  • New Adult Sailing Offerings for 2016!

    Taylor Martin
    May 6, 2016

    NESS has recently added seven new programs to their adult sailing line-up. Courses are for ages 16 and older and are offered Saturdays through Thursdays.  
     

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  • NESS Welcomes Nick Ewenson as Assistant Sailing Director

    Maeve Ryan
    April 21, 2016

    NESS welcomes Nick Ewenson from Newport, Rhode Island, as their new assistant sailing director. A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Ewenson competed on the college’s sailing team and won the ICSA Team Racing National Championship in 2004.  
     

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  • A Visit to Manacapuru, Brazil

    Kimi Rogers
    March 9, 2016

    The following blog post was written by one of our NESS SEA AmeriCorps members, who after seeing the devastating plastic waste pollution in Brazil, brought her knowledge and passion to the students of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT, to inspire them to be better stewards of their environment. 
     

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  • 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.
     

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  • Westerly Summer Programs

    Caroline Pierce
    February 13, 2016

    Summer program registration is now open!! We have lots of exciting new programs for this summer and a brand new registration system!
     

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  • Mark Zagol Receives US Sailing's Outstanding Program Director Award

    Maeve Ryan
    February 8, 2016

    Sailing Program Director Mark Zagol received US Sailing's Outstanding Program Director Award for 2015!

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  • Ready... Set... Register!

    February 1, 2016

    Summer program registration is now open!! We have lots of exciting new programs for this summer and a brand new registration system!
     

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  • NESS's Summer Program Registration Opens In One Week!

    Jordan Slocum
    January 25, 2016

    NESS will open its summer program registration one week from today (2/1/16)!

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