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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 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 […]

Mentoring Matters! NESS Wins Outstanding Mentor Champion Award

Since 2012, NESS has been an integral part of the New London community. Our AmeriCorps team and New London staff work year-round to provide STEM-based ocean adventure programming to grades K-12 both on the water and in the classroom. For our consistent commitment and support of youth mentoring, the Eastern Connecticut Mentoring Collaborative (ECMC) selected […]

Classroom Spotlight: Harbor Elementary School

Three of our AmeriCorps members are stationed at Harbor Elementary School this year and have been very busy teaching about the ocean! Harbor Elementary is one of our donor sponsored classroom schools, and our members have made such an impact on the students. So far this year, Meridan, Emily, and Braxton have been working hard […]

Classroom Spotlight: Nathan Hale Arts Magnet Elementary

Our donor sponsored classroom at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet Elementary School in New London has had a very busy start to the school year! The students in fifth grade have been learning all about principles of sailing and even got to go on a field trip to New London Community Boating (NLCB) at Greens Harbor! […]

Great Story: I Can Try

I Can Try Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Elizabeth Allaby “As part of their curriculum, 6th graders at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School must participate in an 8-week long swim program. As a NESS SEA AmeriCorps member, I was fortunate to be able to serve as a swim instructor for the swimmers at the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

A few of our NESS SEA AmeriCorps members spend their school day at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) helping teachers and students in many ways. Our NESS classroom at BDJMS is a donor sponsored classroom and allows for NESS members to have a space to prepare and teach programs, as well as for mentoring […]

Great Story: Changing Course

Changing Course Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Dylan Gardner At times change can happen very rapidly, like a tacking sailboat.  At other times it is slow, like a cargo ship altering its course at sea.  For students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, change in the classroom can be the same.  In the beginning of the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Winthrop STEM Elementary School

Come take a look into one of our NESS classrooms in New London! We recently visited Winthrop STEM Elementary School and observed programs for 2nd and 5th grade classes. We have four sponsored classrooms where our AmeriCorps members are stationed throughout the New London Public Schools in Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, Harbor Elementary, Nathan […]