3 Ways You Can #OptOutside on Black Friday!

Don’t spend your Black Friday in busy shopping malls, #OptOutside! REI began a national campaign to get people outdoors by closing their stores and giving their employees a paid day off to enjoy nature on Black Friday. REI chooses life outdoors, and so do we! Not only will you get some fresh air, but time […]

A Closer Look at Our Core Values!

NESS provides STEM-based programs year-round, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life. Our goal is to build brighter futures. From the beginning, we have been guided by four main core values. These core values are inclusiveness, experiential learning, personal growth, and stewardship. So even when our students are out powerboating, […]

NESS’s 2018 Annual Benefit Gala

As you may have heard, NESS’s Annual Benefit Gala on November 3rd was a success! We had 245 people attend the event and were glad to see both familiar faces as well as meet new friends of NESS. Thank you to all of the sponsors, advertisers, donors, and volunteers who helped us reach our goals […]

What’s A Field Trip To NESS Like?

Have you ever wondered what a field trip to NESS is like? Earlier this year, 6th and 8th grade students from the St. John School in Old Saybrook came to NESS Stonington for a field trip. They enjoyed their trip and wrote a great blog post about it! They have agreed to let us share […]

What A Year!

What a fantastic year we have had! Dear Friends of NESS, As 2016 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to give thanks for another transformative year at NESS. We all have so much to be thankful for as we complete another outstanding year. This past year NESS continued to implement its […]

Proclamation From the City of New London

It has been a busy and exciting year in New London! Mary Ann Horrigan, NESS, and the NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program were recognized by Mayor Passero at the December 19th New London City Council meeting. The proclamation reads as follows: Whereas, NESS has been an outstanding and effective partner with the City of New London, […]

Looking for a Vacation Activity?

Do you have kids home for vacation or family in town for the holidays? If so, we have a couple of activity ideas for you! If the weather permits, get outside and clean up our shoreline! INFORMATION ON HOW TO LOG MARINE DEBRIS: FIRST: Download Marine Debris tracker APP on your phone (iPhone) (Google Play) […]

2016 Annual Benefit Gala: It’s All About the Kids

NESS will hold its 8th Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This year’s gala will highlight NESS’s year-round ocean adventure educational programs for students in grades PreK-16 as well as honor all those who helped NESS serve more than 6,000 students throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island since last year. Funds raised at the […]

World Oceans Day – June 8, 2016

Today was not your typical World Oceans Day in Stonington. Around 5am, Bob Guzzo, the owner of the fishing boat “Jenna Lynn II” snagged a sunken 32-foot powerboat with his fishing net off Watch Hill. The powerboat sank last November 13 after hitting rocks near Watch Hill. While the Coast Guard did a search to […]

Congressman Joe Courtney Sails at NLCB

Congressman Joe Courtney visited New England Science & Sailing’s (NESS) New London Community Boating facility at Greens Harbor Beach on Friday, May 20. While there, the Congressman sailed with a select group of students from Bennie Dover Jackson’s STEM Magnet Middle School on one of NESS’s Sonars. The group participates in NESS programs during the […]