How Do Sails Work? The Science Behind Sailing

We love getting students from all walks of life out on the water! We also love to teach the STEM principles behind our sailing and adventure sports! Have you ever wondered how a piece of canvas helps you sail? Read on to learn about the science behind sailing. The Basics The goal of sailing is […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 3

We had another great week (other than an unexpected downpour Friday afternoon!) for campers of all ages and sessions to get out on the water and try something new! During Week 3, NESS students explored everything from the tides and weather to trying out new types of boats. Marine Science Our Little Aquanauts discovered how […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 2

What a week! We had great weather for marine science, adventure sports, and sailing during week 2! It was pretty toasty, but our campers had plenty of time to beat the heat out on and in the water. Although on July 4th we didn’t have camp, we participated in the Stonington Borough Fourth of July […]

Meet the Fleet: No Limit

Welcome to our new blog series entitled “Meet the Fleet.” As part of this series, we will be sitting down with our educators to talk with them about the different boats in our fleet! We sat down with Kali “Orca” Cika to chat with her about ‘No Limit’ our Independence 20 sailboat NESS: First off, […]

NESS in New London – Update!

Last month, we celebrated with New London Public School students as the school year came to a close. It was a year filled with in-school, after-school, and field trip programs with students all over the city of New London and we look forward to sailing programs at New London Community Boating and eco tours at […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 1

Week 1 was a great kick off to our summer camp season! Thank you so much to all the educators, staff, parents, and campers that made Week 1 such a success! For the most part, we had great weather to spend time in the sun, wind, waves, and sand. Marine Science The marine science programs […]

NESS Summer Reading List

Looking for a good beach read? Dive deep and take a peek at these books recommended by NESS staff! For Adults The Starboard Sea, Amber Dermont: Classic story of friendship, love, and nature set against a Gossip Girl-esque background reminding us why those who feel lost most often find their way at sea. The Sea […]

Gear Up! Camp Essentials!

We can’t believe summer is already here and we are so excited that your family has chosen NESS for your ocean adventure education activities! Here is a list of all the essentials your camper will need for their week with NESS! Paperwork and Medications Students and their parents/guardians must provide a Health Exam Form no […]

America’s Cup Sailboats Come to Stonington

America’s Cup Sailboats Come to Stonington NESS Hosts American Eagle and Weatherly STONINGTON, CT. Two 12 Meter racing yachts, American Eagle and Weatherly, will be sailing in Stonington Harbor on Monday, June 10 as part of a fundraiser for the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS). These two spectacular sailboats are pristine pieces of […]

Summer Learning Opportunities: Westerly, RI and Travel Programs

Hey Teachers! NESS is getting geared up and excited for summer, and we hope you are, too! We are all ready to relax and take a break from the busy academic year. But just because the school year is over, doesn’t mean your students can’t keep learning through NESS programs! Summer Learning Continue student learning […]