Stonington Summer Camp Week 3

Between you and me, Week 3 at NESS was pure glee! Students dove into all types of ecosystems, waves, and winds, where they examined discoveries and strengthened their skills. Sunny skies all week long allowed students to fully immerse themselves in the refreshing Long Island Sound. Marine Science The littlest students, the Little Aquanauts, explored […]

A Need For Speed: 420 Racers Have Busy Week of Sailing Fast

Last week, the NESS 420 Race Team participated in 2 local events: The Larry White Regatta at Niantic Bay Yacht Club and the Dinghy Race, which started at Niantic Bay Yacht Club then went to Fishers Island Yacht Club and finally ended at Mystic Shipyard. The Larry White Regatta is part of US Sailing Junior […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 2

There’s no better place to beat the summer heat waves than out on the water in our numerous programs! Week 2 programs took excursions to Sandy Point, the Breakwall, and Chocomount on the sunny days and performed science projects inside during the stormy Friday. On the 4th of July, NESS campers and staff had a […]

Opti Race Team Competes at New Bedford Junior Regatta

NESS’s Opti Race Team was out in full force this weekend at the New Bedford Junior Regatta! Six team members traveled to New Bedford, MA with their boats for the regatta. For many, it was their first 2-day, out of state regatta and the team did great. The Championship fleet consisted of 73 sailors from […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 1

Thank you to all of our students who helped us kick off summer with excitement, curiosity, and eagerness to learn in our outdoor classrooms. Our educators focused on a variety of topics and techniques throughout the week, while adjusting programs accordingly to the weather, from the sunny and calm days, to the windy and wavy […]

A Day in the Life of a NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member

A few weeks ago, I spent my Thursday shadowing our NESS SEA AmeriCorps Members. The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps program uses national service to engage the students of New London in STEM-based ocean adventure learning. Our AmeriCorps program is such a fantastic element of NESS and critical piece of New London Initiative, so […]

Gear Corner: Sailing Boots Versus Sneakers

Welcome to Gear Corner! When it comes to competitive sailing, do you prefer sailing boots or sneakers? NESS’s Director of Sailing Programs Mark “Zorro” Zagol tells about his sailing sneaker preference! “I distinctly remember the first pair of Aigle sailing boots that my parents bought for me when I was about 13 years old. I […]

NESS Announces Winning Artists in Annual Statewide Drawing Contest

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (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. Santiago Araujo of the Shelter Rock School in Danbury […]

Inclusiveness Through the Eyes of an AmeriCorps Member

“It was a winter day and our AmeriCorps members and after school students were making the most of our indoor heating system at Ocean Beach to learn about marine science. This week’s topic was about climate change, specifically how levees can be important factors in combating sea level rise. The goal for the students’ activity […]

NESS Joins the Unified Water Study!

71% of the Earth is covered by water. This Earth Day, and every day for that matter, it’s important that we celebrate and take care of this planet and all its water—including Long Island Sound! We are excited to announce that we are joining Save the Sound’s Unified Water Study this year! The Unified Water […]