Powerboating Tips from NESS’s Director of Operations

Top 5 Tips from NESS’s Ben Yanni On Friday, August 5, NESS Director of Operations Ben Yanni and Jim Quinn were driving a powerboat with their significant others after dinner in Watch Hill. Around 8 pm, they saw half a dozen adults waving for help out on the water. According to The Day’s Deborah Straszheim, […]

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 […]

NESS’s 2015 Accomplishments

Here are just few of the ways NESS has built its reputation as a vital nonprofit organization that impacts the lives of our local students, their schools, families, and greater communities. Students Served: By the end of 2015, we will have taught over 4,700 students. This is a significant increase from 3,200 students served in […]

Recap of NESS’s 7th Annual Gala

NESS held its 7th Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, November 7, at the Velvet Mill. The gala’s theme, “Building Brighter Futures,” highlighted NESS’s 11-year history of providing ocean adventures to students, many of whom come from underserved communities in cities such as New London, Hartford, and Providence. Approximately 240 people attended the event to help […]

Cardboard Boat Project at BDJMS

One of the best aspects of the engineering process is creating something from start to finish. How better to teach the 8th grade STEM students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) this process than to have them envision, plan, and create a boat from start to finish? Earlier this week, the NESS SEA AmeriCorps […]