Nonprofit Plans for Fun, Friends, and Fundraising at Annual Benefit Gala

Nonprofit Plans for Fun, Friends, and Fundraising at Annual Benefit Gala New England Science & Sailing Foundation Returns to Haley Mansion for Gala on November 3rd MYSTIC, CT: The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) announces the organization’s Annual Benefit Gala to be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Haley Mansion, at […]

Porgies, Bass, and Eighth-Graders, Oh My!

Porgies, Bass, and Eighth-Graders, Oh My! New London Fall Fishing Tournament Although the weather is getting chilly and school is in full swing, that doesn’t stop NESS from doing our thing! On Thursday, September 27th, NESS partnered with New London community volunteers to host a fall fishing tournament for eighth grade Leadership students from Bennie […]

NESS Curriculum: How We Implement Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP)

NESS Curriculum: How We Implement Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP) “understanding the ocean is essential to comprehending and protecting this planet on which we live” As the beginning of a new school year is upon us, you might be wondering how NESS curriculum is created! NESS uses curriculum standards such as the Ocean Literacy Principles to […]

What a Day for Catch a Curl!

New England Science & Sailing Foundation’s 7th annual “Catch a Curl” youth surf competition was held this past weekend and was a huge success! We had perfect weather for both surfing and the beach cleanup. We had 28 surfers competing and 14 participants for the new “Try Surfing” portion of the morning! With our educators’ […]

Local Nonprofits Offer Free Professional Development For Teachers

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Local Nonprofits Offer Free Professional Development For Teachers STONINGTON/GROTON, CT: Project Oceanology and the New England Science & Sailing (NESS) invite teachers in grades 4-12 for a free, 2-day professional development program and that will focus on the science of the Long Island Sound with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and NGSS (Next Generation […]

Catch a Curl is Coming!

Got the back to school blues? Missing NESS summer camp? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the joys of ocean adventure sports and relish the last moments of summer with our annual Catch a Curl Youth Surf Competition! This is the 7th year we partnered up with the Westerly Recreation Department and North American Marine […]

Welcome to the AmeriCorps Team!

As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, we are excited to extend a warm welcome to 11 new AmeriCorps members and 4 returning members to the NESS family! The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps team uses national service to engage the students of New London in STEM-based ocean adventure learning, […]

Sail Green!

Be The Change You Want to Sea in the World NESS believes that sailors like ourselves are true allies and stewards of our ocean.  Whether you are out for a pleasure cruise or competing in a regatta, the ocean is yours to enjoy. Along with the privilege of appreciating the seas comes the responsibility of […]

Youth Surf Competition and Beach Clean Up

Youth Surf Competition and Beach Clean Up  Nonprofit Celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day WESTERLY, RI – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Westerly Recreation Department, and North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announce the seventh annual “Catch a Curl” Youth Surf Competition. The event will be held at the Westerly Town Beach (365 […]

Creature Feature: Horseshoe Crabs

We had many exciting moments here at NESS during our summer camp season, but one of my personal favorites involves some living fossils. Sea FitNESS had cruised over to Sandy Point for some boogie boarding and two campers took a quick break for some sand castle building. The girls were digging close to where the […]