STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” NESS took over the contest last year from Long Island Sound Foundation, which oversaw the contest for 19 years.
NESS, a nationally-recognized and award-winning nonprofit ocean adventure organization, provides students of all ages with year-round programming that includes marine science, sailing, and adventure sports. NESS courses support teachers’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curriculum with a unique combination of on-the-water and in-the-classroom lessons intended to spark curiosity, enhance learning, and encourage students to step out of their comfort zones.
NESS’s Executive Director Cindy Nickerson says, “We are looking forward to overseeing the drawing contest. It’s a wonderfully creative way for students to learn about Long Island Sound, marine science, and the environment.”
The 2017 Long Island Sound drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Participating classes and schools are asked to select one drawing per eligible grade to submit for judging and mail them to NESS no later than April 7, 2017.
Individual children may submit a drawing on their own if the class or school is not participating. The contest is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to provide their students with a hands-on experience and to educate them about Long Island Sound and its watershed.