What People are Saying about NESS:


  • “This program run by the school system, with partners like New England Science & Sailing, connects summer activity in New London’s maritime locale with STEM curricula. That is exactly the way to stimulate STEM interest with low-income youngsters who otherwise could go backwards educationally.”
    -Joe Courtney, US Congressman

  • “It is the work with amazing partners, like NESS, that expands our programming and provides our students with high quality, enriching learning experiences that change their lives in countless ways.”
    -Kate McCoy, STEM Magnet Middle School Supervisor, New London Public Schools 

  • "We are so lucky to have you and your organization working alongside us to better our community and our kids.”
    -Erin Conley, Moriarty Environmental Magnet School, Norwich Public Schools 

  • “I can’t thank NESS enough for all the opportunities that you all have allowed our students to experience.”
    -Tricia Barrett, Owl Enrichment Program, Hartford Public Schools 

  • “You make it real. My students were chatting up a storm about the trip and the good time that they had while at the same time learning important concepts. I want to bring other biology students to continue the usage of your unique learning environment to motivate them in their academic goals.”
    -Mr. Alexander Major II, Teacher, E-Cubed Academy, Providence, RI 

  • “Congratulations on your total success with NESS as well as turning New London Community Boating into a cornerstone program. Most of all, congratulations on following through on making a difference in children's lives in the community.”
    -Robert Rhoades, Hall Radio Communications 

  • “NESS has done a sensational job of representing US Sailing as a REACH sub-hub. You establish the importance of STEM education in a fun and interactive way and are creating the next generation of environmental stewards.”
    -Windy Key, US Sailing 

To submit your own testimonial, please email us at feedback@nessf.org or visit our Yelp page.