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How Do Sails Work? The Science Behind Sailing

We love getting students from all walks of life out on the water! We also love to teach the STEM principles behind our sailing and adventure sports! Have you ever wondered how a piece of canvas helps you sail? Read on to learn about the science behind sailing. The Basics The goal of sailing is […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 3

We had another great week (other than an unexpected downpour Friday afternoon!) for campers of all ages and sessions to get out on the water and try something new! During Week 3, NESS students explored everything from the tides and weather to trying out new types of boats. Marine Science Our Little Aquanauts discovered how […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 2

What a week! We had great weather for marine science, adventure sports, and sailing during week 2! It was pretty toasty, but our campers had plenty of time to beat the heat out on and in the water. Although on July 4th we didn’t have camp, we participated in the Stonington Borough Fourth of July […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 1

Week 1 was a great kick off to our summer camp season! Thank you so much to all the educators, staff, parents, and campers that made Week 1 such a success! For the most part, we had great weather to spend time in the sun, wind, waves, and sand. Marine Science The marine science programs […]

NESS Summer Reading List

Looking for a good beach read? Dive deep and take a peek at these books recommended by NESS staff! For Adults The Starboard Sea, Amber Dermont: Classic story of friendship, love, and nature set against a Gossip Girl-esque background reminding us why those who feel lost most often find their way at sea. The Sea […]

Gear Up! Camp Essentials!

We can’t believe summer is already here and we are so excited that your family has chosen NESS for your ocean adventure education activities! Here is a list of all the essentials your camper will need for their week with NESS! Paperwork and Medications Students and their parents/guardians must provide a Health Exam Form no […]

Summer Learning Opportunities: Westerly, RI and Travel Programs

Hey Teachers! NESS is getting geared up and excited for summer, and we hope you are, too! We are all ready to relax and take a break from the busy academic year. But just because the school year is over, doesn’t mean your students can’t keep learning through NESS programs! Summer Learning Continue student learning […]

NESS Brings New London High Schoolers Outdoors!

NESS’s AmeriCorps members work in the New London Public School District, including at the STEM and Technology Magnet High School. During the 2018-2019 school year, our second-year member, Haley, worked within the high school to provide tutoring, mentoring, and support for students and teachers. Throughout the day, she provides help to students in the classroom […]

History Comes Alive Through Ocean Exploration

History came alive this week just off the NESS docks in Stonington Harbor! A collaboration between the Stonington Historical Society and the University of Rhode Island has brought URI’s Brennan T. Phillips, Assistant Professor from the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, to discover and explore the 1814 Battle of Stonington. The National Park Service’s Battlefield Protection […]