NESS Accepting Entries for Long Island Sound Drawing Contest

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.” The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students […]

Summer Camp FAQs

We are looking forward to summer camp registration opening on February 1, 2019! If you have questions, please reach out! Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive:

2019 Summer Camp Preview

Summer camp registration doesn’t open until Friday, February 1, but we have so many exciting new programs we just couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek! NESS Summer Camp runs Mondays through Fridays for 10 weeks (June 24 – August 30). The half-day and full-day programs are open to students ages 4-17 and located in […]

Mentoring Matters! NESS Wins Outstanding Mentor Champion Award

Since 2012, NESS has been an integral part of the New London community. Our AmeriCorps team and New London staff work year-round to provide STEM-based ocean adventure programming to grades K-12 both on the water and in the classroom. For our consistent commitment and support of youth mentoring, the Eastern Connecticut Mentoring Collaborative (ECMC) selected […]

NESS Celebrates MLK Day 2019

NESS staff and AmeriCorps members will come together on Martin Luther King Day 2019 to volunteer in honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NESS will join thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service, and we encourage you to join us! MLK Day: A Day On, Not A Day Off Dr. […]

Brrr It’s Cold Outside!

The temperatures are dropping as we approach the middle of winter. We hope you’re staying warm this season! Animals, especially those that live in freezing marine climates, unfortunately don’t have the luxury of clothes, so how do they stay warm? Birds Many birds bear the cold weather seasonally or all year round! Some birds, like […]

What a Year!

Dear Friends of NESS,   As we come to the close of one of the most exciting years in our history, I want to take a moment to say thank you for your support. From our parents who entrust us with their children, to our school partners where we are collectively shaping education, to our donors […]

Classroom Spotlight: Harbor Elementary School

Three of our AmeriCorps members are stationed at Harbor Elementary School this year and have been very busy teaching about the ocean! Harbor Elementary is one of our donor sponsored classroom schools, and our members have made such an impact on the students. So far this year, Meridan, Emily, and Braxton have been working hard […]

Our Students LOVE Slime… And So Do Ocean Animals!

Slime has been a popular trend in the past few years and sure can make for a fun time. You know who else likes slime? Tons of ocean animals and creatures. They also make their own slime! In nature, animals usually use slime for protection. Read on to learn about a few ocean creatures who […]