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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 […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 6

We’re continuing to beat the heat in our ocean adventures! The cooling breeze and refreshing salt water allowed our students to have endless fun in the sun on our beautiful Long Island Sound. Whether becoming a pirate or performing field research, there was never a time short of fitNESS or boating adventures! Marine Science Students […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 5

The forecasted stormy weather week held off for our ocean excursions! Our endless programs had non-stop adventure and discovery with time to reflect and innovate. With programs that foster growth and spark curiosity, our students had a week to remember! Marine Science Students Our littlest students, the Little Aquanauts, tested a variety of marine vehicles […]

Farm to Pier Dinner Returns to Downtown New London

Farm to Pier Dinner Returns to Downtown New London PRESS RELEASE July 30, 2018 NEW LONDON, CT. Farm to Pier Dinner will be returning to Custom House Pier in New London on Wednesday, August 15 (rain date August 16). The beloved event is a twist on other farm to table events in the region. Fresh […]

What’s A Field Trip To NESS Like?

Have you ever wondered what a field trip to NESS is like? Earlier this year, 6th and 8th grade students from the St. John School in Old Saybrook came to NESS Stonington for a field trip. They enjoyed their trip and wrote a great blog post about it! They have agreed to let us share […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 4

We can’t believe a month has flown by! Another week of clear and sunny skies allowed our students to take full advantage of adventure and education on the ocean! This past week there was an emphasis on environmental stewardship, adventure sports variety, and innovation. Marine Science Students The littlest students, the Little Aquanauts, explored local […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 3

Between you and me, Week 3 at NESS was pure glee! Students dove into all types of ecosystems, waves, and winds, where they examined discoveries and strengthened their skills. Sunny skies all week long allowed students to fully immerse themselves in the refreshing Long Island Sound. Marine Science The littlest students, the Little Aquanauts, explored […]