Adaptive Swimming with The Light House

Swimming and safety in the water is for everyone! This winter, NESS is providing a “Learn to Swim” program for students from The Learning Campus of The Light House Voc-Ed Center. This program is focused on learning how to stay safe in the water and developing new swimming skills.  The Light House is a school […]

3 Ways You Can #OptOutside on Black Friday!

Don’t spend your Black Friday in busy shopping malls, #OptOutside! REI began a national campaign to get people outdoors by closing their stores and giving their employees a paid day off to enjoy nature on Black Friday. REI chooses life outdoors, and so do we! Not only will you get some fresh air, but time […]

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 […]

Sound and the Ocean: The Connection Between Music and Science

New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ESCO) presented New London 4th graders with an exciting collaboration! This project, funded by Pfizer, exposed New London students to live music and interdisciplinary learning. Kelli O’Connor (clarinet), Tom Brown (trumpet), and Becky Johnson (viola) from ESCO visited students from Winthrop STEM […]

NESS: Bringing Marine Science and STEM to YOU!

When schools aren’t able to travel to us, we come to them! Accessibility and inclusiveness are very important to NESS. We want to provide STEM ocean adventure programming to everyone regardless of location or ability to travel. Our educators, Noodle (Lauren), Hulapopper (Caleb), and Wookie (Evan) brought marine science and STEM-based experiential learning programs to […]

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 […]

Body Zones: Exploring Comparative Anatomy

First grade Regional Multicultural Magnet School students in New London, CT learned all about comparative anatomy with educators, Camo (Sean), Noodle (Lauren), and Pisces (Lilia)! We explored the differences between how whales, squid, and crabs breathe, move, and protect themselves throughout three rotations. Protection Students learned all about how and why animals protect themselves by […]