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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 […]

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 […]

Made In AmeriCorps: Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2019

What is AmeriCorps? It’s AmeriCorps Week and New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is excited to recognize our five-year-strong AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps, a national service program, brings people together across the country to serve in communities that need it most. AmeriCorps offers a variety of different service opportunities, from serving in schools, in the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Ocean Beach in New London

Ocean Beach is one of NESS’s most important sites in New London! Our Ocean Beach classroom allows us to run programs year-round and has lots of resources for students to take advantage of. We have aquariums with animals collected from the creek to display native species in the area, field guides, iPads for research, lesson […]

NESS Celebrates A Day On, Not a Day Off

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: National Day of Service NESS staff and AmeriCorps members came together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NESS joined thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service by serving the New London community. Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Great Story: A Little Extra Support Goes A Long Way

Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Megan Murray “It was the 2nd week of my 4th cycle of mentoring at Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School. The students were at their desk eating their Cheez-Its and the room was filled with noise. The door to the room opened slightly and a little boy with a big […]

Classroom Spotlight: Nathan Hale Arts Magnet Elementary

Our donor sponsored classroom at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet Elementary School in New London has had a very busy start to the school year! The students in fifth grade have been learning all about principles of sailing and even got to go on a field trip to New London Community Boating (NLCB) at Greens Harbor! […]