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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! […]

Great Story: I Can Try

I Can Try Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Elizabeth Allaby “As part of their curriculum, 6th graders at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School must participate in an 8-week long swim program. As a NESS SEA AmeriCorps member, I was fortunate to be able to serve as a swim instructor for the swimmers at the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

A few of our NESS SEA AmeriCorps members spend their school day at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) helping teachers and students in many ways. Our NESS classroom at BDJMS is a donor sponsored classroom and allows for NESS members to have a space to prepare and teach programs, as well as for mentoring […]

Great Story: Changing Course

Changing Course Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Dylan Gardner At times change can happen very rapidly, like a tacking sailboat.  At other times it is slow, like a cargo ship altering its course at sea.  For students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, change in the classroom can be the same.  In the beginning of the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Winthrop STEM Elementary School

Come take a look into one of our NESS classrooms in New London! We recently visited Winthrop STEM Elementary School and observed programs for 2nd and 5th grade classes. We have four sponsored classrooms where our AmeriCorps members are stationed throughout the New London Public Schools in Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, Harbor Elementary, Nathan […]

Great Story: Not-So-Quiet Cafe

Not-So-Quiet Cafe Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Laura “Lorax” Karson “One of my favorite parts of working in Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School is being part of the Quiet Cafe program. Quiet Cafe is a space for students to eat lunch who are not as comfortable eating in the big cafeteria. When we were […]

Porgies, Bass, and Eighth-Graders, Oh My!

Porgies, Bass, and Eighth-Graders, Oh My! New London Fall Fishing Tournament Although the weather is getting chilly and school is in full swing, that doesn’t stop NESS from doing our thing! On Thursday, September 27th, NESS partnered with New London community volunteers to host a fall fishing tournament for eighth grade Leadership students from Bennie […]

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, […]

A Day in the Life of a NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member

NESS SEA Americorps Members

A few weeks ago, I spent my Thursday shadowing our NESS SEA AmeriCorps Members. The NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps program uses national service to engage the students of New London in STEM-based ocean adventure learning. Our AmeriCorps program is such a fantastic element of NESS and critical piece of New London Initiative, so […]

Inclusiveness Through the Eyes of an AmeriCorps Member

“It was a winter day and our AmeriCorps members and after school students were making the most of our indoor heating system at Ocean Beach to learn about marine science. This week’s topic was about climate change, specifically how levees can be important factors in combating sea level rise. The goal for the students’ activity […]