Everyday Choices to Reduce Plastic Use

If you live in Connecticut, you may have noticed that plastic bags are no longer free at stores and food establishments! While this might be a nuisance if you forgot your reusable bags at home, it does make us stop and think about every day choices that impact the environment! If you’re interested in making […]

What’s the Deal With Mineral-Based Sunscreen?

Taking a tropical vacation this summer to snorkel some coral reefs? Think about your sunscreen options before you dive in! Many sunscreens contain chemicals, like oxybenzone and octinoxate, that harm corals by causing coral bleaching. Hawaii has even banned the sale of sunscreens containing these chemicals beginning 2021! What is coral bleaching? Coral bleaching is […]

Clean Up Our Beaches!

Using reusable materials and being mindful of where our trash goes seems to be a trendy topic, but regardless marine debris continues to be one of the biggest threats to our oceans today. Researchers don’t even know how much plastic is in our oceans! Marine debris doesn’t just mean plastics, but anything that is solid […]

Catch a Curl is Coming!

Got the back to school blues? Missing NESS summer camp? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the joys of ocean adventure sports and relish the last moments of summer with our annual Catch a Curl Youth Surf Competition! This is the 7th year we partnered up with the Westerly Recreation Department and North American Marine […]

NESS Joins the Unified Water Study!

71% of the Earth is covered by water. This Earth Day, and every day for that matter, it’s important that we celebrate and take care of this planet and all its water—including Long Island Sound! We are excited to announce that we are joining Save the Sound’s Unified Water Study this year! The Unified Water […]