Comcast NBCU Foundation Announces 2019 Project Innovation Winners

Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation Announces 2019 Project Innovation Winners STONINGTON, CT. NBC Connecticut/WVIT, Telemundo Connecticut/WRDM, and the NBCUniversal Foundation named the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) as one of the recipients of its 2019 Project Innovation grant. The stations selected NESS and six other nonprofits across Connecticut to receive a total of $225,000 in […]

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 […]

Winners Announced in Statewide Drawing Contest

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) announced this year’s winning artists for the statewide calendar drawing contest entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Ilana Gilbert of the Cloonan Middle School in Stamford […]

History Comes Alive Through Ocean Exploration

History came alive this week just off the NESS docks in Stonington Harbor! A collaboration between the Stonington Historical Society and the University of Rhode Island has brought URI’s Brennan T. Phillips, Assistant Professor from the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, to discover and explore the 1814 Battle of Stonington. The National Park Service’s Battlefield Protection […]

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 […]

NESS Accepting Entries for Long Island Sound Drawing Contest

STONINGTON, CT.  New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students […]