NESS Summer Reading List

Looking for a good beach read? Dive deep and take a peek at these books recommended by NESS staff! For Adults The Starboard Sea, Amber Dermont: Classic story of friendship, love, and nature set against a Gossip Girl-esque background reminding us why those who feel lost most often find their way at sea. The Sea […]

Gear Up! Camp Essentials!

We can’t believe summer is already here and we are so excited that your family has chosen NESS for your ocean adventure education activities! Here is a list of all the essentials your camper will need for their week with NESS! Paperwork and Medications Students and their parents/guardians must provide a Health Exam Form no […]

America’s Cup Sailboats Come to Stonington

America’s Cup Sailboats Come to Stonington NESS Hosts American Eagle and Weatherly STONINGTON, CT. Two 12 Meter racing yachts, American Eagle and Weatherly, will be sailing in Stonington Harbor on Monday, June 10 as part of a fundraiser for the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS). These two spectacular sailboats are pristine pieces of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]