Our Students LOVE Slime… And So Do Ocean Animals!

Slime has been a popular trend in the past few years and sure can make for a fun time. You know who else likes slime? Tons of ocean animals and creatures. They also make their own slime! In nature, animals usually use slime for protection. Read on to learn about a few ocean creatures who […]

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 […]

Swimming Pool Science!

NESS educators are incredibly innovative and adaptable when it comes to creating and implementing programs. They work with schools and organizations to provide our programming no matter where the location is or what the topic is. This week on the blog, guest blogger and educator, Evan “Wookie” McOmber talks about the adaptability of our programs, […]

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 […]

NESS in the News: The Day “Much more than just learning to sail”

NESS was recently featured in The Day. Read more here: Much more than just learning to sail Alone on the waves in a small boat, a sailor has to be self-reliant, skillful, calculating – and knowledgeable yet humble about water and wind. The experience can be exhilarating. Traditionally, learning seamanship skills and having fun afloat […]