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  • A NESS Ocean Advocate: Ava

    July 6, 2015

    Ava is a passionate ocean advocate. In her spare time she has been biking down to Rocky Neck State Park and picking up trash to enter into the global data system "Marine Debris Tracker" on the NESS Marine Debris collection team with Rozalia Project. As a US Sailing REACH Sub-Hub and a participant in data tracking that implements the Marine Debris Module, we now have an account set up with Rozalia Project as a clean ocean leader!

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  • CT Public Schools Spring Break (Grades K-4)  Monday, April 13-Thursday, April 17, 2015

    Ecosystem Excursions (AM Session, 9 am -12 pm)   Cost: $180   Minimum 6 students

    STEAM Challenges 2 (PM Session, 1 pm -4 pm)   Cost: $180   Minimum 6 students

    Ecosystem Excursions Get outside, explore diverse ecosystems, and even try your luck with fishing. Compare habitats, use an underwater live feed camera, utilize microscopes, and make observations of the organisms you find. Find out why certain animals thrive in specific areas and feed some of the amazing animals that live in the NESS aquariums.

    STEAM Challenges 2 Use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to undertake these new exciting STEAM challenges. Measure success through angles when creating a contraption to withstand the simulated pitch and roll of a boat, unlock the buoyancy mystery of Davy Jones' Locker, test the strength of bridge designs, and use your imagination and creativity to make a Rube Goldberg invention.

     
  • Monday, January 18th (Grades K-4)

    Snowflakes & Ice Crystals (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)  Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

    Snowflakes & Ice Crystals Oh the weather outside is frightful – and beautiful too! Come take a look at ice crystals and snowflakes under a microscope and see how it all relates to geometry. Observe the unique properties of water that make it so unique and valuable to all forms of life. Participate in the H2O Olympics and create your own snowflake to take home.  

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle All humans produce trash but how do you deal with it?  Help NESS scientists come up with a plan to deal with marine debris by collecting trash from a nearby beach, creating useable items from recycled materials and designing a poster to make the local community aware of their options to deal with their household trash.

     
  • Discovery Series

        

    Don't own a boat? Just use ours!

    What are the NESS "Discovery Series?" At NESS, we want to get as many people out on the water as possible and realize that … more

     

  • Summer 2017 Week 3 Recap - Stonington

    Caroline Knowles
    July 17, 2017

    We had another action-packed week at NESS! On and off the water, there were smiles as far as the eye could see!!
     

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  • 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Members

    Kelley Stephens, NESS SEA AmeriCorps Manager

    Kelley graduated from Eckerd College with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science. While in College, she studied the effects of ecotourism on … more

     

  • Westerly Winter Break (Grades 5-8) February 15-19

    Animal Stewards (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Construction Clashes (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Animal Stewards  If you could speak for the animals, what would you say? Gain animal and ecosystem knowledge, look into thriving and endangered populations, develop an ecotourism plan to benefit humans and animals, and help with local marine monitoring of protected areas. Develop and carry out a project that will give back to the ocean to help keep it safe and clean for our futures.   

    Construction Clashes Choose this team oriented engineering challenge to build a catapult, make a marble maze, experiment with model parachutes and investigate a variety of simple machines. Test your designs in team competitions, utilize iPads to aid construction plans, and have fun with engaging engineering trials while working with friends.

     
  • Fisher's Island Winter Break (Grades 5-8) February 22-26

    Animal Stewards (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Construction Clashes (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Animal Stewards  If you could speak for the animals, what would you say? Gain animal and ecosystem knowledge, look into thriving and endangered populations, develop an ecotourism plan to benefit humans and animals, and help with local marine monitoring of protected areas. Develop and carry out a project that will give back to the ocean to help keep it safe and clean for our futures.   

    Construction Clashes Choose this team oriented engineering challenge to build a catapult, make a marble maze, experiment with model parachutes and investigate a variety of simple machines. Test your designs in team competitions, utilize iPads to aid construction plans, and have fun with engaging engineering trials while working with friends.

     
  • Taking Action to Address Marine Debris: Youth-Led Social Change at BDJMS

    Willie Barber
    February 26, 2016

    The highly motivated 7th grade LEAD students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) are making a difference! For the past few weeks, they have been diligently creating a proposal to take action and bring environmental awareness to the people of New London and its greater community.
     

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