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  • Westerly Schools (Grades 5-8) Friday, November 13th

    Hydrology Challenge (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

    Team Adventures (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)    Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

    Hydrology Challenge Discover how our drinking water get to our tap and moves through the earth by studying hydrology.  Then working together as a team build your own watershed, and help city planners solve ground water issues.

    Team Adventures Hone your team working skills with three team challenges designed to teach communication and cooperation among students.  Build a newspaper structure that can hold a full can of soda with a challenging twist.  Learn to communicate with your team mates while acting as a “Sherpa”, and finish the day by creating your own team building activity.

  • Endangered Animals (grades K-4)

    Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm ~ April 8, 22 & 29

    Cost: $60/series    Minimum 6 students

    Each week learn about a new endangered or threatened animal.  Discover why animals become endangered, how we can help, and the possible future of Hawksbill Sea Turtles, Black Rhinos and Bluefin Tuna.
  • Gallup Hill Bubble Science (Grades K-6)

    Friday, January 15th     1:15-4:15 pm

    Enrollment: minimum 10 students

    Cost: $40

    Bubbles are fascinating, simple things that can be scientifically amazing! Experiment with different types of bubble solutions, create bubble wands, and experiment what would cause a bubble to pop. Come ready to get wet & soapy!  Registration due: Jan. 8th, please contact Gallup Hill to register.     

  • Creature Creation (Grades 1-4)

    Thursdays 4:00-5:30        November 5, 12 & 19

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $60

    Create a new creature that can survive in a specific environment. Watch a portion of Blue Planet, Planet Earth, or venture outside to gather information about the ecosystem in which your creature will be dwelling. Present your new creature and its special adaptations to a panel of scientists for classification of your organism in the NESS Creature Files.     

  • Week 2 (July 3-7)

    Micro Detectives (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

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    Solve a variety of micro mysteries that only the best detectives can crack.  Investigate micro mysteries pertaining to The Great Plankton Race, What’s in Our Water, Colonial Animals, and What’s in the Wind.  Use microscopes, document cameras, experiments, simulations, and field explorations to unlock the answers.   


  • Wild Survival (Ages 10-13)

    July 6 - 10, Mon-Fri 1:00 - 4:00 pm       $190/week

    Includes:  kayaking, and snorkel adventures

    Do you think you could survive if you were alone in the wilderness? Come and learn survival techniques such as navigation, using a map and compass, build a shelter from what you find, capture your own food using fish traps, cast nets and seine nets and learn to track some of the local native species. Explore by foot, through kayaking and snorkeling.
  • Surfing (ages 11-18)

    Fridays 4:00-5:30 pm         September 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $110

    Have you ever thought about learning how to surf? Have you just started surfing and want to improve your skills? Come immerse yourself in the waters of coastal Rhode Island.  You will learn how to predict, select, and judge waves. Gain marine science and ocean safety knowledge, confidence, and board riding ability through our progressive instruction. Come and have some fun in the sun, while you immerse yourself in an incredible sport and generate a love for the ocean.

  • Amazing Outdoor Jobs (Ages 10-13)

    Aug 10 - 14,   Mon-Fri 1:00 - 4:00 pm     $190/week

    Includes: boogie boarding, kayaking & snorkeling

    Do you love to be outside and have dreams of someday working with animals, building things, or protecting areas?  Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a park ranger, a fisherman, or even a marine biologist?  Each day get a new exciting job that will keep you learning, laughing, and excited.   
  • Animal Acts (ages 4-6)

    Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am     April 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Enrollment: Minimum 6 students 
    Cost: $80

    Do you sometimes behave more wild and crazy than some of the animals that share the ocean and land with us? Look into the funny behaviors of fish, dolphins, sea otters, insects, and more. Be surprised by what you uncover as you explore different habitats and perform experiments.  To register call NESS at 860-535-9362. 
  • Hartley Sailing (Ages 10-15)

    Thurdays 4:00-5:30 pm         Sept 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1 & 8

    Enrollment: minimum 4 students

    Cost: $155/series        

    Come and sail in the popular new Hartley 12's and be introduced to double handed sailing.  The Hartley is a great new boat that is easy to sail with 2 or even solo.  This boat is easy to rig and will get you out in about no time.  Before you know it you will be cruising around Fishers Island sound.