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  • Week 1 (June 22-26)

    Fins, Wings, Paws & Claws (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

    Animals have amazing adaptations to help them survive and thrive. Investigate these features through examining the shapes and power of fish, shark, and dolphin fins, the flying abilities of birds, the diverse abilities of animal legs and paws, and the power of claws. Take part in an animal adaptation auction, dissect a crab, and use microscopes to make new adaptation discoveries. Includes: microscopes, boat trips, and snorkel adventures.

    $215/week

     
  • Week 8 (Aug. 10-14)

    Fishery Fabrications (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

    Explore different aspects of recreational and commercial fisheries. Use engineering, fish research, and biomimicry design to construct a minnow trap and to make a fishing lure. Understand the use of charts, solunar tables, and tide info to pick the best fishing times. Analyze current fishing and aquaculture methods and design new methods that account for environmental impacts and commercial fishing economics. Includes: fishing, engineering, boat trips, and snorkel adventures.

    $215/week

     
     
  • Who's Afraid of the Dark? (ages 3-6)

    Mondays 2:00-3:30pm     April 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Enrollment: Minimum 6 students 
    Cost: $80

    The dark holds many exciting mysteries. Discover life as a nocturnal animal, investigate why some animals prefer the dark, and make sense of some of the night sounds. Take an imaginary trip on our NESS Exploration Vessel to explore the deep sea, underwater volcanoes, and tons of unusual life forms.  To register call NESS at 860-535-9362. 
     
  • NESS Geocaching (grades 5-8)

    Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 pm ~ April 7, 21 & 28

    Cost: $60/series    Minimum 6 students

    Learn basic navigation to participate in the fun hobby of Geocaching!  Geocaching is a real life treasure hunt using a device that has GPS!  Join a NESS scientist as we learn about navigation on land and sea, make an item to let other geocachers know we’ve discovered a particular treasure, and go geocaching!   
    Remember to dress warmly as we will be outside!
     
  • Arms, Suckers, Sea Slime (ages 7-10)

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

    Enrollment: Minimum 6 students 
    Cost: $80

    Uncover the amazing world of animals with incredible adaptations. Experiment with the power of suction cups and make comparisons to the strength within the arms of sea stars, squid, and octopus. Dissect an eel and consider the importance of sea slime for animal survival. Examine the abilities of animals that are able to regenerate parts of their bodies.  To register call NESS at 860-535-9362. 
     
  • NESS Geocaching (grades 1-4)

    Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm         September 10, 17 & 24

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $60

    Learn basic navigation to participate in the fun hobby of Geocaching!  Geocaching is a real life treasure hunt using a device that has GPS!  Join a NESS scientist as we learn about navigation on land and sea, make an item to let other geocachers know we’ve discovered a particular treasure, and go geocaching in four different locations!    

     
  • Amazing Autotrophs (grades 1-4)

    Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm         October 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80

    Take a peek inside the world of autotrophs (plants and organisms that make their own food).  Discover how autotrophs grow without eating, eat without mouths, and move without feet.  Create a herbarium, design an aquaponics system, explore wild bacteria that call hydrothermal vents home and investigate the many human uses of these amazing organisms!     

     
  • Family Geocaching

    Saturdays & Sundays; November 14, 15, 21 & 22

    1:00-2:30 pm

    Minimum: 6 participants               Cost: $90/series, $15/class

    Explore the fun hobby of geocaching!  Geocaching is a real life treasure hunt using a device that has GPS!  Join a NESS scientist as we learn rules and etiquette of geocaching, make an item to let other geocachers know we’ve discovered a particular treasure and go geocaching!  Remember to dress warmly as we will be outside!     

     
  • Rocks, Minerals & Fossils (Grades 1-4)

    Fridays 4:00-5:30        November 6, 13 & 20

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $60

    Dig into the world of rocks and minerals to learn how our earth is made! Explore coastline formation, fascinating land transformations that are constantly occurring all around us, and experiment with how water passes through different types of sediments. Investigate how fossils are formed and make your own fossils. Dress warmly for a portion of outside class time.     

     
  • Gallup Hill Plant Science (Grades K-6)

    Friday, April 8th     1:15-4:15 pm

    Enrollment: minimum 10 students

    Cost: $40

    April showers bring May flowers, and other awesome plants. Learn how some plants grow and survive, investigate meat eating plants, sample and press your own plants to make a herbarium, and create your own biome in a baggie. Registration due: April 8th, please contact Gallup Hill to register.