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  • Week 6 (July 31-August 4)

    Science Documentaries (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

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    Pick an animal species to film, photograph, and develop your own science documentary.  Use iPads, Go Pros and underwater cameras while filming in indoor settings as well as in the field.  Learn the basics of videography and photography while using iMovie to make your documentary to share with the NESS crowd.  Includes: basic videography and photography, boat trips, & snorkel adventures


  • Aquaponics (Ages 5-12)

    Wednesday, February 7th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Cost: $35

    Aquaponic Designs:  Work in teams to engineer a prototype aquaponics system.  Construct an aquatic flow system, balance water inputs and outputs through a series of components, understand the dynamic forces that work to keep fish and plants flourishing in an aquaponics system, and make connections with nutrient cycles.  Be introduced to some current aquaponic ventures to gain inspiration and to compare and contrast your newly designed models.

  • Wednesday, November 11th (Grades 5-8) 

    Marine Camouflage Art (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

    Sea Survival Life Vest Challenge (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)    Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

    Marine Camouflage Art Jump into the artistic world of ocean camouflage!  Use paint, clay, pastels, and many other mediums to bring the underwater world to life.  Pick your sea creature, your art materials, and have fun while discovering the animal champions of camouflage like seahorses, octopus, and flounder.

    Sea Survival Life Vest Challenge Learn how engineers work to solve the challenges of a society and prove your sea safety skills by improving on a simple sea safety item, a life vest!  Students work in teams to devise a personal floatation device or "PFD" using everyday materials that can keep an unopened can of soup or vegetables afloat.  Finally see how well your team would survive in a hypothetical sea accident.

  • Trying Something New!

    Maryjocelyn S.
    November 21, 2016

    While there have been days and moments when I feel I have impacted a child’s life, the acts I did for students on their first day of sixth grade are the things I am most pleased with.



  • Week 10 (Aug. 24-28)

    Fish Eat Fish World (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

    There are all kinds of species of fish that can be found locally and afar. Delve into the incredible world of jawless, bony, and cartilaginous fish. Learn about the Gulf Stream and other ocean currents, go on a tropical fish hunt for animals brought up by warm ocean currents, and identify different fish predator and prey behaviors. Try your luck at fishing and scheme new ways to catch fish. Includes: fishing, boat trips, and snorkel adventures.


  • Bio Expedition (ages 7-12)

    Fridays 10:00-12:00          September 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $120/student   $30/parent/boat day

    Explore diverse ecosystems in Stonington and Little Narragansett Bay by boat and foot.  Travel to the salt marsh to learn about life in brackish water, go clamming, dissect a crab, and investigate the harsh intertidal zones where only the most well adapted animals can survive. 

    Includes: 2 boat trips 

    Parents are invited on boat trip days; please call for availability.

  • Week 2 (July 3-7)

    Wave World (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

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    Ride into the world of waves to discover wave power, anatomy, types, and effects of waves on our coastlines.  Engineer a vessel that can right itself in big waves, use stand-up paddle boards to search the harbor for organism utilizing waves and currents, and feel the rush while boogie boarding down the face of a wave.  Get a taste of surfing in the harbor and on real waves.  Includes: taste of surfing, boogie boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, boat trips, & snorkel adventures


  • Week 2 (July 3-7)

    Engineering Extremes (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

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    Design new structures that can withstand the extremes of mother nature.  Use simulations to test your structure designs and their abilities to withstand earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.  Use the field of biomimicry to look at nature to see how plants and animals withstand the extremes.  Design new ways to prevent forces like wind and water from affecting a local area.   Includes:  Engineering, boat trips, & snorkel adventures


  • Beyond Intermediate - Spring 2015

    Monday-Friday, 12-6:00 pm, May 4 - June 19
    Saturday's and Sunday's, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, May 9- October 25

    $60 for up to 4 people, $20 each additional person up to 6. $20 for additonal hour

    Enrollment is limited to 6 adults per class.

    If you have taken our intermediate class and are looking to further your skills then this is the class for you. Our Instructor will guide you as needed while you take advantage of sailing around Fishers Island Sound working on the skills you have learned. NO need to own a boat, just use ours.

    Must schedule 2 days in advance, weather permitting.
    Prices shown are for 2 hours, max of 3 hours per outing.

  • Week 9 (Aug. 17-21)

    Animal Stewards (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

    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. Accept the ocean’s rewards as you have fun exploring, boogie boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. Includes: boogie boarding, kayaking, boat trips, and snorkel adventures.