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  • Tuesday, November 3 (Grades K-4) 

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

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

    Fishtopia Try your luck at fishing, scheme new ways to capture fish, and learn about local and global fisheries that catch the seafood we eat.  Simulate different fishing approaches through fun and engaging activities.  Learn about aquaculture and propose and design your own idea to the NESS Fishery Judges.  Remember to dress warmly as we will be outside!

    Amazing Autotrophs 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, explore wild bacteria that call hydrothermal vents home and investigate the many human uses of these amazing organisms!

     
  • Pine Point School (Grades K-4) Wednesday, November 4

    Gyotaku & Fishing Lure Construction (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

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

    Gyotaku & Fishing Lure Construction Use paint to print a real fish on paper, a shirt, a piece of cloth or another item of your choice while learning the proper methods and tricks to gyotaku.  Make a fishing lure by using your fish insight.  Select a plug, design a color scheme, create its appearance, wire and add hooks, and take it home!  NESS supplies real fish.  Bring your own T-shirt or other item of your printing choice. 

    Microscope Madness Use microscopes and document cameras to get up close and personal with a variety of creatures and prepared slides from the NESS lab!  View crab claws, animal fur, insects, and plankton.  Construct your own plankton and enter it in the NESS Plankton Olympics.

     
  • Westerly Schools (Grades K-4) Thursday, November 12th

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

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

    Fishtopia Try your luck at fishing, scheme new ways to capture fish, and learn about local and global fisheries that catch the seafood we eat.  Simulate different fishing approaches through fun and engaging activities.  Learn about aquaculture and propose and design your own idea to the NESS Fishery Judges.  Remember to dress warmly as we will be outside! 

    Amazing Autotrophs 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, explore wild bacteria that call hydrothermal vents home and investigate the many human uses of these amazing organisms!

     
  • Westerly Schools (Grades K-4) Friday, November 13th

    Gyotaku & Fishing Lure Construction (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $40   Minimum 6 students

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

    Gyotaku & Fishing Lure Construction Use paint to print a real fish on paper, a shirt, a piece of cloth or another item of your choice while learning the proper methods and tricks to gyotaku.  Make a fishing lure by using your fish insight.  Select a plug, design a color scheme, create its appearance, wire and add hooks, and take it home!  NESS supplies real fish.  Bring your own T-shirt or other item of your printing choice.  

    Microscope Madness Use microscopes and document cameras to get up close and personal with a variety of creatures and prepared slides from the NESS lab!  View crab claws, animal fur, insects, and plankton.  Construct your own plankton and enter it in the NESS Plankton Olympics.

     
  • Pine Point Spring Break (Grades K-4) March 20-24

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

    STEAM Challenges 2 (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Aquaponics Adventures Jump into the world of aquaponics while learning about plant and animal relationships.  Help weigh and measure fish, use microscopes to look at plant root development, and engineer new structures for optimal plant growth.  In teams set up your own mini aquaponics system complete with animals, plants, and algae. 

    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.

     
  • Sunset Cruises

    Seasonal: May 15 - Aug 15    Friday and Saturday's, 6:00-8:00 pm.

    Sonar Pricing:  2 People: $50/person    $150 for up to 4

    J-105: $300 flat rate

    Come aboard one of our larger keelboats for a beautiful and relaxing sunset cruise around Stonington Harbor and Fishers Island Sound!  One of our instructors will sail you around in a 23' Sonar for a wonderful evening tour.  Bring your own beverage of choice and let us do the work while you relax and enjoy the view!  For larger parties (up to 6), our 35' J-105 may be available on select dates.  Please call the NESS office for more information and reservations: (860) 535-9362.
     
  • Sunset Cruises

    Seasonal: May 15 - Aug 15    Friday and Saturday's, 6:00-8:00 pm.

    Sonar Pricing:  2 People: $50/person    $150 for up to 4

    J-105: $300 flat rate

    Come aboard one of our larger keelboats for a beautiful and relaxing sunset cruise around Stonington Harbor and Fishers Island Sound!  One of our instructors will sail you around in a 23' Sonar for a wonderful evening tour.  Bring your own beverage of choice and let us do the work while you relax and enjoy the view!  For larger parties (up to 6), our 35' J-105 may be available on select dates.  Please call the NESS office for more information and reservations: (860) 535-9362.
     
  • US Sailing Level 1 Practice Course (Ages 15+)

    One-day course, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm        Cost: $150

    April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19

    Two-day course, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm         Cost: $150

    May 16 & 23, May 18 & 25

    Designed by our Level 1 Instructor Trainer this class is designed to help your teenager gain powerboat confidence before attending their US Sailing Level 1 course. Topics covered will be both on-the-water and classroom topics that will need to be known to pass the powerboating section of the Level 1 class. This class does not guarantee you will pass the powerboating section of the level one however our instructor will direct you on what to practice and focus on before attending your level 1.
     
  • Combine the science of aquaculture and the adventure of bait fishing as you learn to catch, classify, and grow a variety of small bait fish. Use nets, live tanks and monitoring systems to grow a sustainable stock. Use seine nets, dip nets, cast nets, aquaculture tanks, and water monitoring equipment to investigate the science and engineering behind bait aquaculture. 
    Includes: aquaculture, fishing, boat trips and snorkel adventures.

    $210/week


    Afternoon Class:

    Mon – Friday,  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



    Week 6
    (July 27-31)

     
  • Week 5 (July 20-24)

    Swell Squad (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

    Join the Swell Squad as you harness the energy of the ocean swell while traversing the local waters on water craft including stand up paddle boards, kayaks, boogie boards and even surfboards. Relate adventures to estuary science, hydrodynamics, swell formation, and animal habitats. Includes: a taste of surfing, boogie boarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaks, boat trips, and snorkel adventures.

    $215/week