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  • Paddle Treks (Ages 11-17)

    Includes: stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing & a boat ride    $220/week

    Combine the best of standup paddle boarding with kayaking to paddle your way around the warm waters of Little Narragansett Bay. Take an adventure outside the harbor for a day of surfing on Rhode Island Beaches. Test your core strength, balance and fitness in this paddling adventure.   Challenge yourself with new skills, play SUP & Yak games, and enjoy the company of friends while exploring our local waters.  Classes will combine stretching and fitness with fun and adventure. 


    Morning Class:

    Mon – Friday,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

     


    Week 8
    (August 14-18)

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  • Kayak Snorkeling (Ages 11-17)

    Includes: snorkeling, kayaking & free driving    $220/week

    Paddle and explore Little Narragansett Bay during the best months of the year.  Kayak to estuaries, coves, islands, and other places where power boats are not able to go.  Snorkel the warm waters of the harbor and the bay, while learning about local ecosystems and the species that inhabit them. Challenge your snorkeling skills by learning to free dive, using NESS fins. No previous kayaking experience is necessary, but an interest in the ocean, snorkeling, and kayaking is a must for this adventure week. 


    Morning Class:

    Mon – Friday,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm


    Week 4 (July 17-21)

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  • NESS Sailing

     

     

     

     

    Sailing

    NESS offers a variety of programs suited to sailors of all abilities and ages. As a US Sailing recognized Community … more

     

  • SUP-YAKERS (Ages 9-12 & 11–17)

    Includes: stand up paddle boarding & kayaking     $230/week

    Combine the best of standup paddle boarding with kayaking to become a SUP-Yaker! Paddle your way around the warm waters of Little Narragansett Bay while testing your core strength, balance and fitness in this paddling adventure. Challenge yourself with new skills, play SUP & Yak games, and enjoy the company of friends while exploring our local waters. Classes will combine stretching and fitness with fun and adventure.


    Morning Class (Ages 11-17):

    Mon – Friday,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm



    Week 10
    (August 24-28)


    Morning Class (Ages 9-12):

    Mon – Friday,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm



    Week 1
    (June 22-26)
    Week 8 (August 10-14)


    Afternoon Class (Ages 11-17):

    Mon – Friday,  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



    Week 5
    (July 20-24)

     
  • NESS & Mystic Aquarium

    A Week in the Life of a Marine Biologist              (Ages 13-16)

    Week 8:  August 10 - 14  8:30 am - 4:00 pm    

    $420/Aquarium members   $450/Aquarium non-members

    Does your teen love marine biology and yearn to know what it’s like to be a scientist? Join the Mystic Aquarium and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) for this exciting program that allows for a unique experience in the best aspects of a career in marine biology. Participants will start their day at NESS exploring Little Narragansett Bay by kayak, snorkel, foot and boat where they will perform field research before heading over to the Mystic Aquarium for engaging hands-on programming. This program is designed to give you a real taste of what it’s like to be a marine biologist. Morning drop-off is at NESS in Stonington. All students take the SEAT bus with an instructor to Mystic Aquarium. Afternoon pick-up is at Mystic Aquarium. All registration will be through Mystic Aquarium.

    Morning drop-off is at NESS and afternoon pick-up will be at the Mystic Aquarium. Registration will be handled by the Mystic Aquarium at 860-572-5955.

     
  • Week 8 (August 8-12)

    All Day Session (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

    Ages 13-16

    Does your teen love marine biology and yearn to know what it’s like to be a scientist?  Join the Mystic Aquarium and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) for this exciting program that allows for a unique experience in the best aspects of a career in marine biology. Participants will start their day at NESS exploring Little Narragansett Bay by kayak, snorkel, foot and boat where they will perform field research before heading over to the Mystic Aquarium for engaging hands-on programming. This program is designed to give teens a real taste of what it’s like to be a marine biologist. Morning drop-off is at NESS in Stonington. All students take the SEAT bus with an instructor to Mystic Aquarium. Afternoon pick-up is at Mystic Aquarium. All registration will be through Mystic Aquarium.

     

    Morning drop-off is at NESS and afternoon pick-up will be at the Mystic Aquarium.  Registration will be handled by the Mystic Aquarium at 860-572-5955.     

     
  • Summer Registration is Open!

    February 6, 2015

    Check out what’s new at NESS for summer 2015:

    • New Hartley 12 sailboats, a great learning platform for older beginners. Perfect for kids who have outgrown (or are too big for) Optis but aren’t quite ready (or big enough) for the more high performance Club 420.
    • Expanded adult sailing offerings in our growing fleet of Sonar sloops.
    • New classes for youth and adults & families at our New London Ocean Beach location.
    • New weekly themes for all of our marine science classes.
    • Expanded adventure sports offerings for kids as young as 9-years-old.
    • Expanded full day marine science and adventure sports classes for the 11 and up crowd.
    • New two-week options for Opti Learn to Sail classes.
    • Expanded offerings for our popular Taste of Optis and Second Taste of Optis classes.
    • Newly renovated main classroom, which makes a wonderful, effective teaching space.

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  • Week 7 (August 7-11)

    Life of a Marine Biologist

    All Day Session (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

    Does your teen love marine biology and yearn to know what it’s like to be a scientist?  Join the Mystic Aquarium and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) for this exciting program that allows for a unique experience in the best aspects of a career in marine biology. Participants will start their day at the Mystic Aquarium for engaging hands-on programming, then will take the bus (with an instructor) to NESS where they will explore Little Narragansett Bay by kayak, snorkel, foot and boat and perform field research.  This program is designed to give teens a real taste of what it’s like to be a marine biologist.

    Morning drop-off is at Mystic Aquarium. All students take the SEAT bus with an instructor to NESS. Afternoon pick-up is at NESS in Stonington. All registration will be through Mystic Aquarium.

    $475/week for Aquarium members

    $500/week for non-members

    Morning drop-off is at Mystic Aquarium and afternoon pick-up will be at NESS.  Registration will be handled by the Mystic Aquarium at 860-572-5955.     

     
  • Kayak Fishing (Ages 11-17)

    Includes: fishing & kayaking    $230/week

    This week is open to experienced kayakers and anglers who are ready to take their skills to the next level!  Some of last year’s catches included porgies, snapper blues, pilot fish, trigger fish and even a remora! You never know exactly what will happen in this exciting class where we get to explore more closely some of the best inshore fishing spots. We will be teaching the basics of fishing from a kayak, tying knots, baiting hooks, cleaning gear, and practicing fishing safety. We practice catch and release only.  Students should bring their own fishing rods and tackle ready for use.  Some NESS rods are available and bait will be provided, please call to inquire.


    Morning Class:

    Mon – Friday,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm


    Week 5
    (July 24-28)

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    Afternoon Class:
    Mon – Friday,  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Week 9 (August 21-25)

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  • Cardboard Boat Project at BDJMS

    Mary Horrigan
    September 29, 2015

    One of the best aspects of the engineering process is creating something from start to finish. How better to teach the 8th grade STEM students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) this process then to have them envision, plan, and create a boat from start to finish?

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