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  • Week 3 (July 10-14)

    Science by Sail (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

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    Travel to field sites by sail boat to experience the ultimate in marine science and sailing adventure.  Learn rigging, sail handling, steering and other basics while in route on a 23ft Sonar keelboat.  Perform water quality assessments, analyze a plankton tow, ponder renewable energy sources, employ navigation skills, snorkel, explore, and have lots of fun using sail boats as our marine science headquarters.  Includes: sailing, marine science, & snorkel adventures

    $285/week

     
  • Week 5 (July 24-28)

    Science by Sail (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

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    Travel to field sites by sail boat to experience the ultimate in marine science and sailing adventure.  Learn rigging, sail handling, steering and other basics while in route on a 23ft Sonar keelboat.  Perform water quality assessments, analyze a plankton tow, ponder renewable energy sources, employ navigation skills, snorkel, explore, and have lots of fun using sail boats as our marine science headquarters.  Includes: sailing, marine science, & snorkel adventures

    $285/week

     
  • Week 9 (August 21-25)

    Wind Wave Escapades (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

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    Harness the power of wind and waves for this combo science and adventure program.  Surf, sail, kayak, stand-up paddle board (SUP), and develop a renewable energy plan to utilize the power generated by the ocean.  Learn the basics of choosing your adventure based on weather, wind, waves, and navigation while exploring Long Island Sound.  Includes: 1 class of sailing, surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boat trips, & snorkel adventures

    $225/week

     
  • Week 4 (July 13-17)

    Aquarium Adventures (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

    Build and design your own aquarium from the gravel to the fish! Work together as a team to create a habitat, collect substrate, and plan for animal occupancy. Then snorkel, seine and explore Fishers Island Sound for animals to put in the tanks. Learn to feed, clean, and monitor water quality and animal relationships. Includes: Aquariums, boat trips and snorkel adventures.

    $215/week

     
  • Juniors: Animal Habitat Badge

    3 classes/1½ hours per class     $60/student
    Minimum 6 students; 2 chaperones
    Please call for availability, 860-535-9362

    Find out more about how wild animals survive in their natural habitats by exploring the many different biomes on the planet.  Working with a NESS scientist we will compare and contrast the different biomes that make up Southern New England, design our own habitats, and help our community by helping to keep our biomes clean!
     
  • Bear Scouts: Water & Soil Conservation Elective

    2 class/1½ hours per class     $45/participant
    Minimum 6 students; 2 chaperones
    Please call for availability, 860-535-9362.  

    Learn the science of water and soil conservation by helping to take care of the coastal environment.  Identify soil layers, conduct soil experiments, identify different types of water pollutions and finish the day by helping clean up local environments. 
    1 class meets at NESS / 1 class meets at Napatree Point.
     
  • Week 6 (July 27-31)

    Tank Tales (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

    Create, catch, feed and clean! Discover what it’s like to work behind the scenes in an aquarium. Design your tank, collect your sediment and catch your animals. Learn the techniques for feeding, cleaning and keeping a healthy ecosystem for your favorite animals!

    $215/week

     
  • Week 10 (Aug. 24-28)

    STEAM Scientists (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

    Use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to undertake these STEAM investigations built for young scientists. Explore the power of wind and its relationship with shapes, dissect a shark, design a machine to help clean up our local environments, and use microscopes and document cameras to get up close and personal with a variety of creatures and prepared slides from the NESS lab!

    $215/week

     
  • Week 1: June 22-26

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

    Create, catch, feed and clean! Learn the art of being an aquarist as you build your own aquarium habitat from the gravel up. Decide as a team what sediment, algae, and animals will reside in your tank. Use water chemistry tests to make sure your aquarium is safe for your animals. Includes: aquarium care, kayak and snorkel adventures into the second biggest aquarium in the world, the Atlantic Ocean!         $215
     
  • Marine Debris (grades 1-4)

    Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 pm          October 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80

    Investigate the problem of marine debris by learning about “The Great Trash Island”, creating an ROV to assist in collecting debris from the bottom of the ocean, and generating possible solutions for our future.  Participate in a trash clean-up and analyze data on the debris found.  Dress warmly for a portion of outside class time.