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  • Westerly Winter Break (Grades 5-8) February 15-19

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

    Construction Clashes (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Animal Stewards  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.   

    Construction Clashes Choose this team oriented engineering challenge to build a catapult, make a marble maze, experiment with model parachutes and investigate a variety of simple machines. Test your designs in team competitions, utilize iPads to aid construction plans, and have fun with engaging engineering trials while working with friends.

     
  • Fisher's Island Winter Break (Grades K-4) February 22-26

    ROVs & Marine Debris (AM Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)   Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Amazing Marine Animals (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    ROVs & Marine Debris  Work in teams to design and test a remote operated vehicle (ROV). Learn about the impact of marine debris and the influence of currents and gyres. Take the ROV Marine Debris Challenge to outfit your ROV with the ability to gather any marine debris in its path. Use your imagination and creativity to recycle clean and safe debris and enter it in the NESS Marine Debris Sculpture Creation Contest.   

    Amazing Marine Animals Dive into the amazing lives of marine animals.  Each day study a new type of marine animal and learn how they survive in their environments.  Study the hydrodynamics of penguins, the songs of whales, the anatomy of fish, and how sea stars really eat (hint: they have take-out!)

     
  • Fisher's Island Winter Break (Grades 5-8) February 22-26

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

    Construction Clashes (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Animal Stewards  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.   

    Construction Clashes Choose this team oriented engineering challenge to build a catapult, make a marble maze, experiment with model parachutes and investigate a variety of simple machines. Test your designs in team competitions, utilize iPads to aid construction plans, and have fun with engaging engineering trials while working with friends.

     
  • Spring Break (Grades K-4) April 18-22

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

    Ecosystems Excursion (PM Session, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Cost: $180    Minimum 6 students

    Watershed Wonders Discover our amazing local watersheds and figure out where our water flows and goes. Venture on a watershed kayak journey, analyze water quality and the health of the watershed, build experimental models, discover if Davy Jones’ Locker is real, and invent new ways of keeping our local waterways clean. View a variety of residential and migratory animals that reside in our local watershed.  

    Ecosystems Excursion Get outside, explore diverse ecosystems, and even try your luck with fishing.  Compare habitats, use an underwater live feed camera, utilize microscopes, and make observations of the organisms you find.  Find out why certain animals thrive in specific areas and feed some of the amazing animals that live in the NESS aquariums.

     
  • A NESS Ocean Advocate: Ava

    July 6, 2015

    Ava is a passionate ocean advocate. In her spare time she has been biking down to Rocky Neck State Park and picking up trash to enter into the global data system "Marine Debris Tracker" on the NESS Marine Debris collection team with Rozalia Project. As a US Sailing REACH Sub-Hub and a participant in data tracking that implements the Marine Debris Module, we now have an account set up with Rozalia Project as a clean ocean leader!

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  • Catch a Curl 2016

     

    NESS Hosts 5th Annual Catch a Curl Youth Surf Classic

    Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Registration & Warm Up: 9:00 - 10:30 am

    Surf Heats: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Looking for a vacation activity?

    Caroline Pierce
    No Comments December 26, 2016

    Do you have kids home for vacation or family in town for the holidays? If so, we have a couple of activity ideas for you!
     

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  • Pine Point Spring Break (Grades K-4) March 13-17

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

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

    Watershed Wonders Discover our amazing local watersheds and figure out where our water flows and goes. Venture on a watershed kayak journey, analyze water quality and the health of the watershed, build experimental models, discover if Davy Jones’ Locker is real, and invent new ways of keeping our local waterways clean. View a variety of residential and migratory animals that reside in our local watershed.   

    STEAM Challenges Use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to undertake these exciting STEAM challenges.  Learn about the field of Biomimicry as you develop a product based on nature to design and market to the NESS judges, take the marble maze craze challenge, build a model catapult, and investigate wind power using iPads and experiment with wind turbine shapes.

     
  • Spring Break (Grades K-4) April 10-14

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

    Watershed Wonders (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.  

    Watershed Wonders Discover our amazing local watersheds and figure out where our water flows and goes.  Investigate flooding and erosion on towns using an augmented reality sandbox, analyze water quality and the health of the watershed, build experimental models, discover if Davy Jones’ Locker is real, and invent new ways of keeping our local waterways clean. View a variety of residential and migratory animals that reside in our local watershed.