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  • ROVs & Marine Debris (Ages 10-13)

    August 15-19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  $190/week

    Includes: ROVs, snorkel adventures, playing in the salt pond & the ocean   

    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.    

     
  • NESStival Open House

    Wednesday, January 27      1:00-3:00 pm

    Come to the NESStival to learn what NESS has to offer homeschool students and families throughout the year.  This open house is free and a way to be introduced to the teaching philosophy, project based learning, and adventure education that NESS offers to homeschool students of all ages.  Touch live ocean animals, peer down microscopes at teeny tiny critters, simulate sailing, sit in a kayak, and speak with NESS educators about upcoming programs. 
    No registration required!  Please call the NESS office with any questions: (860) 535-9362.

     
  • Fantastic Nature Design (Grades K-4)

    Tuesdays 4:00-5:30        March 1, 8, 15 & 22

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80

    What does the shape of a fish have in common with a sports car, the honey combs of a bee with a chair, and a butterfly with clothing?  The answer is these living organisms are influencing the way people are designing new and more efficient technologies.  Make your own investigations by looking at a variety of natural objects, using microscopes, designing your own new product, and promoting your prototype to NESS Judges.     

     
  • Week 10 (August 22-26)

    Fantastic Nature Designs (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

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    What does the shape of a fish have in common with a sports car, the honey combs of a bee with a chair, and a butterfly with clothing?  The answer is these living organisms are influencing the way people are designing new and more efficient technologies.  Make your own investigations by looking at a variety of natural objects, using microscopes, designing your own new product, and promoting your prototype to the NESS Biomimicry Judges. 
    Includes: Engineering, microscopes, 1 boat trip & snorkeling

    $220/week

     
  • 2016 Long Island Sound Calendar Contest Winners Announced!

    Maeve Ryan
    May 20, 2016

    NESS announced this year’s winning artists for the statewide calendar drawing contest entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Maya Terwilliger of Deans Mill Elementary School was named the overall winner. Her artwork will be featured on the cover of next year’s calendar.  
     

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  • Get out there and clean up our shoreline!

    Mary Horrigan
    December 18, 2015

    Do you have friends and family in town for the holidays and are looking for an outdoor activity? We have a great idea that the whole family can take part in!
     

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  • Spring Fishing (grades 1-4)

    Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm       May 4, May 18, or June 1

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $35/class    

    Includes: fishing

    Spring is a great time of year for fishing. Learn the basics of fishing, tying knots, baiting hooks and cleaning your gear. Practice fishing safely from our docks and venture into some of the other local secret spots. Discover local fisheries, and learn about the gear they use, the boats they travel on and the length of time they spend navigating the open seas.  We will practice catch and release only.  

     
  • ROVs & Marine Debris (Ages 9-15)

    Thursdays   1:00-2:30 pm

    October 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80

    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.  Perform a beach clean-up, create a clean debris sculpture, and enter your debris findings into a nationwide data base.

     
  • Gallup Hill Early Dismissal

    Animals of the Ice (Grades K-6)

    Friday, January 13th   1:05 pm-4:00 pm

    Enrollment: minimum 10 students

    Cost: $42

    Penguins, Walruses, Polar Bears, Whales, and many more animals love the winter!  Do you?  Discover some of the amazing adaptations animals have to survive in freezing conditions.  Simulate penguins holding eggs, experiment with the color of polar bear fur and skin, investigate the warmth of blubber, and learn more about the animals who thrive in the ice.

      
     
  • NESStival Open House

    Wednesday, September 14      1:00-3:00 pm

    Come to the NESStival to learn what NESS has to offer homeschool students and families throughout the year.  This open house is free and a way to be introduced to the teaching philosophy, project based learning, and adventure education that NESS offers to homeschool students of all ages.  Touch live ocean animals, peer down microscopes at teeny tiny critters, simulate sailing, sit in a kayak, and speak with NESS educators about upcoming programs. 
    No registration required!  Please call the NESS office with any questions: (860) 535-9362.