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  • Rate Your Plate (Ages 9-13)

    Fridays 12:00-2:30 pm       February 5, 12 & 26

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $100

    Let’s face it, seafood is delicious, but the path your seafood takes from water to waiter has varying impacts on the world’s ocean.  Experiment and simulate different fishing techniques to determine the best means of avoiding bycatch, overfishing, and habitat destruction.  Learn about aquaculture and propose and design your own idea to the NESS Fishery Judges.

     
  • 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.     

     
  • Simple Machines Extravaganza (Ages 8-12)

    Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm       March 2, 9 & 16

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80

    Use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to explore the important and fun Simple Machines.  Apply all 6 types of simple machines in experiments with ramps, catapults, pulleys, and contraptions.  Make hands on connections to what types of simple machines are found in our everyday lives.

     
  • 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

     
  • Week 10 (August 22-26)

    Water Sport Adventures (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

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    Enjoy the thrill of kayaking, boogie board the waves at Napatree, get a taste of stand-up paddle boarding, and choose your snorkel spots from a local navigation chart.  Take the first exciting step in learning to surf by practicing your stance, balance, paddle technique, and duck dives safely in the Harbor. 
    Includes: surf board training, kayaking, boogie boarding, stand up paddle boarding, boat trips, & snorkel adventures   

    $220/week

     
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  • New Adult Sailing Offerings for 2016!

    Taylor Martin
    May 6, 2016

    NESS has recently added seven new programs to their adult sailing line-up. Courses are for ages 16 and older and are offered Saturdays through Thursdays.  
     

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  • Mark Zagol Receives US Sailing's Outstanding Program Director Award

    Maeve Ryan
    February 8, 2016

    Sailing Program Director Mark Zagol received US Sailing's Outstanding Program Director Award for 2015!

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  • NESS's 2015 Accomplishments

    Spike Lobdell
    December 16, 2015

    Here are just few of the ways NESS has built its reputation as a vital nonprofit organization that impacts the lives of our local students, their schools, families, and greater communities.

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