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  • Week 1 (June 22-26)

    Ocean Action (AM Session, 9 am - 12 pm)

    The ocean is full of action, adventure, and discovery. Take a new journey into the marine environment each day by foot, kayak, or boat. Learn about bait balls, action packed tide pools, and benthic communities by pulling up animal traps and collecting bottom samples. Thrash on waves using boogie boards, go on a kayak excursion, and help choose our snorkel sites. Pick a new travel destination with your class, analyze local navigation charts, and decide the route to take us to our destination. Includes: kayaking, boogie boarding, boat trips, and snorkel adventures.

    $215/week

     
  • Spring Fishing (grades 1-4)

    Mondays; 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm       April 27, May 4, 11, 18

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80/series     

    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. 
     
  • Spring Fishing (grades 1-4)

    Mondays 4:00-5:30pm             April 27 & May 4, 11, 18

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $80

    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. 

     
  • Bio Expedition (ages 7-12)

    Fridays 10:00-12:00          September 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $120/student   $30/parent/boat day

    Explore diverse ecosystems in Stonington and Little Narragansett Bay by boat and foot.  Travel to the salt marsh to learn about life in brackish water, go clamming, dissect a crab, and investigate the harsh intertidal zones where only the most well adapted animals can survive. 

    Includes: 2 boat trips 

    Parents are invited on boat trip days; please call for availability.

     
  • Fall Fishing (grades 1-4)

    Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm         September 3, 10, 17 & 24

    Enrollment: minimum 6 students

    Cost: $100

    Fall 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.    

     
  • 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.  

     
  • Week 8 (August 14-18)

    Pack Power (PM Session, 1 pm - 4 pm)

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    Join the NESS pack and discover the importance of schools, herds, colonies, flocks, and packs.  Investigate why animals live, hunt, travel, and rely on groups and communities for survival.  Explore some of the methods animals use to communicate in such close quarters.  Get out on the Dodson’s Boat Launch to search for fish schools below and bird flocks above.  Includes: 1 boat trip in the harbor aboard the Dodson’s Launch  

    $225/week

     
  • 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

     
  • Mission Splash (Ages 6–10)

    July 5-7, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  $125/week

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    Venture on a new mission each day to new remarkable locations around Winnapaug Pond and Wuskenau Beach.  Explore the nooks and crannies of the salt pond using kayaks.  Thrash on waves using boogie boards and help choose our snorkel sites.  Pick a new travel destination with your class, analyze local navigation charts, and decide the route to take us to our next destination.  

    Includes:  kayaking, boogie boarding, snorkel adventures, playing in the salt pond and the ocean.