• Quahog Bowl

    Danielle B.
    No Comments February 14, 2017

    This past week, I had the incredible opportunity to coach one of New London's Science and Technology Magnet High School (STMHS) teams in the Quahog Bowl.



  • January Reflections

    Maggie C.
    No Comments February 5, 2017

    Red-cheeked and ruddy, four sixth graders push their way through the driving January wind and rain to conduct currents calculations on a very swollen and swift-moving Alewife cove.



  • The First Steps

    Ned W.
    No Comments December 27, 2016

    Billy is an avid NESS-goer and absolutely loves the water.



  • Learning to Sail

    Sarah T.
    No Comments December 12, 2016

    Even though they were eager to learn to sail, Janelle and Samantha’s first experience on the Hartley did not go so well!



  • The Student Becomes the Leader

    Evan C.
    No Comments November 29, 2016

    Angelina opened up to me quickly at our first after school program. While it was obvious she felt like an outsider, she came forth and spoke to me about her doubts at the end of the day.



  • Trying Something New!

    Maryjocelyn S.
    November 21, 2016

    While there have been days and moments when I feel I have impacted a child’s life, the acts I did for students on their first day of sixth grade are the things I am most pleased with.



  • Gregory's Turn

    Kimi R.
    No Comments November 17, 2016

    One by one students plopped into the water and swam their best. Finally, it was Gregory’s turn.



  • The Wonders of the Ocean

    Maggie C.
    No Comments November 11, 2016

    I am standing in the Alewife Salt Marsh, holding out an especially tiny hermit crab to Egan, the delighted 7th grader beside me.



  • A Visit to Manacapuru, Brazil

    Kimi Rogers
    March 9, 2016

    The following blog post was written by one of our NESS SEA AmeriCorps members, who after seeing the devastating plastic waste pollution in Brazil, brought her knowledge and passion to the students of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT, to inspire them to be better stewards of their environment. 



  • AmeriCorps Members Put Citizenship and Service in Action

    Kelley Stephens
    January 6, 2016

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off”.