• 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”.



  • Celebrate with us at the "40 Under Forty" Awards Dinner!

    Cindy Nickerson
    January 4, 2016

    We are looking forward to celebrating Program Director Mistral Dodson at the "40 Under Forty" dinner this Friday Night!



  • 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!



  • Exciting Winter Homeschool Offerings at NESS

    Mike Smith
    December 18, 2015

    We have a lot of activity this winter for homeschool students! Join us for programs, take part in the Long Island Sound Foundation drawing contest, and attend our Homeschool NESStival!



  • 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.



  • NESS is a Winter W O N D E R-land!

    Caroline Pierce
    December 9, 2015

    Thank you to those who stopped by the Holiday Stroll last week. NESS will be a winter WONDER-land all winter long! We have exciting homeschool, afterschool, and vacation day programs coming up!



  • Get In the Holiday Spirit!

    Caroline Pierce
    December 3, 2015

    3 ways to get in the holiday spirit at NESS!



  • Recap of NESS's 7th Annual Gala

    Lauren Lyons
    November 11, 2015

    NESS held its 7th Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, November 7, at the Velvet Mill. The gala’s theme, “Building Brighter Futures,” highlighted NESS’s 11-year history of providing ocean adventures to students, many of whom come from underserved communities in cities such as New London, Hartford, and Providence.



  • November Vacation Day Programs

    Caroline Pierce
    October 20, 2015

    NESS has Vacation Day Programs! Full day programs are available, registration required!



  • A Shell is Not Just a Shell

    September 30, 2015

    Did you know that seashells can serve as calendars and journals?! If you're wondering how that's possible, look at the ridges on the shell. Notice the different sizes of the ridges.