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  • No Need to Own a Boat, Just Use Ours!

    Taylor Martin
    July 16, 2015

    We are already halfway through July and the summer is flying by! What remains on your summer bucket list? If you are looking to get out on the water, look no further and stop by NESS today. We have lots of programs for adults of all skill levels!

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  • NESS Summer Programs at Wuskenau Beach

    July 13, 2015

    On July 9, I had the opportunity to visit the NESS “Exploring RI Coast” group for students ages 6-9 at Wuskenau Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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  • NESS's Professional Development Days

    July 6, 2015

    Join a NESS Educator and learn some of our programs that you can bring back to your classroom. Each program is from 4:30 - 6:00pm and is FREE. Registration is limited to 10 people and you must pre-register. To register call 860-535-9362

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  • A NESS Ocean Advocate: Ava

    July 6, 2015

    Ava is a passionate ocean advocate. In her spare time she has been biking down to Rocky Neck State Park and picking up trash to enter into the global data system "Marine Debris Tracker" on the NESS Marine Debris collection team with Rozalia Project. As a US Sailing REACH Sub-Hub and a participant in data tracking that implements the Marine Debris Module, we now have an account set up with Rozalia Project as a clean ocean leader!

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  • NESS Now Uses Rozalia Project’s New Marine Debris Data Tracking App for Cleaner Oceans

    June 5, 2015

    As a US Sailing REACH Sub-Hub and a participant in data tracking that implements the Marine Debris Module, we now have an account set up with Rozalia Project as a clean ocean leader!

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  • NESS Offers a Wide Range of Scout Courses

    Megan Strand
    June 4, 2015

    Did you know that NESS currently offers badges for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts?

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  • NESS Receives Two Painted Turtles

    June 4, 2015

    Recently we received a generous donation of two adorable eastern painted turtles. They are named Buddy (has deformed shell) and Baby (normal shell). The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America.

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  • Congressman Joe Courtney Visits NESS!

    Caroline Pierce
    May 22, 2015

    Friday, May 22, Congressman Courtney stopped by NESS to meet and sail with the students from the students from the STEM Magnet Middle School, part of The Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT.

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  • Squid Fishing

    May 7, 2015

    A lot of the time squid are closer than you may think, but you seldom see them. They stay deep and don’t come out during the day. But at night everything changes. Emboldened by the darkness squid will dart in and out of the shadows, between the murky depths under the submarine lights. Sometimes a whole group of squid will materialize right before your eyes and disappear in a flash. They are attracted to light for the smorgasbord of food items, shrimp, shiners, and plankton. Squid are super aggressive which can make them easy and exciting to catch. They will actively pursue and attack anything that looks like food, including each other!

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  • NESS is Catalyst for Weather Station on Stonington Harbor Outer Breakwater

    Ben Yanni
    April 17, 2015

    As a service to the nautical community and to advance its educational mission, NESS contacted SailFlow last year to install a wind station and anemometer on the #4 Navigation Aid on the Stonington Harbor Outer Breakwater.

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