Marine Science - Summer 2017

Marine Science

Each week has a fun, educational, and adventurous theme, while investigating the wonders of our New England marine life. Classes incorporate age-based field studies, lab experiments, hands-on-learning and engaging activities focused on environmental and ocean awareness. Each year we design new program themes to ensure that our students are engaged, continually learning and having fun! All of our instructors have a degree in the marine science field or have a strong background in science and outdoor education. Our hands-on activities bring life experiences to the classroom and students out into the natural environment around them. Marine Science Junior Instructor, Junior Aquarist, and Internships are available for ages 15+. Visit our Internships & Junior Instructor page for more information on these NESS opportunities.


Some basic marine science program information:


Drop-offs and pick-ups are curbside at 70 Water Street. Parking is available on the street or in the three public parking lots in the Borough (Town Dock, Wayland’s Wharf, & duBois Beach). Please do not park at the Stonington Inn or Breakwater Restaurant, or at the Stonington Commons. Please do not block street traffic or private driveways.

Learn more:

2017 Parent Guide


  • NESS provides all gear needed for class (except footwear and clothing); however, a personal life jacket, wetsuit, and snorkel gear are encouraged for comfort and best fit. Lost or damaged NESS equipment will be billed to parents.
  • Classes are held RAIN or SHINE!
  • Students should come to class prepared to get wet! Swim checks are required for most programs and are conducted during class time at the instructors’ and Program Directors’ discretion.

Learn more:

2017 Parent Guide


  • Class maximums have been devised for teaching effectiveness and safety.
  • NESS instructors have a strong background in outdoor education and hold their ARC Waterfront Lifeguarding with First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and ACA Kayaking Certifications.
  • Multi-week discounts are available for when a student comes 4 or more Marine Science weeks in total.

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