New Safe Powerboating Classes at New England Science & Sailing
By Caroline Knowles
Who taught you to drive a car? I have both fond and frightening memories of learning to drive my parents’ car: merging onto I-95 for the first time, taking an extra lap around the two-lane rotary as I tried to get out of the inside lane to exit, and white-knuckling the wheel as I parallel parked uphill during the practical portion of my driver’s license test. Now think about getting your recreational boating certificate (the boating version of a driver’s license).
As a US Safe Powerboating certified Powerboat Training Center, NESS offers group classes for all abilities, ages 12 and older, as well as private lessons. © Caroline Knowles/nessf.org
If you are not familiar with the process, you take an 8-hour classroom-based course, pass a written exam, then get your safe boating certificate.Read more
New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students currently in grades K-6. A panel of judges will choose two first place and two honorable mention winners from each grade as this year’s award recipients. Their artwork will be featured in a calendar in 2019.Read more
By Caroline Knowles
The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is celebrating 15 years of serving the community this summer. NESS is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on the water and off, for students from all walks of life.
New London students enjoy an afterschool sail in Stonington Harbor. © Caroline Knowles
NESS uses marine science, adventure sports, powerboating and sailing as platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting aquatic activities.Read more
New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), a non-profit ocean adventure education organization in Stonington, CT, has appointed Jane Leipold to its Board of Directors. Leipold is an accomplished global executive with well over 30 years of business experience in engineering, operations, and human resources. Over the past ten years, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for TE Connectivity, a $13 billion global technology leader.Read more
New England Science & Sailing (NESS) in Stonington, CT welcomes Nick Ewenson as their new Assistant Sailing Director. A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Ewenson competed on the college’s sailing team and won the ICSA Team Racing National Championship in 2004.Read more
New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” NESS is working closely with the Long Island Sound Foundation, which has overseen the contest for the past 19 years, to assist them in the transition of the drawing contest program. “We are looking forward to overseeing the drawing contest,” said NESS’s Executive Director Cindy Nickerson. “It’s a wonderfully creative way for students to learn about Long Island Sound, marine science, and the environment.”Read more
Mistral Dodson, a Program Director at New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT, was chosen as one of 2016 Southeastern Connecticut’s Annual “40 Under Forty” brightest young professionals. The 4th Annual “40 Under Forty” Awards ceremony, held January 8 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, recognizes 40 residents of Southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island under the age of forty who demonstrate excellence in their profession through their leadership, commitment, and service to the region.
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Delve into the night time underwater world! Using NESS's underwater dock lights we will observe all the different types of animals that are most active at night.Read more
New England Science & Sailing (NESS), a non-profit ocean adventure foundation in Stonington, CT that serves communities in southern New England, has welcomed Taylor Martin from Fort Collins, CO as their new Adult Sailing Director. A leader on the Washington University sailing team, Martin will utilize his background in sailing instruction and program management to enhance the adult, family, and adaptive programs offered at NESS.Read more
New England Science & Sailing (NESS) in Stonington, CT welcomes Maeve Ryan of Middletown, CT, as their new Director of Marketing and Major Gifts Officer. Ryan is the former director of marketing at Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT, and previously worked as a marketing manager for Mount Holyoke College and as an instructional developer for the University of Connecticut.Read more