New England Science & Sailing Foundation's 2017 Summer Program Registration Opens Feb 1

Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) will open registration for their 2017 Summer Programs on Wednesday, February 1. NESS summer programs run Mondays through Fridays for 9 weeks (June 26 - August 25, 2017). The half-day and full-day programs are open to students ages 4-17 and located in Stonington, CT and Westerly, RI.

NESS, a nationally-recognized and award-winning ocean adventure STEM education nonprofit, provides students of all ages with year-round programming that includes marine science, sailing, powerboating, and adventure sports. NESS's summer programs offer a unique combination of on-the-water and in-the-classroom lessons intended to spark curiosity, enhance learning, and encourage students to step out of their comfort zones. Summer programs include courses in sailing, marine science, adventure sports, and powerboating.

The nonprofit's adventure sports offerings for ages 9-17 include surfing, fishing, Boater's Ed, Kayak Snorkel, Kayak Fishing, Geocaching & Navigation, Wind and Waves, Adventure Clashes, Body, Balance & Mind, and more. This year there will be even more hybrid adventure sports classes in which students can experience a combination of different sports within one class.

In addition to its traditional marine science groupings, NESS will also offer new classes for just 13-17 year olds. These Field Experience classes will be geared toward older students who are looking for more research or in-the-field summer experience. NESS has also created variations of its Marine Videography class to more age groups and has expanded its aquaculture offerings for the upcoming summer.

The nonprofit will continue to offer sailing classes for students ages 6-16. As with this year's adventure sports classes, the sailing classes will feature more combination classes, giving students the opportunity to sail different types of sailboats during their week-long class. One of these new combination classes, Just for Teens, will be offered to students 13-16 who are interested in trying Hartley, 420s, or keelboats.

To learn more or register, please visit: Classes fill fast, so interested families are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Financial aid is available to make the ocean accessible to all.

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New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, transformational 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 ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit