New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is a nonprofit ocean adventure program. We engage students in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. As we begin our twelfth year, our four core values continue to guide our growth and the programs we provide:
Experiential Learning: Actively engaging students through doing, seeing, feeling, and inquiring for more-than-just-hands-on experiences that heighten learning.
Personal Growth: Taking students out of their comfort zones for transformational personal discovery and empowerment.
Inclusiveness: Opening doors to on-the-water learning and personal growth for all, regardless of financial means or intellectual or developmental abilities.
Stewardship: Fostering connections between students and their communities and the natural environment, engendering relevancy, respect, and protection.