New England Science & Sailing Foundation Hosts Professional Development Sessions for Pre K-12 Teachers
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STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation will host professional development sessions for Pre K-12 science teachers beginning September 25, 2016. New for this year, NESS offers sessions Sunday mornings and Monday afternoons.
Sessions on Sundays are three-hours (9:00am-12:00pm) and cost $60. Participants will meet at each location except on boat days where the meeting location is NESS. Boat days are limited to 6 participants.
NESS currently works with schools and organizations in CT and RI to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts to students during the academic year. In addition, NESS educators support teachers' curriculum by incorporating Next Generation Science Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles. For questions about NESS's school programs, please call 860.535.9362 or email Pam Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.nessf.org.
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Stunned, Fitch asked why.
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...After that phone call, what Fitch found later that night after scrolling through his players' Twitter feeds wasn't anything criminal or drug-related.
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