Rising Tide program expands weekly options
ST. MICHAELS — The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program is officially back in session and has expanded its offerings for students this fall.
Classes typically are held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in CBMM’s Boatshop, with participants welcome to sign up for multiple or individual days.
The free program is open to students in grades six to nine, although students in grades 10 to 12 may apply for admission. Transportation is available between Easton and St. Michaels before and after class.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rising Tide will offer its signature boatbuilding classes. Participants are building two Smith Island outboard skif fs this year, with a plan of launching them at CBMM’s Community Day in May 2018. Students have the opportunity to participate in all phases of construction, from milling lumber from a log to adding the finishing touches.
Rising Tide also will offer various workshops and events throughout the year, including model making, canvas building and painting classes, girls’ workshops and holiday gift workshops. When weather conditions allow, classes may be held on the water, learning boat safety, handling, navigation and fishing skills. These classes will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
Rising Tide teaches students basic boatbuilding skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program works to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support.
Students of the program will be encouraged to become more academically prepared to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building and project management.
Registration is required for boatbuilding classes and individual workshops and events. Sign up for of ferings and for the Rising Tide newsletter to stay informed of upcoming programs at cbmm. org/risingtide. To learn more, call 443-550-1173 or email risingtide@ cbmm.org.
This fall, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program is offering its free boatbuilding classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and other workshops and events the rest of the week.
A girl learns to operate a miter saw in a recent workshop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Run through the Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program, a number of workshops and offerings are available this fall.