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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers holiday workshops for students during breaks

Written on:November 10, 2017
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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 2017)

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering students a selection of two-day, holiday gift-making workshops between this year’s Thanksgiving and winter breaks. Hosted by CBMM’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program, the workshops take place Monday & Wednesday evenings from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the boatshop, with dates set for Nov. 27 & 29, and Dec. 4 & 6, 11 & 13, and 18 & 20, 2017.

Participants will come away from the program with hand-made projects suitable for holiday gift giving, like a cutting board, or a decorative light. The holiday gift-making workshops are suited for students in grades six to 10, and offered free of charge. Space is limited, and pre-registration needed by emailing risingtide@cbmm.org or registering online at bit.ly/holidaygiftmaking.

Photo: Students work on making cutting boards during a Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program workshop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Students work on making cutting boards during a Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program workshop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. – Contributed Photo

CBMM’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program 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. Various Rising Tide workshops and events are offered by throughout the year, including model making, canvas building and painting classes, girls’ workshops, holiday gift workshops, and more.

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