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May 2017

Rising Tide After-School Program

May 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Rising Tide teaches students basic boatbuilding skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. Students will apply the principles they learn in math and science while using hand and power woodworking tools. When the weather allows, students will gain experience boat handling, navigation, and other skills while paddling, rowing, sailing, power-boating, and fishing on the Miles River.

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June 2017

Women’s Woodworking Class

June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 4 @ 4:00 pm
Women's Woodworking at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Join Boatyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn for a women-only class in the basics of woodworking with no prior experience necessary. Both power and hand tools will be demonstrated, with each participant leaving with their own handmade mallet and the confidence to work on projects at home.

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MEMBER NIGHT: de Gast Exhibition Preview

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The very first exhibition to showcase the black-and-white photography of Robert de Gast, members will have the opportunity to view approximately 80 photographs curated from CBMM’s collection of more than 10,000 by deGast and hear from Chief Curator Pete Lesher. De Gast’s photography gained widespread attention with the publication of his book, The Oystermen of the Chesapeake, in 1970. This stunning exhibit is not to be missed.

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Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Chesapeake Critters Week, ages 4-6

June 19 @ 9:30 am - June 23 @ 12:30 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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Rising Tide Summer Camp (FULL)

June 19 @ 9:30 am - June 23 @ 3:30 pm
Rising Tide Summer Camp

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6 to 9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include woodworking and boatbuilding, on-the-water activities, and adventures to locations such as Wye Island and Tuckahoe State Park.

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Community Ecology Cruise

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy a summer ecology excursion on CBMM’s Winnie Estelle. Adults and kids are welcome on this up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecology. Learn how to monitor the water quality of the river, try your hand at water testing, and explore the critters on an oyster reef, all while cruising in the breeze on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s buyboat. Birders will enjoy the route, which features a route near Long Point Island, known for its eagle and osprey populations and heron rookery. Families with children are encouraged!

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National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Workshop

June 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about National Geographic’s new Educator Certification Program and begin the process to become one of the first Nat Geo Certified Educators in the nation. The Certification Phase 1 workshop introduces the new National Geographic Learning Framework, which covers the skills and knowledge that teach kids about the world, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place.

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Boater Safety Course

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - June 22 @ 10:00 pm
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Individuals and families with children over age 12 are welcome to participate in our Boater’s Safety certification program and learn the basics needed to operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. MD boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Graduates of our two-day Department of Natural Resources-approved course are awarded a certificate that is good for life.

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Tall Ship: Schooner Sultana @ CBMM

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - June 26 @ 9:00 am
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The schooner Sultana will be at CBMM Friday, June 23, through Monday, June 26. While at CBMM, Sultana will be hosting students in an under-sail environmental science program on the Miles River during weekdays, and can be seen dockside over…

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Log Canoe Cruise

June 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot onboard Winnie’s deck you’ll get an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM’s log canoe cruises!

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Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Chesapeake Critters Week, ages 7-9

June 26 @ 9:30 am - June 30 @ 12:30 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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July 2017

Big Band Night & Fireworks 2017

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River. Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event.

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Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Time Travel Adventure Week, ages 4-6

July 3 @ 9:30 am - July 7 @ 12:00 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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Rising Tide Summer Camp (FULL)

July 3 @ 9:30 am - July 7 @ 3:30 pm
Rising Tide Summer Camp

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6 to 9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include woodworking and boatbuilding, on-the-water activities, and adventures to locations such as Wye Island and Tuckahoe State Park.

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Hudson River sloop Clearwater at CBMM

July 5 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will arrive at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD on Wednesday, July 5, and remain dockside along CBMM’s campus through Friday, July 7, 2017. The replica sloop will be available for deck…

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Tall Ship: Maryland Dove @ CBMM

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
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On Thursday, July 6, Maryland Dove will arrive at CBMM and can be seen out on the Miles River and dockside through Monday, July 10. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM…

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Nameboard Basics Workshop

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join carver and model maker Ed Thieler in learning the basic skills necessary in carving a name board. Materials and tools provided.  

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Visiting Vessel: Dockside tours of Skipjack Sigsbee

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The skipjack Sigsbee can be seen at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., on Sunday, July 9, 2017, with dockside tours available from 1-3 pm.

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Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Time Travel Adventure Week, ages 7-9

July 10 @ 9:30 am - July 14 @ 12:30 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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Chautauqua Series: Voices of the Great War, with W.E.B. Du Bois

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the evenings of July 10-12, the annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live performances to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series features Voices of the Great War, with all living history performances taking place…

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