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Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program

Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding ProgramRising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program
(for students in grades 6–9)

This year’s Rising Tide Program will be kicking off Tuesday, September 19th.

This school year, we will be working on a Smith Island Skiff. Students will build the skiff from scratch: beginning with milling the wood, and moving our way up to assembly, finishing, and launching the boat in Spring.

Boat building days will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 in the Boat Shop. Students are welcome to sign up for each day or individual days. Sign up is monthly and first come first serve. Register today- class size is limited!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR RISING TIDE

Special Woodshop Programs

Rising Tide will also be offering various woodshop courses throughout the year, including model making, canvas building and painting classes, girl’s workshops, and holiday gift workshops. These classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Monday, September 25, and Wednesday, September 27, we will be offering a canvas building and painting class. Students will build a stretcher frame and stretch their own canvas the first day, and use their finished product on Wednesday to paint their own masterpiece. Creativity encouraged, and artistic guidance provided! Students are welcome to sign up for either or both days.

CANVAS PAINTING CLASS REGISTRATION

Join CBMM for an evening Girls’ Beginners Woodshop program from Monday, October 2, to Wednesday, October 4. Over the course of three days, we will teach you the basics of hand tools and wood construction as we each create our own planter box from scratch. Led by Seip Family Foundation Rising Tide Apprentice Lauren Gaunt, the goal of the workshop is to provide girls with knowledge of basic hand tools and wood construction, and help them feel confident and at home in the workshop.

Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Participants must attend all three days, as the project will progress step by step over the course of the program.

GIRLS BEGINNERS WOODSHOP REGISTRATION

For questions regarding the program, feel free to contact us at risingtide@cbmm.org.
Education: Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program

About Rising Tide

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.

Students begin by learning the ropes of the boat shop, with an emphasis to keep themselves and others safe in a working environment. Students learn how to use a tape measure with fractional increments, and practice using basic hand tools, such as a saw and a plane while building a tool box. Students make all of the tool box components using hand tools and are introduced to a couple of basic power tools such as a bandsaw and a cordless drill and driver. The completed toolbox belongs to the student and can be used at the museum to store tools earned through program participation, or can be brought home. Students who have completed their toolbox will work together to build a boat. As they continue to gain proficiency with their tools and skills, they are challenged with increasingly complex assignments and responsibilities.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in related activities such as metal casting, forging, engine repair and maintenance, and traditional and primitive tool use and construction. When weather conditions allow, classes may be held on the water, learning boat safety, handling, navigation, and fishing skills. To learn more, contact us at 443-550-1173 or risingtide@cbmm.org.

WATCH THIS SHORT FILM: Rising Tide: Building Cattail – a railbird skiff, by Sandy Cannon-Brown

Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

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CBMM’s Rising Tide program is made possible through the generous, lead support of Silent Maid, The Wallace Genetic Foundation, Jeanne and David Reager and The Seip Family Foundation. Major support is also provided by Sandy and Bruce Hammonds, the Bryan Brothers Building Dreams for Youth Foundation, and the Dock Street Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Mary Tydings, The Arthur H. Kudner Jr. Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Penny and John Albertine, Martha and Alfred Sikes, Ellen and Richard Bodorff, and Wiley Rein LLP.


Rising Tide Summer Camp


Cost:
Free
Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

Contact us at 443-550-1173 or risingtide@cbmm.org

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6–9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include:

Woodworking and Boatbuilding
Sawdust and wood chips will fly in the CBMM Boatshop as campers use saws, planes and other tools to build a railbird skiff. Campers will also complete an individual woodworking project that they can bring home at the end of the week.

On-the-water Adventures
Campers will gain experience in handling boats, learning navigation, and other skills paddling, rowing, sailing, powerboating, and fishing on the Miles River aboard a variety of historic and modern CBMM boats.

Ecological Excursions 
Explore the Eastern Shore’s environment and ecosystems with excursions to important Chesapeake Bay destinations such as the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Tuckahoe State Park. Transportation provided by CBMM.


CBMM’s Rising Tide program is made possible through the generous, lead support of Silent Maid, The Wallace Genetic Foundation, Jeanne and David Reager and The Seip Family Foundation. Major support is also provided by Sandy and Bruce Hammonds, the Bryan Brothers Building Dreams for Youth Foundation, and the Dock Street Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Mary Tydings, The Arthur H. Kudner Jr. Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Penny and John Albertine, Martha and Alfred Sikes, Ellen and Richard Bodorff, and Wiley Rein LLP.