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CBMM_EducationStaff2017

CBMM announces education staff promotions

CBMM_EducationStaff2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – December 12, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently promoted three staff members in its education department. Jill Ferris of Stevensville, Md. is the new Director of Education; Allison Speight of Trappe, Md. is Volunteer & Education Programs Manager; and Matthew Engel of St. Michaels, Md. is Lead Educator.

“Expanding CBMM’s education programs is critical to our mission,” commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “These promotions help position CBMM for that growth, and with our role of helping children understand more clearly the history, environment and people​ ​of the Chesapeake Bay, ultimately more children will become stewards of the Bay.”

Jill Ferris is responsible for furthering CBMM’s mission by creating, evaluating, and managing innovative education programming of the highest caliber for diverse audiences of all ages. Ferris most recently served as CBMM’s School & Family Programs Manager, with prior experience as an eighth-grade teacher with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, where she received the 2015 Outstanding Teacher Technology Award, and the 2014 Maryland History Day District Teacher Award. She was selected as a Master Teacher with Maryland State Department of Education in 2014 and 2015, where she instructed teachers and administrators on the implementation of inquiry learning in the social studies classroom.

Ferris holds a master’s degree in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, an academic division of the State University of New York at Oneonta. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, with distinction in the liberal arts core curriculum from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., where she earned a bachelor’s degree and History and Secondary Education Teacher Certification. Ferris received Colgate University’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan from 2008-2009.

As the Volunteer & Education Programs Manager, Allison Speight creates, implements, and supervises programs and materials for families, students, and adults who use CBMM as a resource, including the CBMM Volunteer Program, and Lighthouse Overnight Adventures. Speight previously served as CBMM’s Education & Volunteer Coordinator, beginning her career at CBMM as an education intern in 2013. Speight graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a concentration in Chesapeake regional studies.

Matt Engel has been promoted to Lead Educator, after serving for more than two years as CBMM’s Shipwright Educator. As Lead Educator, Engel will continue to develop the Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program in addition to supporting school tours and programs.

Engel brings more than ten years’ experience in boatbuilding, project management, and training program development. In addition to founding his own construction company, Engel most recently served as Senior Programs Manager with All Hands Volunteers in Leyte, Philippines, where he managed and mentored program managers across multiple reconstruction projects. Engel learned the aspects of wooden boat construction at The Landing School in Arundel, Me.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 80,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and numerous indoor and outdoor exhibitions situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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From left: Recently promoted at CBMM are Jill Ferris of Stevensville, Md. as Director of Education, Matthew Engel of St. Michaels, Md. as Lead Educator,  and Allison Speight of Trappe, Md. as Volunteer & Education Programs Manager.

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CBMM invites families to boatshop program

CBMM_FamilyBoatshop CBMM_FamilyBoatshop2018(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 17, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering four sessions of its Family Boatshop program this winter. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

Held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays beginning January 20, and continuing February 17, March 10, and May 12, CBMM invites families to join shipwrights in the boatshop for a woodworking project. Projects vary from steam-bending wood to making cutting boards or helping to build a wooden boat.

The program is limited to children 10 years of age and older, who must be accompanied by an adult. The cost includes one youth and one adult and is $45 per session for CBMM members, or $55 per session for non-members. Registration for additional children is $20 per child. Scholarships are available for participants in the Talbot Mentors program, with registrations made by contacting CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at jkuhn@cbmm.org or 410-745-4980.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 80,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor.

From now through October 2018, museum guests can see the log-hull restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, with more information at ednalockwood.org. For more information about CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is hosting several sessions of its Family Boatshop program beginning on Saturday, January 20. The program is limited to children 10 years of age and older, who must be accompanied by an adult, with the cost including one youth and one adult.

Family Day @ CBMM

Saturday, September 23
10am-2pm
Free with regular museum admission
Educators may register at bit.ly/CBMMFamilyDay for free family admission.

Get hands-on with our campus! Your family will have a chance to explore the Museum through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun. Take a Quest Card and find your way around campus, learning to take photos like Robert de Gast, examining the critters that live on an oyster reef, and helping shape a dugout canoe.

WAITLIST – Homeschool Day

8/28/17 UPDATE – Registration for this program is now on a waitlist

Thursday, September 21

10:30 am or 1 pm
$5 per person. Accompanying younger siblings 5 and under are free.
REGISTER HERE

 

Homeschool students and their adults are invited to come to CBMM’s fall Homeschool Day, selecting either a morning or afternoon program to explore the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth—the Chesapeake Bay. Students will help construct a dugout canoe, learning about a time in which oysters lay thick as stones, explore the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up the tiny critters that inhabit an oyster reef. Families are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and picnic on campus. The Campus Challenge scavenger hunt will also be available for families to explore other museum highlights at their own pace. Individual families and co-op groups alike are welcome to attend.

Hands-on fun at CBMM’s Family Day this fall

(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 8, 2017) On Saturday, September 23, the public is invited to Family Day at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., guests can follow a special Quest Card to explore family-friendly exhibits and enjoy hands-on activities along CBMM’s 18-acre campus.

Families can examine the critters living on an oyster reef, learn to take photos like Robert de Gast, and help construct a dugout canoe. Guests can dress as a lighthouse keeper and explore what life was like for those who worked in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, before climbing to the top for a bird’s-eye view.

All of the day’s activities are free for CBMM members and are included with regular admission for museum guests, with no advanced registration needed. Educators can receive free family admission for the day by registering at bit.ly/CBMMFamilyDay. All pre-registered educators must provide credentials at check-in, such as certification or school/employer ID, to receive complimentary family admission.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. Charitable gifts to the museum’s Annual Fund enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

From now through 2018, museum guests can see the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, with more information at ednalockwood.org. For more information about CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

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Families will have the opportunity to explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s St. Michaels, Md., campus through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun on Saturday, September 23. To learn more about Family Day, visit cbmm.org.

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CBMM welcomes summer interns

CBMM_SummerInterns1_2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 18, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently added five summer interns to its team: Michael Barone of Buffalo, N.Y.; Kathleen DeMeritte of Silver Spring, Md.; Kelsey Neuenswander of San Diego, Ca.; Erin Russell of St. Louis, Mi.; and Alexa Wichowsky of West Winfield, N.Y. Barone and DeMeritte are working in the curatorial department, Russell in education, Wichowsky in development, and Neuenswander in communications, marketing, and event planning for the St. Michaels, Md. nonprofit.

“CBMM’s primary focus is education,” commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Not only with our 80,000 guests and program participants each year, but also through our apprentice and intern programs.”

Barone is currently enrolled in the Cooperstown Graduate Program focusing on museum studies. He will help with the management of acquisitions and collections inventory for CBMM, with a focus on cataloging the Trumpy Yacht Archives.

DeMeritte is reconnecting with the Chesapeake Bay after many years of being a Sea Scout. Currently studying history with an emphasis on museum studies at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, she will help with the rehousing of collections and research requests.

Neuenswander is an undergraduate at University of California, Davis studying communications and psychology. She is assisting in CBMM’s communication efforts, with a focus on social media, and is also helping with the planning and execution of special events.

Russell, a museum studies student in the Cooperstown Graduate Program, will assist with CBMM’s educational and outreach programs, to create interactive, early-education activities for families with young children.

Wichowsky, also enrolled in the Cooperstown Graduate Program, is working as CBMM’s development intern. She is concentrating her internship on researching funding opportunities and outreach initiatives for CBMM.

Over 10 weeks, the interns will have numerous opportunities to observe and engage in field-related projects and behind-the-scenes operations, led by CBMM’s professional staff.

For more information about internships and employment with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, please visit the “About Us” tab at cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes five new interns for the summer season. Front row, from left: Kathleen DeMeritte of University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Erin Russell of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, Alexa Wichowsky of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, Kelsey Neuenswander of University of California, Davis. In back: Michael Barone of the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

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CBMM offers free educator workshops this summer

CBMM_EducatorWorkshop(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 9, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is hosting three free workshops for educators this summer.

Educators have two opportunities to attend the National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Workshop, on either Wednesday, June 21, or Tuesday, July 18, taking place on both dates from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to all PK-12 formal, informal, and homeschool educators, the workshop will introduce the new National Geographic Learning Framework, which covers the skills and knowledge to teach students about the world, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place.

Participating educators will learn about National Geographic’s new Educator Certification Program and begin the process to become one of the nation’s first Nat Geo Certified Educators.

On Tuesday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., CBMM will host a Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes Educator Workshop. Participating educators will follow the blue crab from the Bay to the table in this hands-on workshop, which emphasizes Chesapeake geography, biology, and economics.

The workshop is designed to complement CBMM’s Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes Immersive tour, with educators exploring the relationship between people and the blue crab, and leaving with resources to implement the accompanying 5E Model Lesson in the classroom. This workshop is best for PK-5 educators.

Space is limited in all workshops, with advanced registration needed at bit.ly/educator17.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 75,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund support the museum’s educational programs, with online giving and more information at cbmm.org/donate.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is hosting three free workshops for PK-12 formal, informal, and homeschool educators this summer. Scheduled for June 21, July 18, and August 15, the workshops take place on CBMM’s waterfront campus, with space limited, and advanced registration needed at bit.ly/educator17. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s Bob Mason to speak May 1 at St. Michaels Library

Mason Bob(ST. MICHAELS, MD — April 18, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Maritime Model Guild President Bob Mason will be the speaker for the Talbot County Free Library’s Brown Bag Lunch taking place at its St. Michaels branch beginning at noon on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Mason will present information about the two volunteer groups within CBMM that are model related. CBMM’s Model Guild is broadly based in maritime models with missions for meeting CBMM’s needs for display models both new and for repairs.The other group is the Model Sailing Club in which members build or acquire 5-foot long skipjack models and sail using radio controls in monthly races at CBMM throughout the season. The competition is good-natured and provides an opportunity to exercise sailing skills without maintaining a full sized boat.

See photos of these model skipjack races here:
Around Campus: Model Skipjack Races

Bob retired from a career in engineering physics in which he worked on the conception and early stage development of electronic and optical devices including industrial instruments for measuring color and systems for recording and rapidly displaying photographic information.

In the local community, Bob has been an active volunteer at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum since 1993 where he leads the Model Guild, has been a docent and has served as President of the Volunteer Association. At Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Bob served on the Board for twelve years between 1994 and 2007.  He has also been an active volunteer there, having spearheaded the bluebird nest box monitoring program for over 10 years, and served on the volunteer committee. Bob and his wife Marilyn live in Bozman, Md. The Brown Bag Lunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring a lunch and enjoy coffee and desert provided by the library. Information call (410) 745-5877.

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CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp begins June 19

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4/27/17 UPDATE – Spaces are still open for 7-9 year old children. All 4-6 year-old camps have been filled at this time. Any additional registrations will be added to a waiting list.

(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 27, 2017) Beginning June 19 and continuing through August 11, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering its week-long, half day Sea Squirts Summer Camp, formerly called Kids Club, for 4-9 year-old children. In age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed sessions, campers will explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts.

CBMM’s summer camps for children 4-6 years of age are offered during the weeks of June 19, July 3, July 17, and July 31; camps for children 7-9 years of age are offered the weeks of June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 7. Camp themes include Chesapeake Critters, Time Travel Adventure, Clever Creations, and Bay Explorers.

CBMM_SeaSquirts_CraftDaily camps take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with campers meeting at CBMM’s Dorchester House and exploring CBMM’s 18-acre campus and numerous exhibition buildings as part of the program.

Participation is limited, with camps filling fast through pre-registration. The cost for the week-long camp is $125 for CBMM members, or $150 for non-members, with scholarships available. To register, go to bit.ly/CBMMSeaSquirts17, or for more information, visit bit.ly/CBMMsummercamp17.

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Registration is now open for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s week-long, half-day summer camps for children ages 4-9. Camps take place over eight weeks beginning June 19, with each age-appropriate session delivering Chesapeake-themed, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts that help bring children closer to the Chesapeake Bay. Camps fill fast, with advanced registration needed at bit.ly/CBMMSeaSquirts17. Camp details are at bit.ly/CBMMsummercamp17.

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Learn electronic navigation in St. Michaels March 12

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 3, 2017) From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.

Participants will join Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, as he provides short non-technical descriptions of how GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems work.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for 59 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation2017_SkyCBMM’s 18-acre campus is situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, and is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions within St. Michaels’ historic district.

The March 12 Electronic Navigation workshop will be held in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017.

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On Sunday, March 12, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited. GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems will be discussed. The program takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium, and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017.