Maryland Office of Tourism (OTD) invites water-based tour providers on the Chesapeake Bay to become a recognized Chesapeake Bay Storyteller through a free training opportunity. OTD is partnering with the National Park Service to deliver training sessions that provide an opportunity for tour providers such as watermen and women, paddle trip leaders, sailing tour providers and others to grow their businesses.
Tour businesses will develop or enhance an existing program that will be marketed by OTD following the training. The goals of the training are private sector business growth, increased access to the Bay for visitors and increased Bay stewardship.
Three training sessions at different locations are offered that include fascinating information about the Bay, presentation skills, and best practices for tour businesses. Tour businesses will receive a stipend to help defray costs of participation.
Registration information is forthcoming. Interested participants should save all dates at one location. Training locations and dates are as follows:
- Masonville Cove, Baltimore: Tuesdays through Thursdays, January 28 – 30, February 4 – 6, and February 7
- Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: Saturdays, February 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 14, 21, 28
- Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville: Tuesdays through Thursdays, March 3 – 5, 10 – 12 and 17