Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Each year, Gateways can take advantage of technical assistance workshops designed to share “best practices” and hone skills in a number of areas. The National Park Service offers this training free to Gateway participants through the Friends of Chesapeake Gateways and other partners. Recent topics have included: developing effective grant applications, interpretive planning, improving Gateway operations, marketing, greening Gateways, environmental education programming, new technologies, and more.

Watch for announcements of upcoming workshops. You’ll find a growing library of resource materials from past workshops on the Friends of Chesapeake Gateways website.

Upcoming Workshops

Fall 2009 Workshops

The fall 2009 workshops will focus on the theory and practice of evaluation, with the goal of making assessment useful to individual organizations, grantors, and the Gateways Network as a whole. Participants will gain knowledge of why it is important to build evaluation into project planning and will learn best practices in reporting findings to funders and partners. In addition, you will take away monitoring and evaluation templates to use in putting your new knowledge to work.

The FREE workshops will be held at the following Gateway locations:

Monday, November 16: Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, MD
Thursday, November 19: Mount Harmon Plantation, Earleville, MD
Wednesday, December 2: Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, VA
Thursday, December 3: Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, VA

All workshops are from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include lunch.

To register, send your name, name of Gateway, contact information, and workshop preference to: or call 410-260-2484.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Comments or Questions: Call: 1-800-YOUR-BAY