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Aquatic Resources Education Programs
Aquatic Resources Education
Hooked on Fishing
Storm Drain Stenciling
Sunfish and Students Raising Bluegills in the Classroom
Trout in the Classroom
The programs are aligned with Maryland’s Environmental Literacy and Common Core Standards.
Green Eggs and Sand Action Projects
Conservation: Participate in the Art and Poetry Contest, which has the potential to provide funding for horseshoe crab conservation.
Participate in the art competition sponsored by Ecological Research and Development Group. This group, (
), is a non-profit with the mission to conserve the remaining four horseshoe crab species. Poetry and art submissions are used to create posters and then sold to raise money to fulfill its mission.
ERDG Horseshoe Crab and the Arts Competition
Participate in a horseshoe crab survey.
Joint New Jersey/Delaware site for horseshoe crab spawning surveys
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
Report tagged horseshoe crabs when found (contact info on tag).
Conservation: Conduct a ‘just flip’em’ event.
Visit a Delaware, Maryland or New Jersey beach during spawning season (May-July). Walk the beach and flip over stranded horseshoe crabs and/or return them to the water if needed. Port Mahon in particular is lethal for horseshoe crabs as there is an extensive amount of rip rap that traps them.
Education: Staff a horseshoe crab exhibit at a public or school event.
You can contact Stacy Epperson at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and to potential obtain display items. (County fair, environmental fair, school event)
Education: Participate in the Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom Program
(Maryland teachers only)
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