Students to Release Horseshoe Crabs after Raising Them in the Classroom
WHAT: Students in DNR’s Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom program will release the horseshoe crabs into their natural environment. Students will also visit a station where they will learn about how the medical industry uses horseshoe crab blood, the shorebird connection, tagging and anatomy, and how to survey and predict horseshoe crab populations.
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 20, 10 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M
WHO: 150 students from these schools will release the horseshoe crabs:
- East Salisbury Elementary School (Wicomico)
- Kent School (Kent)
- Easton Elementary School (Talbot)
Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom is a program of The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Watershed Services Division in partnership with the Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC), US Fish and Wildlife, Cambrex Inc., Flag Pond and Assateague State Park.
WHERE: Assateague State Park in Worcester County.
DIRECTIONS: Take US Rt. 50 East towards Ocean City. Just outside of Ocean City, make a right on MD Rt. 611. Follow south until you reach the park.
Posted May 19, 2004