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**Media Advisory** Raising Horseshoe Crabs In The Classroom Horseshoe Crab Field Days And Release Media Opportunity
WHEN: May 19th at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Mark School (Baltimore County)
West Friendship Elementary (Howard County)
Aleph Bet Jewish Day School (Anne Arundel County)
City Neighbors Charter School (Baltimore City)
May 21st at Sandy Point State Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Annapolis Elementary (Anne Arundel County)
LEAP Co-op (Montgomery County)
Roberto Clemente Middle (Montgomery County)
May 28th at Assateague State Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Stephen Decatur Middle School (Worcester County)*
*No horseshoe crabs will be released at this event
WHERE: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center http://www.bayrestoration.org/index.html (Queen Anne’s County)
600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville
Sandy Point State Park (Anne Arundel County)
1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis
Assateague State Park (Worcester County)
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin
WHO: Students from Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Worcester counties involved in the Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom project.
WHAT: Horseshoe Crab Field Days mark the culmination of months of study for students involved in the Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom project, and is an opportunity for students to celebrate what they have learned, release horseshoe crabs raised in their classroom, and participate in a host of hands-on educational activities.
Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom is a DNR program that affords teachers and students alike the opportunity to better understand the scientific process through the collection of valuable scientific information. Teachers are provided with the raising equipment, an activity guide and horseshoe crab eggs. Schools participating in the Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom project include elementary, middle and high schools in the public and private domain throughout the state of Maryland.
For more information on the Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom project, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/horseshoecrab/release.html.
May 19, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov