Contact

​Cindy Etgen
Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
MD Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-8716
cindy.etgen@maryland.gov​​​​​​​

All About Horseshoe Crabs

Green Eggs and Sand: Green Eggs and Sand is a Tri-State Horseshoe Crab/Shorebird Education Program. The curriculum, designed for middle and high schools students, was developed by coastal managers and teachers from Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. Teacher workshops are held on the spawning of the horseshoe crab, the interrelationships with other species and how management decisions are made.

Raising Horseshoe Crabs: The Raising Horseshoe Crab program will continue in a maintenance-only program for the foreseeable future. Teachers currently participating may continue to receive horseshoe crab eggs each June.

American Horseshoe Crab: Learn about the anatomy, history, conservation, medical uses and more of this prehistoric animal.

Horseshoe Crab lying on the beach with the water and sunset behind it.

Photo by Scott Hymes

To learn more, visit the links on the left.

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