Green Eggs & Sand Program


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.



Green Eggs and S​and FAQ's​

The Curriculum​

teacher in classroom settingTeachers developed this curriculum for use by other teachers, with invaluable contributions from numerous professionals and experts.

It is understood that you probably teach diverse learners with a limited amount of space, time, materials, budget, or a combination of all of these factors.

To read about the educational design of the curriculum, click here. This curriculum is designed to meet your needs and those of your students. The completed modules are being updated and will be posted at a later date.

Below are the first three curricular modules' alignments to the three standards. These are designed so you can introduce your students to the lives of horseshoe crabs, their extraordinary history, ecological niche, and interrelationships with other species.

The fourth and culminating module, which is not yet posted, will integrate all this information to prepare students to confront the multi-faceted challenge of managing horseshoe crabs, a natural resource. Parts of this curriculum may be used independently.

Optional extension activities will be included to increase your flexibility. The curriculum will integrate one or more of the following interdisciplinary subjects: history, science, language arts, reading, and math.

Finally, since research on horseshoe crabs and shorebirds is ongoing, links will be provided to websites so that you and your students can keep apprised of recent findings and developments.

Green Eggs and Sand Action Projects

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