Horseshoe Crabs

Students learn what makes this species so unique and why it is important to protect them. They help to collect and study scientific data and understand implications for environmental policies at local and statewide levels.

Program Location(s):

Felix Neck, Martha's Vineyard
Your school or other location


9, 10, 11, 12


  • 1 hour classroom training in April and 1 hour field trip in May or June

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal body systems functions
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

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