Green Eggs and Sand

Green Eggs and Sand is an innovative workshop experience and set of curriculum modules designed to explore the Atlantic Coast horseshoe crab (HSC)/shorebird phenomenon and management controversy.

Teachers: Register now for the next Green Eggs and Sand workshop, June 8 and 9, 2024.


Laurel Sullivan
Education Coordinator, DNERR

Karen Byrne
New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection

Green Eggs and Sand was developed by teachers, resource managers, scientists, and stakeholders working together to meet the needs of students. It focuses on promoting an in-depth understanding of the issues, science, and management of the shorelines where horseshoe crabs, shorebirds and humans must live together.

The award-winning curriculum is composed of four modules for middle and high school level students and adults. Each module features an introductory video segment followed by a series of engaging exercises designed to expand understanding of the material.

Module 1 features lessons and activities on horseshoe crab biology/ecology.

Module 2 provides material on the relationship between horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds.

Module 3 outlines the human connection, including the use of horseshoe crabs for bait and human health benefits.

Module 4 presents the challenges and approaches to managing the horseshoe crab resource for multiple uses and stakeholders.

More information about the course.

Green Eggs and Sand

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