International Horseshoe Crab Day at Cattus Island County Park

Thu Jun 20, 2024
11:00am ET
Age: All
Price: Free
Cattus Island County Park

Cooper Environmental Center honors these magnificent creatures with crafts, lectures, stories and live encounters. 

Fossil discoveries have recorded Horseshoe Crabs appearing as early as 450 million years ago. Though the remaining four species of horseshoe crabs living today have evolved from those earlier ancestors into unique species, their overall adaptations and physiology has remained mostly unchanged.


11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Drop in crafts
11:00 am: Horseshoe Crab Story time
1:00 pm: Our Living Fossils: The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab Presentation
2:00 pm: Live Horseshoe Crab encounter  

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