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Horseshoe Crab Teacher Toolbox: a new on-line platform for global exchange of horseshoe crab outreach & education resources

Sharon Kreamer & Yiying Sheng (The Tatnall School) & Gary Kreamer (Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife).  2015.   A contribution to the Education/Public Awareness session of The 3rd International Workshop on Science & Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs, Sasebo City, Japan.

Series of 21 slides highlighting the structure, workings and value of a new web-based “Toolbox” for sharing of education and outreach resources around the world;  provides clear information on the kinds of materials contained in the toolbox, instructions on how to access and download them, and the process for submitting and uploading new materials to the Toolbox.

Modern Medical Marvels from an Ancient Mariner (Biomedical use of HSCs) presentation 2015

2015.  Kreamer, Gary. Modern Medical Marvels from an Ancient Mariner (Biomedical use of Horseshoe Crabs) presentation 2015.  Adapted from the Green Eggs & Sand curriculum project, Delaware Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna, DE USA.  28 slides

This presentation provides an overview on the history, process, need and benefits of human use of horseshoe crab blood in biomedical testing of human medicines.  A pdf version of the presentation featuring extensive presenter notes and footnoted references is also provided for further information and background on the topic.

Nature Society (Singapore) Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research (HSC R&R) Programme

2013. Goh, Ter Yang. Nature Society (Singapore). 29 slides and 5 pages of Appendices.

This informative slide show begins with an “I am very ugly, but I am very gentle” opening and proceeds to provide useful general information on HSC anatomy, life cycle, and other aspects of biology and ecology, before closing with a series of slides describing Singapore’s popular Horseshoe Crab Training and Volunteer Accreditation Programme. The presentation was developed for use in public talks (typically in schools and tertiary institutions) for two purposes: 1) to educate the public about the biology and ecology of horseshoe crabs; and 2) to recruit volunteers for HSC R&R. Two annexes are also included, one highlighting NSS’s Horseshoe Crab Training and Accreditation Program (HSC-TAP), and the other the form and cover letter used by NSS for Fishermen’s Survey of Horseshoe Crab Sightings and Catch.

International HSC Jeopardy

2015. Gary Kreamer, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, Smyrna, DE. (grades 8 and up). Adapted from: Garth Stubbolo, Everett Meredith Middle School (Middletown, DE) and Stacy Epperson, MD Dept. of Natural Resources, Aquatic Education Program. Green Eggs & Sand curriculum (2010).

This PowerPoint version of the standard Jeopardy game features a series of categories and clues designed to assess student knowledge of various aspects of horseshoe crab (HSC) biology, ecology and uses. An accompanying International HSC Jeopardy lesson plan provides an answer key master for the game, along with instructions for teachers on how to create their own game versions (in terms of changing categories, clues, answers and images) for other audiences and topics.

Horseshoe Crab 101

2015. Kreamer, Gary. Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, Smyrna, DE, USA. 50 slides

This series of slides was developed to provide teachers and other educators with a tool for introducing their students to horseshoe crabs, including important and interesting things to know about the animals as well as some common misconceptions about them. An accompanying Horseshoe Crab 101 presenter notes piece and Horseshoe Crab 101 Dominoes assessment activity is also offered in support of the learning experience.  A pdf version of the slides is also available (should the size of the ppt version preclude download).