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Science You Can Eat: Blue Crabs

  • 30 Jul 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Sitting down to a plate of steamed blue crabs is a Maryland tradition. Finally being able to pick your own crabs is a right of passage that kids both desire and dread. Most of the time when we consume meat, what is on the plate bears little to no resemblance of the animal from whence it came. Not so with the crab. Taking apart a crab is perhaps the most intimate dining ritual there is. Join Master Naturalist, Lisa Jones, as we take a closer look at the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, is the state crustacean of Maryland. Lisa will go over the external and internal parts of the blue crab. You can follow along with her with your own crab – or just watch from a safe and clean distance.

Remember if you are a fan of these beautiful swimmers, NHSM’s July raffle prize is a crab feast. Purchase your tickets here:

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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