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Chesapeake's Best Crab Cakes: A Study in Geography, Social Studies, and Economics

This program is a school and museum-based program for third-grade students and teachers. The "Crab Cakes" program focuses on the relationship between the natural environment and the way people live and work on the Bay. Featuring the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and its journey from the water to our dinner plates, the program teaches about the watermen who catch the crabs, the seafood pickers and packinghouse operators who process the crabs, and the cooks who prepare crab dishes in local restaurants.

Organization(s): Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Location: 213 N. Talbot Street St. Michaels, MD 21663 (Map It)
Theme(s): History and Culture
Level(s): Elementary School
Program Length(s): Multi-Day Trips
Keywords: blue crab, culture and watermen
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