Join the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association from August 6 to 12 for the Fourth Annual Nantucket Green Crab Week: a week of fun and informative programming about invasive European Green Crabs. The events include chances to hunt, capture, recycle, and even eat green crabs.
Green Crab Identification Workshop and Derby Information Session
Free: No registration required
Monday, August 7, from 1 to 4 pm
Join staff at the Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium to learn how to identify green crabs. Compare them to local species and find out how to determine their sex. This is also a great opportunity to seek advice about the Third Annual Nantucket Green Crab Derby on August 11.
Nantucket Green Crab Survey: Bait & Line
Free but registration required at 112458a.blackbaudhosting.com/112458a/Nantucket-Green-Crab-Survey-Baitand-Line-Method
Tuesday, August 8, from 4 to 5 pm
Join Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium Staff on a survey for invasive European Green Crabs! This
survey will be a part of the MMA Nantucket Green Crab Community Science Survey that you can do
yourself at any time. The bait & line method will be used. This program will meet at the Madaket Beach Parking Lot.
Green Crab Fertilizer Workshop with the Nantucket Land Council
Thursday, August 10, from 10 am to 12 noon
Maria Mitchell Assn is offering this event in collaboration with the Nantucket Land Council. This is a free, fun, and exciting way to help control the population of the invasive Green Crab, all the while creating an environmentally friendly fertilizer for gardens. Participants who want to make their own Green Crab fertilizer should bring completely waterproof boots they can wear while crushing dead crabs, as well as a sealable bottle or jar to take home the fertilizer. Program will provide crabs, coolers, vinegar, and take-home fertilizer
Third Annual Nantucket Green Crab Derby!
Register at 112458a.blackbaudhosting.com/112458a/Annual-Green-Crab-Derby
Friday, August 11, from 12 noon to 4 pm: $10 per team of 4
Help the Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Land Council fight the Green Crab invasion by
participating in the 3rd annual Nantucket Green Crab Derby! Participate in a team of up to 4 to help
maintain healthy marine habitats and for a chance to win prizes. Rules and prize details are detailed in
the reservation process.
Nantucket Green Crab Survey: Wading & Hand Net
Free but register at 112458a.blackbaudhosting.com/112458a/Nantucket-Green-Crab-SurveyWading–Hand-Net
Friday, August 11 from 4 to 5 pm
Join Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium Director Jack Dubinsky on a survey for invasive European
Green Crabs. This survey will be a part of the MMA Nantucket Green Crab Community Science Survey
that you can do yourself at any time. In this session, participants will use the wading with hand net method.
Meet at the Hither Creek Beach Access (around 24 Massachusetts Avenue).