The Great Horseshoe Crab Field Trip

Institute History

  • 1987 Sundance Film Festival


Paul Weeks teaches science to seventh graders in Harlem. He’s funny, well-informed, full of passion for his subject and good-humored interest in his students’ preoccupations: a brilliant teacher. This unassuming short film observes Weeks and his students as they prepare for a field trip to study the horseshoe crab and its habitat. Everything you ever wanted to know about the horseshoe crab and a great deal more about how and why children learn.

— Karen Cooper

Screening Details

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