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Below you will find a collection of high-quality websites that offer materials that can help further your education as a teacher, and facilitate the education of your students.  Note that we provide links to a collection of  lesson plans on our Lesson Plans and Activities Page.



Websites on the Cahaba River:


The Cahaba River Society

From their website: "The Cahaba River Society (CRS) is Alabama’s largest watershed conservation organization and is recognized nationally for river stewardship.  CRS’s success is due to their balanced, science-based, and inclusive approach."  This website is packed with information concerning the Cahaba River.  The virtual canoe trip and other resources on their web page may be helpful teaching tools.  There are also maps, pictures, and links to other websites.

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

This document is a brief overview of the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  It explains the importance of the refuge area and gives contact information for more information.

EPA's Cahaba River Basin Project

 This webpage is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.  The EPA describes a few projects and goals dealing with preserving the watershed.  It also lists several groups and agencies that are considered stakeholders in the project. 

The Nature Conservancy's Cahaba River Project

This webpage on The Nature Conservancy’s website gives basic information about the Cahaba river and TNC's involvement with river conservation.  Directions are provided to several of TNC's reserves along the Cahaba River. There are also listings of places to canoe the river.

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area

This website provides much information about the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area. It is unclear who manages the website.  There is even a discussion board and much information about the river; fishing, canoeing, and hunting.

Judson College Water Watch and Judson College Chapter of the Cahaba River Society

Faculty and students at Judson College help to monitor water quality in the Cahaba River and also have their own chapter of the Cahaba River Society.  These web pages provide overviews of these educational and service programs.   

Dr. Jim Allison's Webpage on the Bibb County Glades

This website is and elaborate description of the very rare and unique Dolomite Glades ecosystem which is found on the banks of the Little Cahaba River in Bibb County, Alabama. The website is maintained by Dr. Jim Allison, the first scientist to describe the glades and the new plant species discovered there.

Websites Generally Relevant to River Ecology and Conservation

American Rivers

From AR's website: "Since 1973, American Rivers has been dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy, natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish and wildlife.  A nonprofit membership organization, they lead the nationwide river movement."  This website has vast amounts of information that can be useful to teachers in many different capacities.


Alabama Rivers Alliance

From their webpage: "The mission of the Alabama Rivers Alliance is to unite the citizens of Alabama to protect clean, healthy waters."  ARA has been very effective in promoting sound conservation of the state's waterways.  Much information is provided here about current threats to Alabama rivers, and opportunities for involvement are provided. 

Alabama Wetlands

From their webpage: "The Alabama Wetlands Committee was formed to create and maintain an informative website about the wetlands areas in the state. The committee hopes to increase awareness of the importance of wetlands and the functions they provide, as well to encourage protection of these valuable areas in our state. By providing a unique Alabama resource for teachers and concerned citizens, this website supports environmental education, appreciation of natural habitats, and improvement of water quality."