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
The Nature Conservancy's Cahaba River
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
Dr. Jim Allison's Webpage on the Bibb
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
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.
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."