Educator Workshops

Alabama Rivers Educator Workshops

See 2020 Workshop Dates below!

Join us as we travel down rivers through time to encounter the rich human history and natural wonders that have defined Alabama. Along the way, we will celebrate an array of magnificent rivers filled with unique plants and animals, shaped over the ages by a remarkably diverse geology. Accept the challenge to restore and protect our rivers for their economic, cultural, and ecological benefits, but most of all because it is the right thing to do. 

(Text adapted from the back cover of Alabama Rivers, A Celebration and Challenge by Dr. Bill Deutsch)

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission supported the development of An Educator’s Guide to¬†Alabama Rivers Curriculum and a series of educator workshops. The curriculum will assist educators to impart Alabama Rivers related knowledge, inspiration, and challenges to young students throughout the state. It is correlated to the AL Course of Study Standards for Social Studies and Science for grades 4-7, but is also adaptable for upper grades.

The Mid-South RC&D Council is supporting three workshops at the Lee County Historical Society’s Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Alabama.

Those who complete the training will be prepared to use the curriculum with their own students and will have the option of becoming facilitators who can share it with other educators within their organization. 

Participants who complete an Alabama Rivers Educator Workshop will receive:

  • Certification as an Alabama Rivers Educator¬†
  • Copy of the Alabama Rivers, A Celebration and Challenge¬†by Dr. Bill Deutsch
  • Copy of¬†An Educator’s Guide to Alabama Rivers
  • Access to online digital resources¬†
  • Continuing Education Units from Auburn University
  • Professional Development Hours through PowerSchool

2020 Workshop Dates:

Thursday, June 25 – Science Focus

Wednesday, July 15 – Social Studies Focus

Thursday, July 16 – Arts Focus

2020 AL Rivers Workshop Series Sponsors:

THANK YOU to all of our wonderful sponsors for the 2019 Alabama Rivers Educator Workshops:

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A & M and Auburn University), is an equal opportunity educator. Everyone is welcome!

Contact the AWW Office for more information: 888-844-4785 or

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