Articles and Research Papers


  • Let the River Run Silver Again! by Sandy Burk is the story of how it all began with students, American shad and the Potomac River
  • When the Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz, Illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden is the story of the changing seasons and changing times as seen through a young Lenape girl.
  • The Founding Fish by John McPhee is a comprehensive historical look at American Shad.  

Powerpoint Presentations

Presentations from the Teacher Training Workshop at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences:

  • American Shad PowerPoint Presentation by Joshua Raabe, Graduate Research Assistant, PhD candidate N.C. State University
  • River Restoration and Dam Removal by Lynnette Batt, Associate Director, N.C. American Rivers, River Restoration Program
  • American Shad Life History by Mike Wicker, US Fish & Wildlife Service - will be added soon!
  • American Shad Restoration and Management by Chad Thomas, NC Wildlife Resources Commission - will be added soon!

Links to Live Web Cams

The Live webcams section will take you to sites where you and your students can view Bald eagles dining on their favorite food source.