Shad in the Classroom Resources
Articles about students raising shad in the classroom (PDFs, external links)
- Just Keep Swimming  an article on the first shad students in North Carolina by Patty Matteson, USFWS Raleigh Field Office (PDF, external link)
- Fish Farming  by Monica Holland, Fayetteville Observer
- Helping the Bay's Rivers Run Silver Again!  by Karl Blankenship, Chesapeake Bay Alliance, Bay Journal
- River of Hope  by Sandy Burk, USFWS Journal
- Shad Journal  - Contains the following articles by students:
One Night with Shad: A night of shad research spawns a great adventure by Nick Richman and Karna Sandler
The Shad Project: Students strive to restore shad in the Potomac using a full shad system by Michael Robinson and Trevor W. Swett
Articles and Research Papers (PDFs, external links)
- Shad Civil War and Riding the Rails  - Information and photographs provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (Harper’s Weekly article dated July 21, 1888  listed in article)
- Restoring American Shad on the Roanoke River One Fish at a Time  by Jodie Owens, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
- Life cycle of Shad 
- Herring and Shad in North Carolina Identification Sheet  by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
- Impacts of dam removals on migratory fishes in the Little River  by Dr. Joe Hightower, Professor, Assistant Unit Leader, N.C. State University and Joshua Raabe, Graduate Research Assistant, PhD candidate N.C. State University
- Profile of a Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Mike Wicker 
- Profile of a Fisheries Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Albert Spells 
- American Shad profile  by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
- Species profile: Shad and Herring  by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
- American Shad Life History and Habitat Needs  by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
- Historical Trends in Abundance of American Shad and River Herring in Albemarle Sound  by Dr. Joe Hightower, Professor, Assistant Unit Leader, N.C. State University, Anton M. Wicker and Keith Endres, Biologist, USFWS Raleigh Field Office
- American Shad Monitoring Program in Coastal North Carolina 2008 Report  by M. Bennett Wynne, Kevin J. Dockendorf, Robert D. Barwick, Keith W. Ashley, Kirk Rundle, Fisheries Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission
- Response of American Shad and Striped Bass to Removal of Quaker Neck Dam  by N.C. State, U.S. Geological Survey and the USFWS.
- 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 (PDFs, external links)
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 (external links)
The Live webcams section will take you to sites where you and your students can view Bald eagles dining on their favorite food source.
NCTC Eagle Cam 
Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam 
Cornell Lab or Ornithology NestCams