The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) at Living River is an outdoor education organization devoted to hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Located on 440 acres at a deep bend of the Cahaba River, the CEC is home to 1-5 day education programs for students of all ages. The CEC also hosts teacher workshops and field science school for colleges and universities.
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Welcome back, Jecca!
We’re excited to welcome Jecca Shumate back to join our summer team! Jecca was one of our educators for the spring 2018 season and has past experiences in water chemistry, marketing, and customer service. She is looking forward to using her skills and passion about the outdoors to promote our vision at the CEC! You can reach Jecca at email@example.com if you’re interested in booking an upcoming trip for the 2018-2019 school year or if you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved at the CEC. Be on the lookout for a subscription email from her to sign up for our newsletter! Happy adventures!
Living River is excited to announce the addition of Lauren Allred to our team as the Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) Director. Lauren has a B.S.E in Elementary and Collaborative Education and a M.S.E. in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University. She is a former elementary school teacher in the Anniston region. Lauren has been involved in the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley camping program since she was a camper at Gulftreat and is excited to marry her love of teaching and camp by becoming the CEC Director. Lauren is passionate about the mission and ministry of Living River and the Cahaba Environmental Center and desires to share the CEC’s educational programs throughout Alabama in new and creative ways. Lauren believes the opportunity to educate as many children and adults about the impact the Cahaba River has on Alabamians and the impact Alabamians in turn have on the Cahaba River is an essential mission for the CEC. By supporting sponsorships and providing pathways to children and adults from all walks of life to learn about the environment through hands-on experiences, Living River’s CEC can help the river of knowledge, passion, and community spring forth and flow for generations. Lee Walthall, Board Chair, indicated that adding Lauren to the leadership team at Living River is a wonderful plus. Lauren will begin her new positon on Jan.2, 2018. You can reach Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.