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The Mississippi River Watershed Education Symposium starts Nov. 14

As the daughter of a teacher, education is at the core of my being, and for a few weeks now I’ve been looking forward to an upcoming event.

A few of us from Little River Research & Design will be attending the Mississippi River Watershed Education Symposium in Godfrey, Ill. in November and engaging our fellow attendees with an Emriver Em3 geomodel and Emflume1.

The deadline to register for MRWES has been extended to Friday, Nov. 7. Originally the deadline was Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The symposium will be held at the Lewis and Clark Community College campus on Nov. 14 and 15. It aims to aid the development and growth of science-based watershed education programs. MRWES is organized by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.

Presentations and workshops will focus on watershed concepts, natural history and environmental education, cultural history, civic engagement, sustainability, and concepts focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

The keynote speakers are Sean O’Connor, program manager of educational mapping for National Geographic Education, and Chad Pregracke, president and founder of Living Lands & Waters and the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.

You can follow LRRD @gravelbar and @annadurrett for tweets during the symposium, and we’ll be using #MRWES2014. You can also follow the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center @NGRREC.

An Em3 in use at LRRD.

I look forward to meeting and learning from many passionate educators at MRWES, as well as demonstrating how to use the Em3 and Emflume1 for hands-on education. Hope to see you there!

An Emflume1 in use at LRRD.

Editor’s note: This post was updated Monday, Nov. 3 to reflect the registration deadline extension for MRWES.