Nov. 14-15, 2014 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, Illinois The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center was pleased to host the Mississippi River Watershed Education Symposium. Through keynote talks and presentations from speakers throughout the Mississippi River watershed and beyond, the symposium helped facilitate networking opportunities for educators, who wish to partner on unique, science-based watershed education programs. MRWES Proceedings Book Located in East Alton, Illinois, NGRREC℠ hosts public symposia and conferences approximately every two years for various professionals in the fields of river related research and education. Eighth in a series of NGRREC℠ hosted events, this two-day symposium combined professional development workshops with speaker presentations at Lewis and Clark Community College and area field trips. The following conference strands were addressed through presentations and workshops: Watershed Concepts Natural History/Environmental Ed Cultural History Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Civic Engagement/Sustainability The planning committee for this year’s event included representatives from the following agencies and organizations: Bradley University – Center for STEM Education, Environmental Education Association of Illinois, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Institute of Godfrey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – St. Louis District, and US Forest Service – Shawnee National Forest.