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Teacher Portal

Welcome to the Teacher Portal

This Teacher Portal is designed to serve Missouri’s educators who are interested in teaching about Missouri’s ecology and conservation. Learn about our Discover Nature Schools curriculum guides and student materials. Explore the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program, and take a look at the Hunter Education and Firearms Safety Program. Review grant opportunities, free teacher workshops, and other conservation-related classroom resources.

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Upcoming Workshops

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Workshop MDC Office Other Location Name DNS Unit or MDC Program Dates
Nature Revealed St. Louis Regional Office Nature Revealed -
Unhooked Workshop for Shoal Creek Elementary 5th grade team Shoal Creek Elem. Nature Unhooked -
Kindergarten: Bears Through the Season Teacher Training Shoal Creek Elementary Shoal Creek Elem. DNS Kindergarten -
Discover Nature Fishing Festus Chrystal City Conservation Club
Discover Nature Fishing -
Discover Nature Fishing Training - Teacher Workshop Caldwell Memorial Wildlife Area
Discover Nature Fishing -
First Grade Workshop Exploring Missouri Shoal Creek Elementary Shoal Creek Elem. DNS First Grade -
DNS: Nature Unbound (Grades 9-12) Teacher Workshop Reeds Spring High Nature Unbound -
Unleashed Workshop for Shoal Creek Elementary 3rd grade team Shoal Creek Elem. Nature Unleashed -
DNS First Grade Curriculum: Exploring Missouri Vienna Elem. DNS First Grade -
DNS Kindergarten: Bears Through the Seasons Teacher Workshop Vienna Elem. DNS Kindergarten -
Discover Nature in Your Area

Discover Nature

A field experience allows students to demonstrate and apply knowledge from the lessons at school in a natural setting. Field experiences help students become systems thinkers, learn the skills of scientific inquiry, and understand that science doesn’t only happen in a laboratory or classroom. Get helpful planning tips in this short video.

Benefits of Nature Education