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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
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Training: Hybrid Online/In-Person Immaculate Conception Archery Range
Jefferson City
MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
Hunter Education Instructor Certification for Teachers Lost Valley Hatchery Hunter Education -
Discover Nature Fishing Teacher Workshop Mark Twain Elem. Discover Nature Fishing -
Discover Nature Fishing Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Discover Nature Fishing -
DNS Nature Unhooked Middle School Aquatic Unit Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Unhooked -
Discover Nature-Fishing: Teacher Workshop Dewey Short Visitors Center
Discover Nature Fishing -
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unleashed Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unleashed -
Discover Nature Fishing Festus Chrystal City Conservation Club
Discover Nature Fishing -
Discover Nature Fishing Training - Teacher Workshop Caldwell Memorial Wildlife Area
Discover Nature Fishing -
DNS: Nature Unbound (Grades 9-12) Teacher Workshop Reeds Spring High Nature Unbound -
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