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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
HED Instructor Training Southwest Regional Office Hunter Education -
3rd-5th Grade - Nature Unleashed Teacher Workshop Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unleashed -
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Training: Hybrid Online/In-Person Hixson Middle MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
NASP BAI ( Basic Archery Instructor) Training Miller High MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
Kindergarten- Bears Through the Seasons Teacher Training Runge Nature Center DNS Kindergarten -
Discover Nature Fishing Training - Teacher Workshop Caldwell Memorial Wildlife Area
Washington
Discover Nature Fishing -
BAI Hybrid Certification Workshop Macks Creek High MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
Hunter Education Instructor Certification Workshop Macks Creek High Hunter Education -
DNS Nature Unbound Teacher Workshop Macks Creek High Nature Unbound -
Discover Nature Fishing Teacher Workshop Macks Creek High Discover Nature Fishing -
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