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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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Teacher Workshop Events

Upcoming Workshops

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Workshop MDC Office Other Location Name DNS Unit or MDC Program Dates
Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) Teacher Training Ozark School District Office
Nature Unleashed -
Discover Nature-Fishing: Teacher Workshop Ozark School District Office
Discover Nature Fishing -
Second Grade: Life and Land in Missouri Teacher Training Runge Nature Center DNS Second Grade -
First Grade- Exploring Missouri Teacher Workshop Runge Nature Center DNS First Grade -
HED Instructor Training for Teachers UCM Shooting Range
Hunter Education -
Discover Nature Fishing for Teachers UCM Shooting Range
Discover Nature Fishing -
Discover Nature Revealed - Pre-k Teacher Training Peapod Brentwood - Peapod Nature School (Daycare)
Nature Revealed -
MONASP BAI MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
BAI Hybrid Certification Workshop Holy Family Cath School MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
6th-8th Grade: Nature Unhooked Teacher Workshop Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unhooked -
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