Conservation education programs engage students through hands-on, outside activities. Students get excited about lessons that connect them to nature, and research shows a decrease in student behavior issues on the days students are engaged in conservation education.

Attend an MDC teacher workshop to receive training on how to improve conservation education in your Missouri classroom, home-school class, or youth group. Learn how to incorporate our curriculum in your lessons for students in grades pre-K through 12, and find out how to apply for grants and equipment loans.


“I have never had a class as excited about learning science as the one I have taught this year using this curriculum.” — DNS teacher


“As a teacher and Missouri taxpayer, I think that the Department of Conservation and all of the educational support it provides is, by far, the best use of my tax dollars.” — DNS teacher

Upcoming Workshops

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Workshop MDC Office Other Location Name DNS Unit or MDC Program Dates
INTERFACE A PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Kindergarten Bears Through the Seasons Tan-Tar-A Conference Center at Margaritaville Lake Resort
Osage Beach
DNS Kindergarten -
INTERFACE A PARTICIPANTS ONLY: First Grade: Exploring Missouri Tan-Tar-A Conference Center
Osage Beach
DNS First Grade -
MONASP BAI UCM Shooting Range
MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
SLPS TEACHERS ONLY: DNS Kindergarten: Bears Through the Seasons Teacher Training Gateway Elem. DNS Kindergarten -
Discover Nature Schools- Kindergarten- Bears Northeast Regional Office DNS Kindergarten -
Discover Nature Fishing Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Discover Nature Fishing -
Hunter Education Instructor Certification Workshop Crocker High Hunter Education -
BAI Hybrid Certification Workshop Crocker High MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -