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
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 -