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
DNS First Grade Curriculum: Exploring Missouri Vienna Elem. DNS First Grade -
BAI Hybrid Certification Workshop Oak Hill Elem. MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) -
Discover Nature Fishing Teacher Workshop Vienna Elem. Discover Nature Fishing -
DNS Nature Unleashed Teacher Workshop Vienna Elem. Nature Unleashed -
Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) Teacher Training Purdy High Nature Unhooked -
Hunter Education Instructor Certification for Teachers Lost Valley Hatchery Hunter Education -
Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) Teacher Training Ozark School District Office
Nature Unleashed -
Discover Nature Revealed - Pre-k Teacher Training Peapod Brentwood - Peapod Nature School (Daycare)
Nature Revealed -
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 -