Teacher Workshops

Curriculum set out on table at teacher workshop.

Discover Nature Schools (DNS) lessons engage students through hands-on, outside activities. Students look forward to these lessons, and over a third of teachers report a decrease in student behavior issues on the days they taught DNS.

After using the DNS program, a teacher said, “I have never had a class as excited about learning science as the one I have taught this year using this curriculum.” Another teacher said, “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.”

Not only are students excited about the program, but they are also learning and retaining information. Students’ test scores improved by 25 percent while using the DNS program.

Attend a DNS 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 DNS curriculum in your lessons for students ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade, and find out how to apply for grants.

Teacher Workshops

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Course Location DNS Unit Dates
Grassland Evaluation workshop Bois D'Arc Conservation Area Nature Unleashed, Nature Unbound 09/28/2021 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Discover Nature Unleased August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Nature Unleashed 09/30/2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Hybrid Training Class for Teachers North Wood Elem. MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 09/30/2021 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
DNS Nature Unhooked Suson County Park
St. Louis
Nature Unhooked 10/01/2021 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Revealed Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Revealed 10/02/2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
DNS - Nature Unfolds Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Unfolds 10/02/2021 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL: Nature Unfolds (K-2nd grades) SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL
SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL
Nature Unfolds 10/05/2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL: Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL
SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL
Nature Unleashed 10/06/2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Nature Revealed (PreK) Workshop Ozark Regional Office Nature Revealed 10/13/2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Fishing Training for Educators Bellefontaine Conservation Area Discover Nature Fishing 10/15/2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Hybrid Training Class for Teachers Kirkwood Community Center
St. Louis
MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 10/16/2021 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL: Nature Unbound (9th-12th) SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL
VIRTUAL
Nature Unbound 10/20/2021 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Nature Unleashed Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unleashed 11/04/2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools-Nature Unbound Hybrid -Virtual Portion Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Unbound 12/07/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds Hybrid -Virtual Portion Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Unfolds 01/25/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Nature Revealed Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Revealed 04/11/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked Bellefontaine Conservation Area Nature Unhooked 05/10/2022 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm