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
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds Hybrid -Virtual Portion Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Unfolds 01/25/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hunter Education Instructor Certification Logan Rogersville High School
Rogersville
Hunter Education 01/25/2022 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Discover Nature Revealed August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Nature Revealed 01/27/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Nature Revealed Teacher Workshop Marguerite Bray Conservation Area Nature Revealed 01/28/2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Nature Revealed Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Nature Revealed 02/09/2022 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Nature Revealed (PreK) Teacher Training Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Nature Revealed 02/17/2022 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Nature Unleashed Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unleashed 02/28/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unfolds (K-2nd) Teacher Training Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Nature Unfolds 03/10/2022 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Nature Revealed Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Revealed 04/11/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) Teacher Training Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Nature Unleashed 04/12/2022 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked Bellefontaine Conservation Area Nature Unhooked 05/10/2022 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Nature Unbound (9th-12th) Teacher Training Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Nature Unbound 05/14/2022 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
NKC Unbound Rescheduling Northland Innovation Center
Gladstone
Nature Unbound 05/15/2022 - 8:00am to 11:00am