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 Revealed Hybrid- Virtual Portion Virtual
Nature Revealed 06/22/2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Discovering Nature in the Ozarks Twin Pines Conservation Education Center Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 06/22/2021 - 1:00pm to 06/24/2021 - 1:30pm
Discover Nature Fishing training for educators Bellefontaine Conservation Area Discover Nature Fishing 06/30/2021 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Nature Unhooked Teacher Workshop Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Nature Unhooked 07/01/2021 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
DNS Nature Unbound 9-12 Sedalia Office Nature Unbound 07/21/2021 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Nature Unhooked, Discover Nature Schools in SW Missouri Shoal Creek Conservation and Education Center Nature Unhooked 07/29/2021 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Nature Unleashed in the "Design" of the Outdoor Classroom Shoal Creek Conservation and Education Center Nature Unleashed 08/05/2021 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Effective Learning Through Outdoor Investigation Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unhooked 08/19/2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm