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
Missouri Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Shoal Creek Conservation and Education Center Nature Unhooked 07/07/2022 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Unhooked Summer Workshop Runge Nature Center Nature Unhooked, Discover Nature Fishing 07/07/2022 - 9:30am to 07/08/2022 - 5:00pm
Nature Unbound Teacher Certification Workshop Marguerite Bray Conservation Area Nature Unbound 07/11/2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Fishing Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Discover Nature Fishing 07/11/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) Teacher Training Lost Valley Hatchery Nature Unleashed 07/12/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) Teacher Training Lost Valley Hatchery Nature Unhooked 07/12/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature "REVEALED" pre-K Workshop Lost Valley Hatchery Nature Revealed 07/15/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Buzz into Pollination Virtual
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 07/19/2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
For the Birds: Backyard and Game Birds Duck Creek Conservation Area Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, Nature Unbound, Hunter Education 07/19/2022 - 12:30pm to 07/21/2022 - 3:00pm
Buzz into Pollination Virtual
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 07/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Nature Unleashed - 3rd - 5th Grade Hannibal Office Nature Unleashed 07/20/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unbound (9th - 12th) Teacher Training Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Nature Unbound 08/02/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Course Cuba Middle MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 08/02/2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Missouri Ecology Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 08/03/2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Fishing Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Discover Nature Fishing 08/04/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Hunter Education Instructor Certification Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Hunter Education 08/04/2022 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Buzz into Pollination Virtual
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 08/08/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Buzz into Pollination Virtual
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 08/08/2022 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Nature Unleashed, Animal Groups They Have the Students' Attention Shoal Creek Conservation and Education Center Nature Unleashed 08/10/2022 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Discover Nature Fishing Training for Educators Bellefontaine Conservation Area Discover Nature Fishing 08/11/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Nature Unbound "In Person" Teacher Workshop Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unbound 08/11/2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Discover Prairies with Nature Unleashed Nature Unleashed 09/10/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Prairie Watersheds with Nature Unhooked Nature Unhooked 09/10/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Prairies with Nature Unbound Nature Unbound 09/10/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unleashed Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unleashed 09/30/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Hybrid Training Kirkwood Community Center
Kirkwood
MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 10/01/2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm