Discover Nature Fishing

With the regular school year drawing to a close and summer school ready to begin, now is a great time to prepare for school fishing field experiences!   Fishing is a great way to engage students in outdoor pursuits and in learning about conservation. The Discover Nature — Fishing (DNF) unit can be integrated into school curriculum to provide instruction that helps students gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. DNF students learn about fishing equipment, casting, rigging a fishing rod, baiting a hook, and proper handling of fish. They learn about fish identification, fish habitat, and how to stock a basic tackle box.  

This DNF Educator Training Workshop will cover how to conduct the four DNF lessons, how to use DNF equipment, and how to schedule a fishing field trip.  A Discover Nature — Fishing Instructor Guide will be provided and is designed to help teachers teach students basic fishing skills. Detailed teaching strategies and instructional best practices are included throughout the lessons to help educators engage students mentally and physically and guide them toward understanding concepts and mastery of skills.  Participants in this workshop will become eligible to obtain DNF teaching kits with all necessary equipment including fishing poles and equipment used to conduct the four DNF lessons, as well as participate in the DNF – Schools transportation grant program.  Possession of a current Missouri fishing permit is required for teachers/educators under the age of 65 to attend this workshop. 

Registration is required. To register go to our Teacher Portal here:  Teacher Portal (Link) to create your own account.  Other workshops are available, as well as free teaching materials and curriculums. 

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Workshop Dates
Workshop Location
Other (other location, including colleges)
Contact Name
Conrad Lane Mallady
Contact Phone
Phone Extension
Contact Email
DNS Unit or MDC Program
Discover Nature Fishing
Other Location Name
Festus Chrystal City Conservation Club
Other Location Address

2567 Hwy 61
Festus, MO 63028
United States