Teacher Workshops

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
Basic Archery Instructor Training Trinity Lutheran School MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 10/19/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature School - Nature Revealed (PreK) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center Nature Revealed 10/28/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
MONASP BAI Training Carthage High School MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 10/28/2019 - 5:00pm to 10/30/2019 - 9:00pm
Discover Nature Unhooked Busch (August A) Mem CA Nature Unhooked 10/29/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Basic Archery Instructor Training St. Augustine Catholic School
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MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 10/29/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) Field Experience at Caney Mountain Caney Mountain CA Nature Unhooked 11/01/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature School-Unleashed (3rd-5th) & Unhooked (6th-8th) Duck Creek Conservation Area Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 11/07/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unbound (9th-12th) Waynesville Sr. High Nature Unbound 11/08/2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unfolds (K-2nd) Harry S. Truman Elem. Nature Unfolds 11/11/2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) Harry S. Truman Elem. Nature Unleashed 11/11/2019 - 11:30am to 4:00pm
Nature Unbound (HS) Field Experience at Caney Mountain Caney Mountain CA Nature Unbound 11/15/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools--Unfolds (K-2nd) Duck Creek Conservation Area Nature Unfolds 12/04/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm