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
Outdoor Field Experiences with Nature Unfolds (K-2nd) Nature Unfolds 09/26/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Shaw Nature Reserve
Gray Summit
Nature Unhooked 09/27/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Field Experience Investigations with Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) Mountain Grove Middle Nature Unhooked 10/02/2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
DNS - Nature Unleashed Powder Valley CNC Nature Unleashed 10/02/2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Field Experience Investigations with Nature Unbound (9th-12th) Mountain Grove Middle Nature Unbound 10/02/2019 - 11:30am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools-Unhooked (6th-8th) & Unbound (9th-12th) MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Nature Unhooked, Nature Unbound 10/03/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
It's for the Birds with Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) Nature Unleashed 10/07/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked 10/11/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Basic Archery Instructor Training Kirkwood Community Center (EastGym)
St. Louis
MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 10/16/2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) MSU-West Plains Pre-service Students (10/17 & 10/24) Missouri State University - West Plains
West Plains
Nature Unleashed 10/17/2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Discover Nature School-Unfolds (K-2nd) & Unleashed (3rd-5th) Duck Creek Conservation Area Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 11/07/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools--Unhooked (6th-8th) & Unbound (9th-12th) Duck Creek Conservation Area Nature Unhooked, Nature Unbound 12/04/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm