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

Join our Teacher Portal to register for workshops.

Course Location DNS Unit Dates
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unbound Ozark Regional Office Nature Unbound 09/25/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Exploring Insects with Discover Nature Schools Kansas City Regional Office Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 09/29/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Exploring Insects with Discover Nature Schools Prairie Fork Conservation Area Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 10/01/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unbound Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unbound 10/02/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools--Nature Unhooked Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 10/02/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Revealed Ozark Regional Office Nature Revealed 10/04/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked St. Louis Regional OfficeBusch (August A) Mem CA Nature Unhooked 10/05/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked St. Louis Regional Office Nature Unhooked 10/06/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unleashed Certification Training Campbellton Elem. Nature Unleashed 10/12/2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Ozark Regional Office Nature Unhooked 10/18/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unbound - Exploring Missouri Ecology Chillicothe Office Nature Unbound 10/18/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Unfolds & Unleashed MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 10/25/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature with Nature Revealed Northeast Regional Office Nature Revealed 10/27/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 11/01/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Unfolds & Unleashed MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 11/01/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unfolds Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center Nature Unfolds 11/03/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unfolds Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds 12/01/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature with Nature Unleashed Northeast Regional Office Nature Unleashed 12/01/2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Revealed Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Revealed 01/05/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 01/08/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 01/09/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unbound 01/18/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 02/08/2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unleashed 03/15/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 04/06/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 05/04/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unbound 06/15/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Revealed 08/01/2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 08/06/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 08/29/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 09/19/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discober Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds 10/01/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 10/11/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unbound 10/22/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unleashed 11/02/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm