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
Nature Unhooked for Teachers Southwest Regional Office Nature Unhooked 07/18/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer Teacher Workshop - Insect Inquiry Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked, Nature Unbound 07/23/2019 - 9:00am to 07/25/2019 - 3:00pm
DNS - Nature Unhooked Powder Valley CNC Nature Unhooked 07/23/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Course Lone Dell Elem. MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 08/01/2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
DNS - Nature Unleashed and Nature Unfolds Powder Valley CNC Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 08/02/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 08/06/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) & Nature Unbound (9th-12th) MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unhooked, Nature Unbound 08/06/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Nature Unfolds in the Schoolyard Neosho Office Nature Unfolds 08/06/2019 - 3:00pm to 8:30pm
DNS - Nature Unhooked Powder Valley CNC Nature Unhooked 09/06/2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 09/19/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover 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