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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School Other Location Address - Locality (i.e. City) Other Location Name DNS Unit Dates
Project WET & Project Aquatic WILD Shaw Nature Reserve Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 06/23/2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Nature's Night Shift Puxico Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, Nature Unbound 06/26/2018 - 6:30pm to 06/28/2018 - 10:00pm
Project Learning Tree for K-8 Southwest Regional Office Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 06/27/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
BAI (Basic Archery Instructor) Certification Course Franklin Co. Elem. MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 06/30/2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Nature Unfolds Workshop Southwest Regional Office Nature Unfolds 07/03/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Training Class for Teachers St. Louis Kirkwood Commmunity Center (East Gym) MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 07/07/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Teachers Discover Nature: A Hands-on Workshop With The Experts Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound, Discover Nature Fishing 07/09/2018 - 8:30am to 07/13/2018 - 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Teacher Certification Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 07/09/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Missouri's Aquatic Worlds Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 07/10/2018 - 8:30am to 07/12/2018 - 1:00pm
Nature Unleashed For Teachers Southwest Regional Office Nature Unleashed 07/12/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Exploring Insects with Discover Nature Schools Hannibal Office Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 07/18/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Nature Unfolds: Conservation Education for K-2 St. Louis Regional Office Nature Unfolds 07/18/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unleashed St. Louis Regional Office Nature Unleashed 07/19/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Nature Unhooked for Teachers Southwest Regional Office CMAE 07/20/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unfolds Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Unfolds 07/25/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unbound St. Louis Regional Office Nature Unbound 07/26/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unleashed Columbia Bottom Nature Unleashed 08/02/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
BAI (Basic Archery Instructor) Certification Training St Gertrude School MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 08/11/2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Sappington Elem. MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 09/13/2018 - 7:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools- Nature Unleashed Ozark Regional Office Nature Unleashed 09/22/2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Exploring Insects with Discover Nature Schools Northeast Regional Office Nature Revealed, Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed, CMAE, Nature Unbound 09/22/2018 - 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