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
Nature Unfolds: Conservation Education for K-2 St. Louis Regional Office Nature Unfolds 07/18/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unleashed St. Louis Regional Office Nature Unleashed 07/19/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature with Nature Unhooked Northeast Regional Office CMAE 07/19/2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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 Unleashed at G.W. Carver's Birthplace Diamond GW Carver National Monument, Diamond MO Nature Unleashed 08/01/2018 - 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
Aquatic Life and Watershed Education Joplin / Neosho Area CMAE 09/18/2018 - 5:00pm to 09/20/2018 - 7:30pm
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
Discover Nature Schools- Nature Unleashed Ozark Regional Office Nature Unleashed 09/22/2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
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