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 Unleashed Bray (Marguerite) CA Nature Unleashed 11/17/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Rockwood School District Administrative Annex
Eureka
Nature Unhooked 11/27/2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools- Nature Unleashed Couch Elem. Nature Unleashed 11/28/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unfolds Nature Unfolds 12/01/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature with Nature Unleashed Nature Unleashed 12/01/2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Unfolds & Unleashed Training MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 12/05/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools- Nature Unhooked Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Nature Unhooked 12/06/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Revealed Nature Revealed 01/05/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Nature Unhooked 01/08/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 01/09/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unfolds & Nature Unleashed MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 01/17/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unbound 01/18/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Nature Unhooked 02/08/2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unleashed & Nature Unhooked MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 03/13/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unleashed 03/15/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Exploring Science Notebooks with Nature Revealed Nature Revealed 03/19/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked 04/06/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unhooked & Nature Unbound MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unhooked, Nature Unbound 04/10/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 05/04/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unbound 06/15/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Revealed 08/01/2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unfolds & Nature Unleashed MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 08/01/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 08/06/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unhooked & Nature Unbound MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unhooked, Nature Unbound 08/06/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked 08/29/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 09/19/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unfolds 10/01/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked 10/11/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unbound 10/22/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Nature Unleashed 11/02/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm