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 Unfolds (K-2nd) Duck Creek Conservation AreaMINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds 01/17/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Revealed Dixon Elem. Nature Revealed 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unbound 01/18/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unhooked Ozark Regional Office Nature Unhooked 01/24/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unfolds Missouri State University - West Plains
West Plains
Nature Unfolds 02/14/2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unleashed Missouri State University - West Plains
Nature Unleashed 02/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Unbound Crocker High Nature Unbound 02/22/2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Discover Nature with Nature Revealed Northeast Regional Office Nature Revealed 03/02/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) & Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unleashed, Nature Unhooked 03/13/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Training Central Elem. MO National Archery in the Schools Programs (MoNASP) 03/14/2019 - 7:00am to 3:30pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unleashed 03/15/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discover Nature Schools - Nature Revealed Powder Valley Nature Center Nature Revealed 03/19/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Discover Nature Schools Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Nature Unhooked 04/06/2019 - 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 04/10/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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
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
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
Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unfolds (K-2nd) & Nature Unleashed (3rd-5th) MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
Puxico
Nature Unfolds, Nature Unleashed 08/01/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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 -- 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
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
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