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Discover Nature School-Unleashed (3rd-5th) & Unhooked (6th-8th)

Date: Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Nature Unleashed:

The Discover Nature Schools program, Nature Unleashed, is a program designed to allow elementary students hands-on interactions and understanding of Missouri habitats, food webs, predator/prey relationships, and adaptations. Not only does the program meet the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Learning Standards, but there are also big benefits for students. A recent study of the program shows that Nature Unleashed increased the amount of time students spent in activities and field experiences outside the classroom. Learning outdoors improves student physical and mental health, increases scores on standardized tests, and reduces attention-deficit problems. 

Nature Unleashed inspires students in ways that other programs do not, and test scores prove it. During the last four school years, over a third of teachers reported a decrease in student behavior issues on the days they taught the unit. Even more impressive, students in Nature Unleashed classrooms increased their scores by an average of 28 percent (significantly more than non-participating students) during the 2014-2015 school year. 

Nature Unleashed emphasizes hands-on learning, teaches problem-solving, and provides authentic and local contexts for learning.

The program includes the follow items:

• full-color, illustrated student book

• student science notebook

• teacher guides with outdoor activities and lesson plans

• grants for field trips and exploration equipment

Nature Unhooked:

The Discover Nature Schools, Nature Unhooked, is a program for 6th-8th grade teachers.  This hands-on, inquiry-based teacher workshop will be an engaging foundation for the Nature Unhooked lessons.  The materials are aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. We will discover the local aquatic life and their importance to people and natural communities.

The program includes the follow items at no charge for Missouri Teachers:

• full-color, illustrated student book

• student science notebook

• teacher guides with outdoor activities and lesson plans

• grants for field trips and exploration equipment

Contact Information

Sara Bradshaw (link sends e-mail)

Location

MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
24279 Hwy 51
Puxico, MO