Date: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
This Discover Nature School (DNS) program, Nature Unleashed, is for third through fifth grade. It includes engaging, hands-on outdoor learning that focuses on different Missouri ecosystems (Forest, Pond, Prairie, and your schoolyard), plant and animal adaptations, predator-prey relationships, and more. It has already been correlated to both the Missouri Learning Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards and are designed to work with teacher's needs and existing curriculums. Additionally, learning outdoors improves student physical and mental health and reduces behavioral issues.
During the training, teachers will become familiar with the teacher's guide, student guide, science notebooking, and the online Teacher Portal. Additionally, teachers will experience the activities and outdoor learning themselves. This will help prepare them to implement them and help with their comfort level. Teachers will also become certified to receive the DNS grant funds for learning materials, outdoor classroom materials, and field trips for their schools.
The program includes the following items:
Full-color, illustrated student book
Student science notebook
Teacher guide with outdoor activities and lesson plans
Non-competitive grants for field trips, exploration equipment, and building outdoor classrooms
Bridget Jackson (link sends e-mail)
(573) 290-5858 ext. 4464