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Discover Nature Schools -- Nature Unhooked (6th-8th) & Nature Unbound (9th-12th)

Date: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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

Nature Unbound:

This Discover Nature School (DNS) program, Nature Unbound, is for high school students. It includes engaging, hands-on outdoor learning that focuses on wildlife management, ecology, adaptations, populations, interactions, and biodiversity. 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 note-booking, 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

Contact Information

Sara Bradshaw (link sends e-mail)


MINGO National Wildlife Refuge
24279 State Hwy 51
Puxico, MO