Eighth grade students from Hamilton Middle School sample a pond to measure water quality and find creatures that feed the food chain, such as insect larvae. MDC Education Consultant Adam Brandsgaard helps them identify their finds in a field experience that is part of the Discover Nature Schools program.
MDC Education Consultant Adam Brandsgaard holds up a water sample that contains tiny zooplankton, barely visible to students from Hamilton Middle School. The field experience is part of a Discover Nature Schools program MDC offers in partnership with educators.
The MDC Discover Nature Schools program is an excellent way to get students of all ages outside and to enrich their learning through outdoor experiences focused on Missouri plants, animals, and natural systems.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.