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.
Chock-full of instructional tools, our Nature Unleashed Teacher Guide equips you to help your elementary students meet several Missouri grade-level expectations through the study of Missouri’s ponds, forests and prairies.
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.