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.
Phoenix, a bald eagle rehabilitated from injury at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Mo., showed off her wings and talons at Eagle Days. That included a friendly wing whack to Pam Price, the zoo’s director of conservation education
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.