Education

College Courses Using the Station

  • BIO 576 - Herpetology
  • BIO 339 - Identification of Woody Plants
  • BIO 562 - Limnology
  • BIO 577 - Mammalogy
  • BIO 436 - Plant Ecology
  • Lichen ecology
  • Plants in Ozark Culture
  • Ozarks Terrestrial Communities

State Sponsorship of Environmental Education Programs

Missouri State University and the Bull Shoals Field Station are the state sponsors for three national environmental education programs.

Water Education for Teachers

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a K-12 program that focuses on water. The activities are supplementary to curriculum and are interdisciplinary. Project WET focuses on water resources as they relate to human needs and the natural world.

Contact:
Erica Cox
EricaCox@MissouriState.edu
417-836-4337
Missouri website
National website

Flying WILD

Flying WILD uses birds to engage youth in science. It is targeted to middle school age but is highly adaptable to other grade levels. Activities are focused to be used in a bird festival but can be used individually in a classroom or other educational setting.

Contact:
Janice Greene
JaniceGreene@MissouriState.edu
417-836-5306
National website

Leopold Education Project

Leopold Education Project interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold. Getting student outdoors and helping them to develop a personal conservation ethic is a focus.

Contact:
Celeste Prussia
CelestePrussia@MissouriState.edu
National website

Education Resoures

Curriculum materials for the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO

Project WET - Water Education for Teachers

Project WILD - Wildlife Resources for educators

Project Learning Tree - Environmental Education programs

Smithsonian Education

Teacher resources from the Discovery Channel

Educator resources from the Ecological Society of Americad

Discovery Center science education resources

Missouri Department of Conservation

Nature and wildlife resources

Missouri Department of Natural Resources