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MDC offers free nature-focused online learning resources

• Go online for free MDC nature-based curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school.
With so many Missourians stuck at home, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering teachers, parents, students, and others its free Discover Nature Schools (DNS) nature-based curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school online.

Go wild at nature's free salad bar

Spring greens from the woods can add variety to your diet.
Wildcrafting—the gathering of plants from their natural habitats—is a throwback to the days of our distant ancestors, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Our ancestors’ winter diets lacked the variety of fresh produce we enjoy today. Therefore, when spring arrived, they combed the woods for wild edibles to add flavor and nutrition to their meals.

Missouri S&T Miner Challenge takes volunteering remote

Missouri University of Science and Technology is challenging universities across the country to impact communities through service while practicing social distancing. The National Active Citizen Competition is a way for college students to make positive impacts all over the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through April Arbor Days

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care.

CFM awards annual Risberg Grants

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) awarded the annual David Risberg Memorial Grants for the third year in a row at the affiliate luncheon during our annual convention. These grants honor the memory of David A. Risberg, who was passionate about conservation, by making conservation projects across Missouri possible. These grants are only available to CFM affiliate organizations.