Missouri Department of Conservaton

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s mission is to protect and manage the fish, forest and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy and learn about these resources. A variety of interpretive programs, field trips and educational resources are available. The Kansas City region is home to:

The Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Burr Oak Woods

The department’s Teacher Portal offers access to curriculum guides, student resources, field trip options and more.


  • Governmental Organization

Audience Served

  • Everyone

Opportunities Offered

  • Fair/festival/event
  • Field trip
  • In school
  • Summer camp

Focus Areas

  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • General Science
  • Natural History