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ECOL:700 Climate Change 10111/08-11/08  

What is climate change? How are rising temperatures impacting the ecosystems, forests, oceans and even the St. Louis area? What is the biggest concern from scientists? What are the best solutions? Why do Americans disagree so strongly about this issue? Join park ranger Brian Ettling as he shares the basic science, shows the 'unusual suspects' that accept the science, and debunks many of the myths. Learn how to effectively educate others on the topic using humor and optimistic to inspire them to take action. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70099
  • Meeting Dates= 11/08-11/08
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Brian Ettling
  • Fees= $ 19.00
  Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket09/11-09/11  

Don't throw away those scraps - up to 20% of household trash can be composted! The bokashi bucket system can be used in the winter months, it's quick, convenient and no household smells. In this hands-on session, you will construct and learn to maintain an indoor composting system capable of decomposing food and house plant trimmings for a family of four. In a space-saving bokashi system, effective microorganisms transform all types of kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. All equipment, materials and handouts provided and included in fee. You'll leave class with a working indoor composting system in the form of a bokashi bucket. Class offered in collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden Earthways Center. Cost for adults 60 and over $43.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70522
  • Meeting Dates= 09/11-09/11
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 207
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 49.00
  Winter Chicken Care10/04-10/04  

***CLASS FEE incorrectly listed in catalog as $39****Raising chickens is both a rewarding experience and a good investment of time and energy. But, special treatment is required during the winter months. Join expert chicken keeper Guy Niere as he discusses adjusting coop conditions in order to maintain continued egg laying success. He'll discuss water needs, ventilation, light and heat and providing alternative food sources. You will also prepare a seed tray in a class to begin growing your own fooder (sprouting grains) to improve the nutrition of the grains and provide greens which are in short supply during the winter. Cost for adults 60 and over $23.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70537
  • Meeting Dates= 10/04-10/04
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 108
  • Instructor= Guy Niere
  • Fees= $ 29.00