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NATR:709 Bats of Missouri10/01-10/01  

Missouri is home to at least 14 different species of bats. Learn about these different species, where they live, how common they are and methods used to research and monitor them. Taught by Tony Elliott of the Missouri Department of Conservation, you will also explore and discuss the importance of bats to the environment and humans as well as current threats to these fascinating creatures. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70152
  • Meeting Dates= 10/01-10/01
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:733 Beekeeping: Pest & Disease Management10/08-10/08  

Maintaining healthy, productive colonies is essential for every new and experienced beekeeper to sustain their hives and honey production. Join local beekeeper and business owner, Jane Sueme, to learn about common insect pests and parasites, how to spot signs of disease and how to mitigate the effects to the colony and other honeybee colonies. You'll also learn about techniques to protect stored equipment from insect damage. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $23.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70459
  • Meeting Dates= 10/08-10/08
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:732 Eclipses, Meteors and Comets08/27-08/27  

There is much more to the skies than just star gazing. Some of nature's most spectacular astronomical phenomena were at times terrifying to peoples of the past. They include lunar & solar eclipses, meteor showers and bright comets, all if which can be enjoyed with nothing more than the unaided eye. Learn how to enhance those experiences with inexpensive tools such as binoculars and how to do safe solar eclipse observing with appropriate but inexpensive items such as "eclipse glasses." This is your chance to learn how do to all this from an experienced observational astronomer and past president of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70266
  • Meeting Dates= 08/27-08/27
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Exploring Fall and Winter Night Skies08/22-08/29  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn how to use the unaided eye, binoculars or small to medium sized telescopes to find, identify and observe the astronomical objects & events of late fall and winter including the moon, planets, artificial satellites, meteors, comets, stars, constellations and nebula. Bring to class: a planisphere 35 - 45 degree latitude, such as Phillip's planisphere 6" or larger, and current issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. One field trip required. Details to be announced in class. Provide own transportation. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70265
  • Meeting Dates= 08/22-08/29
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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NATR:709 Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight09/08-09/08  

Join award-winning, amateur naturalist and speaker Mark H.X. Glenshaw and discover details into the lives of a local mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park. Mark has been closely observing and documenting the owls since 2005. You'll learn how he found the owls, basic facts about the species, and the different behaviors he observes and documents with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors. Don't be surprised if you find yourself looking for owls after this course in a follow up instructor led Owl Prowl! Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70236
  • Meeting Dates= 09/08-09/08
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:730 Geology of Missouri10/08-10/08  

Spend a few hours learning about the geology and geography of Missouri in an informal atmosphere. We will discuss how our state has been shaped by glaciations, earthquakes, uplift and warm, and shallow seas. Learn about the processes that gave us the nickname "The Cave State." We will also take a look at the economic impact rocks and minerals have had on our state's economy. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $15.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70151
  • Meeting Dates= 10/08-10/08
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 106
  • Instructor= Jeffrey Smith
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:723 Grass Identification without Keys09/06-09/13  

From prairie to woodland to pasture to spring to roadside grasses-this class will help you increase your knowledge of grass identification and provide an overview and recognition of many of the common grass families including panicums, bromes and elymus. Class discussions will be enriched with a weekend field trip where you will create your own personal herbarium notebook of species with assistance from members of the Native Plant Society. Provide own transportation. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $42.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70598
  • Meeting Dates= 09/06-09/13
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 106
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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NATR:709 Great Horned Owls: Hunting and Feeding 10/20-10/20  

Mark H.X. Glenshaw, an award-winning naturalist has been observing, documenting, and doing outreach with Great Horned Owls in Forest Park since December 2005. Mark has learned many of the owls' hunting perches and observed and documented many predatory attempts as well as seen the owls feed themselves and their many owlets. Please join us for a fascinating insight into one of the most successful predators in the Americas. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70237
  • Meeting Dates= 10/20-10/20
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:733 Introduction to Beekeeping12/03-12/03  

Bees play an important role in agriculture as pollinators of flowering plants that provide food, fiber, spices, medicines and animal forage. Beekeeping can be a hobby, a secondary business, or a full-time vocation. It is a relatively inexpensive hobby that provides a sweet bonus each year. Is beekeeping right for you? Come and learn how to attract native pollinators and honey bees by planting a pollinator-friendly garden and constructing nesting habitat for native pollinators. We will also present introductory information on getting started with beekeeping and honey bee products of the hive. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $23.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70464
  • Meeting Dates= 12/03-12/03
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:709 Introduction to Bird Watching09/07-09/07  

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, more than 45 million Americans identify birding as one of their favorite pastimes. Whether you are an amateur bird enthusiast or are interested in learning more about bird identification, migratory patterns, and wildlife in your own backyard, this class is for you! Join educators from the St. Louis Audubon Society to discover how to identify bird species by sight, song, physical attributes, and behaviors. You'll also learn how to research your findings in guidebooks and how to attract more birds to your backyard through feeding and landscaping. Field trip on Saturday will allow you to practice your new skills and learn about the best places to view a variety of birds in the St. Louis area. Field trip details to be discussed in class. Provide own transportation. Class is offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70147
  • Meeting Dates= 09/07-09/07
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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NATR:765 Master Naturalist Award - Fall 201608/15-12/15  

This section denotes the completion and award of the Master Naturalist program.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70164
  • Meeting Dates= 08/15-12/15
  • Meeting Days= TBA
  • Meeting Times= 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Corporate College 
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:710 On the Brink Again? Recovering Two Endangered Wolves09/17-09/17  

Recovering a species from 14 individual animals, or even 7, is a challenging process. Both the red wolf (who was native to Missouri) and the Mexican gray wolf have come back from the brink of extinction by the passion and efforts of several facilities. This class will focus on the Endangered Wolf Center's key role in their recovery and the current status of each species in the wild now. A tour of the animals will be included. Children ages 12-15 may register when accompanied by a registered adult. Call EWC at 636-938-5900 and for directions and location details. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with the Endangered Wolf Center. Cost for adults 60 and over $23.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70482
  • Meeting Dates= 09/17-09/17
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Endangered Wolf Center 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:722 Overview of Oaks: Local and Abroad09/22-09/22  

Are you interested in learning more about the native oak trees that live among us and others from around the world? Join Tom Ebeling, Community Forester at Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and explore the many varieties of native oaks and other interesting oak trees and facts including oak history, differences in red and white oaks, commercial, ecological, urban and wildlife benefits, and much more. You will also learn how Forest ReLeaf grows all kinds of oaks and how you can too! Offered in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70855
  • Meeting Dates= 09/22-09/22
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:709 Raptors: A Look at Hawks and Eagles10/05-10/05  

Come soar with the eagles and hawks; masters of the sky and the ultimate raptors. Learn about anatomy, behaviors and adaptations. Concentration will be on the bald eagle, master fisherman and red tail hawk. Offered in cooperation with St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70145
  • Meeting Dates= 10/05-10/05
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Sparrows11/02-11/02  

There are thirty species of native sparrow in North America, a dozen of which can be found nesting in Missouri. Come learn about the habitat, behavior, and markings of this little bird. Towhees and Juncos will be included in the discussion. Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70148
  • Meeting Dates= 11/02-11/02
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777