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NATR:715 Dragonflies and Damselflies of the St. Louis Area06/21-06/21  

With summer upon us, Missouri ponds and streams will be teeming with insect life. Join us and explore the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies in the St. Louis area. In class, you'll study photographs to identify field marks and learn about behavior patterns. Then, apply your new knowledge and skills on the weekend field trip 6/25 to the Busch Conservation area-St. Charles County. Provide own transportation and meet at the Jim Ziebol Butterfly Garden at 9:30 AM. No nets or collecting, please. Binoculars and cameras are helpful tools in the field. This class is offered in partnership with the North American Butterfly Association, St. Louis Chapter. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $24.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60260
  • Meeting Dates= 06/21-06/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:709 Exploring Hummingbirds06/21-06/21  

Explore the world of the magnificent little hummingbird. Learn about the habits and happenings, as well as tips to improve your home environment to attract hummingbirds to your garden and the best locations to view hummingbirds in the St. Louis area. Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60183
  • Meeting Dates= 06/21-06/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:721 For Goodness Snakes!06/23-06/23  

Snakes are one of the most widely misunderstood animals in nature. Learn to identify common Missouri venomous and nonvenomous snakes and dispel those popular myths you might have heard. Join Janet Price, Interpretive Resource Specialist at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park as she shares "tips and tricks" to help you distinguish differences between the species and help you gain accurate knowledge of local serpens. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60264
  • Meeting Dates= 06/23-06/23
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:709 Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight07/12-07/12  

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 $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60222
  • Meeting Dates= 07/12-07/12
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:730 Geology of Missouri06/18-06/18  

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= 201615 60254
  • Meeting Dates= 06/18-06/18
  • 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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NATR:732 Looking at Summer Night Skies06/20-06/29  

Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Observe and enjoy the night skies of summer. Learn how to find and identify the constellations and planets of this summer with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes. Discover how to observe meteors, auroral displays, artificial satellites and other naked eye phenomena. An introduction on how to observe the moon, planets, stars, constellations and nebula with a telescope will also be covered. Required: The current issue of Sky & Telescope (Sky Publishing) and The Night Sky 30-40 degree planisphere (Large; North Latitude) $11.35 on amazon.com or equivalent planisphere. Publication Date: January 1, 1998; ISBN-10: 0961320753 or ISBN-13: 978-0961320751. Field trip to the Planterium will be discussed in class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60185
  • Meeting Dates= 06/20-06/29
  • Meeting Days= MW
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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NATR:733 Managing Hives for Honey Production, Extracting & Bottling Instruction06/21-06/21  

Designed for individuals who are currently involved in beekeeping, those who are thinking about keeping bees and want to learn more about the harvesting of honey and folks just interested in learning about the process. You'll learn the concepts of honeybee development and identifying seasonal patterns to prepare your colonies for honey production; what to expect with a honey harvest, as well as when and how to process bottled local honey. Come explore the different colors and flavors of honey, what makes honey different from other sugars, and how to cook with and pair honey with other foods. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $23.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60472
  • Meeting Dates= 06/21-06/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:765 Master Naturalist Program Completion06/01-08/16  

Completion of Master Naturalist program requirements including a minimum of five nature, horticulture, ecology credit classes, six Continuing Education nature, horticulture, ecology classes and a minimum of 25 hours of volunteer service at a local nature related organization.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60184
  • Meeting Dates= 06/01-08/16
  • Meeting Days= TBA
  • Meeting Times=
  • Location= Corporate College 
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:722 Native Tree Identification07/12-07/12  

This class meets Tuesday and Saturday. Learn about Missouri tree identification with Tom Ebeling of Forest ReLeaf of MO, using characteristics and samples such as twigs, leaves, bark, fruit and more. First class is a lecture format on the Wildwood campus followed by a weekend field trip at Rockwood Reservations (one mile from campus) 2751 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for walking outdoors. Resource booklets provided. Provide own transportation. Offered in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60392
  • Meeting Dates= 07/12-07/12
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 208
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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NATR:704 Nature Walk06/18-06/18  

With the warm weather upon us, it's time to get outside and see what's blooming! Join our small group tour to explore, discover and study the summer landscape observing the splendor of the environment of Shaw Nature Reserve. Naturalist Nancy will guide you along a 2-3 mile walk on well-maintained, mostly level paths through the Whitmire Wildflower Garden and on the Brush Creek Trail. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. In case of rain, class will be rescheduled to June 25. Meet at the picnic tables across from the visitor's center. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60175
  • Meeting Dates= 06/18-06/18
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Shaw Nature Reserve 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:734 The Wonders of Weather with TV Meteorologist John Fuller06/18-06/18  

Join KPLR-TV Chief Meteorologist John Fuller as he shares his knowledge from the basics of weather instruments to their function in making a forecast. Exciting labs will have you building the weather maps seen on television and understanding the technical terms. Fun experiments will demonstrate how rain, hail and tornadoes develop. We will examine tornado case events and the dynamics behind them. Finally, we will explore internet techniques that will make you the weather expert in your family or group of friends in just 3 hours. If you have ever wondered why the sky is the color blue, or why the weather changes so quickly, this class is for you! Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60317
  • Meeting Dates= 06/18-06/18
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= John Fuller
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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