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NATR:701 Caves & Caverns06/17-06/24  

****CLASS WITHDRAWN****Learn about the mysterious underground world of caves. Discover interesting insights into their origin, cave life, mineral formations and other geological features, and cave ecology. Historical notes, such as cave discoveries, cave art, mining and other uses of caves, as well as health/safety/legal issues and man's effects on caves will also be included. Instructor has 12 years of experience leading cave tours and has personally visited over 40 caves throughout the US. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $15.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60130
  • Meeting Dates= 06/17-06/24
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Martin Ferris
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:723 Common Mushrooms of Missouri - Part 106/06-06/06  

Trametes veriscolor, Lycoperdon perlatum, Strobilomyces confusus, oh my! Take the fear out of fungi and learn to identify some of the most common mushrooms in Missouri. Class is a combination of lecture, discussion and field exploration. Bring sack lunch and hiking shoes. Class held at Babler State Park Visitors Center. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with Missouri Mycological Society (MOMS). Cost for adults 60 and over $20.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60139
  • Meeting Dates= 06/06-06/06
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location= Babler State Park 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Common Mushrooms of Missouri - Part 208/01-08/01  

If you missed Part I or you want to discover more of the hundreds of mushrooms of Missouri, then this class is for you. Starting with a presentation, learn how to identify several mushroom species and then take to the field to explore and find some. Bring a sack lunch and hiking shoes. Class held at Babler State Park Visitors Center. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with the Missouri Mycological Society (MOMS). Cost for adults 60 and over $20.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60140
  • Meeting Dates= 08/01-08/01
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location= Babler State Park 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:715 Dragonflies and Damselflies of the St. Louis Area 06/16-06/16  

****Class moved from BA 124 to SO 204*****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 to the Busch Conservation area-St. Charles County. Provide own transportation. 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 certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $24.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60263
  • Meeting Dates= 06/16-06/16
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:701 Eclipses, Meteors & Comets07/11-07/11  

**********CLASS WITHDRAWN**********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 and 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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60175
  • Meeting Dates= 07/11-07/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:709 Exploring Hummingbirds06/23-06/23  

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. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60124
  • Meeting Dates= 06/23-06/23
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 232
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:723 Forest Ecology of Missouri07/30-07/30  

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the ecology of Missouri's forests? Mike Walsh, Forestry Programs Manager with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri will present a general introduction to forest ecology, and how it relates it to our own Missouri forests. Topics will include elements of a forest ecosystem, competition, succession, forest layers (structure), forest types in Missouri, disturbance, nutrient cycling and more. Class is offered in cooperation with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60126
  • Meeting Dates= 07/30-07/30
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:765 Geology of Missouri06/20-06/20  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $15.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60133
  • Meeting Dates= 06/20-06/20
  • 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:709 Introduction to Bird Watching06/09-06/09  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60123
  • Meeting Dates= 06/09-06/09
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 206
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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NATR:723 Native Tree Identification07/16-07/16  

This class meets Thursday and Saturday. Learn about Missouri tree identification with Mike Walsh, Forestry Programs Manager with 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. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60128
  • Meeting Dates= 07/16-07/16
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 208
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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NATR:765 Severe Weather Phenomena06/23-06/23  

****CLASS WITHDRAWN****Are you interested in severe weather formation? Join meteorologist Joe Schneider as he discusses the structure of the earth's atmosphere and forces that govern its motion. Learn to apply these concepts to understand the aspects of severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes. Discover different weather indicators that can keep you safe in case of a weather emergency. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $15.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60460
  • Meeting Dates= 06/23-06/23
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Joseph Schneider
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:723 Small Native Trees and Shrubs for Yards06/18-06/18  

Do you have a location in your yard that is just too small for a large tree, but would like to plant something native to Missouri? Join Mike Walsh, Forestry Programs Manager with Forest ReLeaf of MO to learn all about some great options for your yard. We will look at and discuss what native trees and shrubs are suitable for planting in small spaces, where to find them, and how to take care of them. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for walking outdoors. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60127
  • Meeting Dates= 06/18-06/18
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:721 Snakes06/09-06/09  

Join Curt Hendricks of the St. Louis Herpetological Society as he provides an overview of the physcial traits of snakes, descriptions of habitat requirements and the important value they provide to the ecosystem. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60457
  • Meeting Dates= 06/09-06/09
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:709 The Sniff Test - Can Birds Detect Scent?07/07-07/07  

*****Class Withdrawn*****Get ready to be fascinated by bird behaviors! You know that birds communicate through vision, calls and songs but can birds detect scent? Do birds have a sixth sense? Join a local St. Louis Audubon educator to learn about new research in this area, dispel old myths and explore new technologies at work. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60125
  • Meeting Dates= 07/07-07/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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