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NATR:723 Botanical Treasures of Don Robinson State Park06/13-06/13  

* * * * * CLASSROOM CHANGED. NOW SCIENCE WEST (SW) 106. WAS SCIENCE WEST (SW) 108. * * * * Come explore the many botanical treasures of the new Don Robinson State Park located in the upper watershed of the LaBarque Creek. Join local native plant experts as they guide you through sandstone box canyons, shelter caves, cliffs, glades and upland and bottomland forests. Class presentation will review these geographical treasures and its history. Then, you will use the information learned to explore the park on two field trips on 6/17 and 6/24. Provide own transportation. This class is offered in partnership with the Missouri Native Plant Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $59.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60262
  • Meeting Dates= 06/13-06/13
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 106
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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NATR:715 Dragonflies and Damselflies of the St. Louis Area06/06-06/06  

* * * ROOM CHANGE. NOW SO-204. WAS S0-109 * * * 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. Field trip location details to be discussed in class. 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 program. Cost for adults 60 and over $35.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60116
  • Meeting Dates= 06/06-06/06
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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NATR:709 Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight07/27-07/27  

Join award-winning 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 $25.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60115
  • Meeting Dates= 07/27-07/27
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:730 Geology of Missouri06/24-06/24  

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, 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 $21.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60110
  • Meeting Dates= 06/24-06/24
  • 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:715 Insects of Missouri06/14-06/14  

Join Chris Brown, research entomologist, conservationist and photographer as he shares information on the broad variety of insects with specific habitat associations within Missouri's ecoregions. Through photos, you'll learn about the fantastic diversity, introductory level morphology and taxonomy along with some of the fascinating natural history aspects of Missouri's insects. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60199
  • Meeting Dates= 06/14-06/14
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:732 Looking at Summer Night Skies06/12-06/19  

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 $32.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60193
  • Meeting Dates= 06/12-06/19
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 111
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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NATR:733 Managing Hives for Honey Production, Extracting & Bottling Instruction06/20-06/20  

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 $29.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60192
  • Meeting Dates= 06/20-06/20
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:765 Master Naturalist Program Completion05/22-09/01  

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

  • Registration Code= 201715 60108
  • Meeting Dates= 05/22-09/01
  • Meeting Days= TBA
  • Meeting Times=
  • Location=  
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:722 Native Tree Identification07/11-07/11  

This class meets Tuesday and Saturday. Join Tom Ebeling of Forest ReLeaf of MO to learn about Missouri tree identification through 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 Rockwoods Reservation (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 $35.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60112
  • Meeting Dates= 07/11-07/11
  • 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 Walk - Wildflowers, Woods and Prairies06/17-06/17  

The learning opportunities derived from a nature walk are endless. Open your senses to the natural world and experience the magnificence and serenity of the environment of Shaw Nature Reserve's wildflowers, woods and prairies. Join our small group tour with Naturalist Nancy for an informative one mile walk to explore, discover and study the summer landscape. Paths are either chipped or gravel and have moderate hills. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. In case of rain, class will be rescheduled to June 24. 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 $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60273
  • Meeting Dates= 06/17-06/17
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Shaw Nature Reserve 
  • Instructor= Nancy Gelb
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:734 The Wonders of Weather with TV Meteorologist John Fuller06/17-06/17  

* * * ROOM CHANGE. NOW SO-204. WAS SO-109. * * * 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 $21.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60174
  • Meeting Dates= 06/17-06/17
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= John Fuller
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:709 Waders06/13-06/13  

There are approximately 20 species of long-legged wading birds in North America; 10 of which breed in Missouri. Come learn about the behavior, habitat, and markings unique to this group of birds. Bitterns, egrets, and herons will be covered. 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. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60176
  • Meeting Dates= 06/13-06/13
  • 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