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ECOL:701 Climate Change 10111/14-11/14  

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 optimism to inspire them to take action. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70798
  • Meeting Dates= 11/14-11/14
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Brian Ettling
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
ECOL:704 DIY: Making Bran for a Bokashi Bucket Composting System10/08-10/08  

Bokashi is a great space-saving way to compost at home that uses a bran mixture of carbon-rich materials and effective microorganisms to transform kitchen waste into a great fertilizer for your garden. The bokashi bucket system can be used year round, it's quick, convenient and produces no household smells with the help of this bran mixture! Designed for individuals who currently have a bokashi bucket, you'll make a one pound mixture of the bran in class and take home the recipe and know how to make more with just a few easy steps. Don't have a bokashi bucket yet? Register for the Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket class or get an instruction sheet in the DYI Bran class to build your own at home. Class offered in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Earthways Center. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Registration deadline 9/24. No refunds after this date. Cost for adults 60 and over $38.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70794
  • Meeting Dates= 10/08-10/08
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 207
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket09/10-09/10  

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 has 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 partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Earthways Center. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Registration deadline 8/27. No refunds this date. Cost for adults 60 and over $43.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70788
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-09/10
  • 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
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314-984-7777