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Spring Nature Walk

NATR-704    Spring Nature Walk--Shaw Nature Reserve
5/5/2018--5/5/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  7

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 spring 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 gardens and trails. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. In case of rain, class will be rescheduled to May 19. 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 $13.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/5/2018 - 5/5/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  10:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Instructor:   Nancy Gelb
  • Fees:           19

 

Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight

NATR-709    Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/29/2018--3/29/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  11

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. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/29/2018 - 3/29/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Forest Park Owls: Mating, Nesting and Owlets

NATR-709    Forest Park Owls: Mating, Nesting and Owlets--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/19/2018--4/19/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  9

Join Mark H.X. Glenshaw, an award-winning amateur naturalist and speaker for a class focusing on the mating and nesting behavior and the owlets raised by Great Horned Owls he has been observing, documenting, and doing outreach in Forest Park since December 2005. Learn what Mark has been able to observe and document including: mating, nest selection, feeding of the owlets, fledging and gradual maturation of owlets, and the dispersal of the owlets with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors. You will be amazed at the delights and challenges these owls have when they raise their families. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/19/2018 - 4/19/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   STLCC Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Introduction to Bird Watching

NATR-709    Introduction to Bird Watching--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
2/7/2018--2/10/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  10

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. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/7/2018 - 2/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           35

 

Shorebirds

NATR-709    Shorebirds--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/7/2018--3/7/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  18

Does a land-locked state like Missouri have shorebirds? Yes, indeed! Missouri's rivers and lakes provide habitat for an impressive variety and many of them can be seen along the water's edge of our lands. After learning about their adaptation, anatomy, behavior, food, and markings, you'll be ready to identify local area shorebirds. Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/7/2018 - 3/7/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Warblers

NATR-709    Warblers--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/4/2018--4/4/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  13

Known for their bright colors and sweet whistled song, the spring warbler is a fascinating bird. Discover facts about their size and shape, color patterns, behavior and habitat. With over 40 varieties of the species, you'll learn which are year-round residents for our area, which breed in our area and which just are passing through in the spring and fall. Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/4/2018 - 4/4/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           25

 

Go Native! Identification & Natural History of Common Missouri Insects

NATR-715    Go Native! Identification & Natural History of Common Missouri Insects--Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
4/18/2018--4/18/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  14

Ever wonder why insects are the most successful and ecologically important class of animals in the world? They form a vital link between plants and vertebrate animals, such as birds and mammals. Although their biodiversity can be overwhelming, after learning some basic anatomy, you'll be able to identify ten major groups or orders of insects and recognize the most commonly encountered species found in the greater St. Louis area. See close-up images of insects, discuss their natural history and receive identification resources to take home. Students are encouraged to obtain the Golden Guide paperback titled, "Insects" for use in class. Book is available from most area bookstores and libraries. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/18/2018 - 4/18/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld
  • Instructor:   David Tylka
  • Fees:           25

 

Monarchs and Milkweed

NATR-720    Monarchs and Milkweed--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/27/2018--3/27/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  13

Join biologist Dave Tylka to learn the plight of these beautiful animal ambassadors of the air, how you can help monarchs by planting different milkweed species around your home, and where milkweed seeds and seedlings may be obtained. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/27/2018 - 3/27/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   David Tylka
  • Fees:           25

 

Spring Butterflies of the St. Louis Area

NATR-720    Spring Butterflies of the St. Louis Area--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/24/2018--4/28/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  14

Enjoy the beauty of butterflies both indoors and outdoors. In the classroom session, you will learn basic identification skills through a Power Point and video presentation. On the field trip, you will experience the magic of butterflies in their natural habitat while spring wildflowers are in full bloom. Field trip date Saturday 4/28. Location: TBA. Provide own transportation. Although not required, binoculars and the field guide "Butterflies through Binoculars: The East" by Jeffrey Glassberg would be useful tools for the field trip walk. Offered in partnership with the North American Butterfly Association. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/24/2018 - 4/28/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--8:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29

 

The Science of Wolf Conservation

NATR-727    The Science of Wolf Conservation--Endangered Wolf Center
2/10/2018--2/10/2018        Total Seats:  15    Places Left:  6

Saving endangered species offers many opportunities for new research and science. Join us in learning how the Endangered Wolf Center in partnership with the Mexican and Red Wolf Reproductive Advisors developed new techniques to save critically endangered species. Class will focus on the research and science behind recovery. This includes breeding observations, maintaining genetic diversity, gene banking, and artificial insemination. 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. Offered in partnership with the Endangered Wolf Center. Registration deadline 2/2. No refunds after this date. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/10/2018 - 2/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Endangered Wolf Center
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29

 

Geology of Missouri

NATR-730    Geology of Missouri--Meramec - Science West Bldg
4/7/2018--4/7/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  8

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.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/7/2018 - 4/7/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Science West Bldg
  • Instructor:   Jeffrey Smith
  • Fees:           29

 

Introduction to Beekeeping

NATR-733    Introduction to Beekeeping--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
2/3/2018--2/3/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  9

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 honeybees by planting a pollinator-friendly garden and constructing nesting habitat for native pollinators. Introductory information on getting started with beekeeping and honeybee products of the hive. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/3/2018 - 2/3/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   STLCC Staff
  • Fees:           29