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NATR:708 Bats of Missouri10/04-10/04  

Missouri is home to at least 14 different species of bats. Learn about about these different species, where they live, how common they are and methods used to research and monitor them. Taught by Tony Elliott of the Missouri Department of Conservation, you will also explore and discuss the importance of bats to the environment and humans as well as current threats to these fascinating creatures. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70130
  • Meeting Dates= 10/04-10/04
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:701 Caves & Caverns09/04-09/11  

****CLASS WITHDRAWN****Learn about the mysterious underground world of caves.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. Class includes field trip to a cave which is optional for participants. Provide own transportation and possible $15 cave entrance fee. Appropriate attire and location for field trip will be discussed in class.This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70181
  • Meeting Dates= 09/04-09/11
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Martin Ferris
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  Eclipses, Meteors and Comets09/06-09/06  

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 & 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= 201425 70192
  • Meeting Dates= 09/06-09/06
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:765 Ecosystems of the World09/18-09/18  

******CLASS WITHDRAWN*********The natural world contains spectacular flora and fauna, packaged in unique regions called ecosystems. Spend an evening dedicated to studying the ecosystems of the world, from blooming prairies to the frozen tundra. What factors determine the type of ecosystem in a given area? Do ecosystems change and what threats do they face? Human populations threaten ecosystems through deforestation, poor agricultural practices, resource extraction, and climate change. What can you do to protect the ecosystems of the world? This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70487
  • Meeting Dates= 09/18-09/18
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Julie Allman
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:723 Edible Mushrooms of Missouri09/27-09/27  

Discover ten of the most common edible mushroom of Missouri. Students will participate in classroom learning, field exploration and mushroom identification. Dress for walking in the woods. Bring sack lunch. Class held at Babler State Park Visitors Center. Offered in cooperation with the Missouri Mycological Society (MOMS). This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $16.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70115
  • Meeting Dates= 09/27-09/27
  • 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:765 Explore the Fascinating Life History of Fresh Water Mussels09/30-09/30  

Have you ever gone on a float trip and seen shells on gravel bars and wondered what they were? This is a fascinating group of organisms that most people know very little about because they sit quietly (or at least we think they are quiet) at the bottom of our rivers and streams. Join biologist, Dr. Thomas Keevin, to learn how fascinating they really are and to discover the strange life history of this endangered group of freshwater invertebrates. You'll discuss and watch videos of how fish have become part of their amazing and strange reproduction cycle. You will also have the hands on opportunity to view and learn how to identify the common species in the St. Louis area. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70081
  • Meeting Dates= 09/30-09/30
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:701 Exploring Fall and Winter Night Skies10/27-11/03  

Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn how to use the unaided eye, binoculars or small to medium sized telescopes to find, identify and observe the astronomical objects & events of late fall and winter of 2014 including the moon, planets, artificial satellites, meteors, comets, stars, constellations and nebula. Bring to class: a Planisphere 35 - 45 degree latitude, such as Phillip's planisphere 6" or larger, and current issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. One field trip required. Details to be announced in class. Provide own transportation. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70193
  • Meeting Dates= 10/27-11/03
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 120
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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NATR:723 Forest Ecology of Missouri09/25-09/25  

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 $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70145
  • Meeting Dates= 09/25-09/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 222
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:765 Geology of Missouri10/11-10/11  

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 $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70457
  • Meeting Dates= 10/11-10/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 106
  • Instructor= Jeffrey Smith
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:715 Introduction to Beekeeping12/06-12/06  

Missouri is home to more than 400 bee species, including 10 bumblebee species, of the 4,000 native species of bees that live in North America. Honey bees are an exotic species first introduced into the New World in 1622. 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 honey bees by planting a pollinator-friendly garden and constructing nesting habitat for native pollinators. We will also present introductory information on getting started with beekeeping and honey bee products of the hive. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70579
  • Meeting Dates= 12/06-12/06
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= Yvonne Von Der Ahe
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:709 Introduction to Bird Watching09/16-09/16  

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 $19.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 71129
  • Meeting Dates= 09/16-09/16
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:723 Legume Family class setup time09/11-09/25  

No class notes available.

  • Registration Code= 201425 71108
  • Meeting Dates= 09/11-09/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 5 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 108
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:765 Master Naturalist Certification Awarded Fall 201408/12-12/17  

This section notes the completion and award of the Master Natualist program certification.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70188
  • Meeting Dates= 08/12-12/17
  • Meeting Days= TBA
  • Meeting Times=
  • Location= Corporate College 
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:709 Owls of Missouri09/23-09/23  

Join in this exploration of the diverse variety of owls found in the United States including the 18 species of North America and the eight species native to Missouri. Special focus will be on the four main owls found here in Missouri: the barred owl, the screech owl, the barn owl and the great horned owl. Participants will also dissect owl pellets in order to learn more about the owls' eating habits. Offered in cooperation with St. Louis Audubon Society. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70146
  • Meeting Dates= 09/23-09/23
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:765 Severe Weather Phenomena10/07-10/07  

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 snow storms, ice storms, 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 $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70080
  • Meeting Dates= 10/07-10/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= Joseph Schneider
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:721 Snakes of Missouri09/04-09/04  

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 Jamie Hubert, Interpretive Resource Coordinator at St. Francois State Park and Janet Price, Interpretive Resource Specialist at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park as they discuss "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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70893
  • Meeting Dates= 09/04-09/04
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:709 Something to Crow About10/21-10/21  

American crows are prevalent across much of the continent distinguished by their large, all-black features and cawing voices. Come explore the world of the exceptional American crow including problem solving and behaviors as they interact with their habitat. Learn about food sources, nesting and other educational facts. Offered in cooperation with St. Louis Audubon Society. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70149
  • Meeting Dates= 10/21-10/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:710 The Impact of Wolves in the Ecosystem 09/09-09/09  

********CLASS WITHDRAWN*******Naturalist John Muir once said, "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to THE REST OF THE WORLD." Learn how "tugging" at the wolf has affected ecosystems and how the role of the wolf keeps nature in balance. We will explore how the absence and then return of the wolf has impacted Yellowstone and learn how the Endangered Wolf Center (EWC) is saving endangered canids so they can return to their important role in nature. Meet at the main gate at 6:15. Call EWC at 636-938-5900 and ask for Karen to get directions and location details. Children ages 12-15 may register when accompanied by a registered adult. Offered in cooperation with the Endangered Wolf Center. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $21.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70802
  • Meeting Dates= 09/09-09/09
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Endangered Wolf Center 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:723 The Legume Family for Field Botanists09/11-09/18  

*****PLEASE NOTE: Class on 9/25 will be held in Science South 105 (SS105). Originally scheduled on SW108******Legume plants come in many different varieties, such as peas, beans, lentils and peanuts. The plants provide not only food for the table, but food for the soil. Instead of depleting the soil of nutrients, legume plants enrich the soil via root nodules. Come explore, in-depth, the identification and diversity of the legume family, Fabaceae, taught by two Missouri Botanical Garden's experts. Both classroom and field instruction will be included. A text book is required: Yatskievych, George. Steyermark's Flora of Missouri, Vol. 3. Field trip on 9/27 will be held at Shaw Nature Reserve. Provide own transportation. Offered in partnership with the Missouri Native Plant Society. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $42.00.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70401
  • Meeting Dates= 09/11-09/18
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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