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Master Naturalist Program Guide

The program consists of three main components:

1. Completion of five biology, geology, physical science or horticulture related college credit courses to be selected from the classes listed below. Programs may be taken as traditional classroom lecture, web-based or hybrid. Beginning Summer 2017, students must attain a grade of C or higher.

    • Biology
      • Introductory Biology (BIO: 111)
      • Conservation and Ecology (BIO: 117)
      • Field Botany (BIO: 119)
      • Field Zoology (BIO: 120)
      • General Botany (BIO: 124)
      • General Zoology (BIO: 110)
      • Animal Behavior (BIO:123)
      • Ozark Ecology (BIO: 148)
      • Marine Biology (BIO: 144)
      • Desert Ecology (BIO: 146)
    • Geology
      • Introduction to Geology (GEO: 102)
      • Earth Science (GEO: 100)
      • Environmental Geology (GEO: 103)
      • Physical Geology (GEO: 111)
    • Horticulture
      • Soils (HRT:102)
      • Ornamental Plants – Trees and Vines (HRT: 206)
      • Pest Plant Management (HRT: 227)
      • Ornamental Plants – Herbaceous Perennials (HRT: 230)
      • Ornamental Plants-Shrubs and Evergreens (HRT:207)
      • Plant Propogation (HRT:103)
      • Urban Tree Management (HRT:214)
    • Physical Science
      • Introduction to Astronomy (PSI: 111)
      • Observational Astronomy (PSI: 115)
      • Meteorology (PSI: 123)
      • Physical Science (PSI:105)

Additional credit classes not listed here may qualify for the program. Contact Continuing Education to inquire about other programs. At least one credit class must be taken at St. Louis Community College.

Credit classes taken at other educational institutions may qualify towards the certificate of completion if transferrable to a St. Louis Community College transcript. Individuals wishing to enroll in college credit courses must complete an Admission Application or St. Louis Community College Returning Student Information Update form. For more information, visit our website at www.stlcc.edu or call 314-984-7601.

For information on transferring credit classes call 314-539-5151.

2. Attend six Continuing Education  Master Naturalist  designated classes offered through St. Louis Community College in the areas of Nature (NATR), Ecology(ECOL) and/or Landscape and Gardening (HORT). Topics include the study of local natural history, Missouri native plants, trees, butterflies, birds, astronomy, climate change, weather and more. Continuing Education offerings may change each semester. For a list of current Continuing Education classes or to register for programs, visit stlcc.edu/ce or call 314-984-7777.

3. Volunteer 25 hours and submit documentation of service from a local nature related organization. Time may include activities from multiple agencies in Missouri. Check with Continuing Education for volunteer opportunities.

Upon completion of these three components, candidates should complete the Master Naturalist application and a certificate of completion will be awarded.