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NATR:709 Birds of MO:Egg & Nest Identification02/10-02/10  

It can be a delightful experience to watch a bird nest in a backyard bird house or nearby tree, but what birds are making which nests and whose eggs are inside? Join a St. Louis Audubon Society educator and take a look at their egg and nest collection for some helpful clues. You'll explore shapes, nest materials, size, construction and locations. See what bird uses moss to line the nest, which one uses feathers or who would build a nest in an old shoe. After a short bird identification review, you'll have an opportunity to try your hand at building a nest. 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 $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50358
  • Meeting Dates= 02/10-02/10
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:701 Caves & Caverns03/31-04/07  

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. This course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $15.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50445
  • Meeting Dates= 03/31-04/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Martin Ferris
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:723 Common Poisonous Mushrooms of Missouri04/04-04/04  

Learn how to identify the most common poisonous mushrooms in Missouri. When you know what to avoid, it's a lot easier to figure out what you can eat! Class is a combination of lecture and field exploration, dress accordingly. Class held at Babler State Park Visitors Center. Provide own transportation. Bring sack lunch. Offered in partnership with the Missouri Mycological Society (MOMS). Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50436
  • Meeting Dates= 04/04-04/04
  • 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 Geology of Missouri04/11-04/11  

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= 201505 50118
  • Meeting Dates= 04/11-04/11
  • 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 Go Native! Identification & Natural History of Common Missouri Insects04/22-04/22  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50108
  • Meeting Dates= 04/22-04/22
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Introduction to Beekeeping02/07-02/07  

Of the 4,000 native species of bees that live in North America, Missouri is home to more than 400 bee species--including 10 bumblebees. 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. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50421
  • Meeting Dates= 02/07-02/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= Yvonne Von Der Ahe
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:709 Introduction to Bird Watching03/10-03/10  

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 Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $22.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50357
  • Meeting Dates= 03/10-03/10
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:765 Master Naturalist Certification Awarded Spring 201501/15-05/30  

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

  • Registration Code= 201505 50429
  • Meeting Dates= 01/15-05/30
  • Meeting Days= TBA
  • Meeting Times=
  • Location=  
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:709 Owls of Missouri02/24-02/24  

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 partnership with St. Louis Audubon Society. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50376
  • Meeting Dates= 02/24-02/24
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 106
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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NATR:765 Severe Weather Phenomena04/14-04/14  

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 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= 201505 51155
  • Meeting Dates= 04/14-04/14
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 205
  • Instructor= Joseph Schneider
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:723 Spring Wildflowers in Missouri04/21-04/21  

Get a detailed overview of spring wildflowers in Missouri by area experts Nels Holmberg and Rick Gray in the classroom setting and then follow up on what you've learned on a weekend field trip to Washington State Park -one of the best spring wildflower "hotspots" in the state. 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 $29.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50637
  • Meeting Dates= 04/21-04/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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NATR:709 What's that Canada Goose Doing in Missouri?02/21-02/21  

****CLASS WITHDRAWN (4) ****Did you know that not all Canada geese are native to our northern neighbor Canada? Join GeesePeace St. Louis and explore the history of the giant Canada goose (Branta Canadensus maxima) in Missouri. They were once plentiful, then driven to the point of extinction and now restored. However, due to changes in their original habitat and our changing landscapes, they are now moving into our urban areas for breeding. You'll also learn about methods to keep their population in check and make sites less attractive to geese through habitat modification and no feeding policies. Good class for homeowners, park managers, golf course owners or anyone seeking solutions to conflicts with geese. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50391
  • Meeting Dates= 02/21-02/21
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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