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NATR:709 Bats of Missouri10/07-10/07  

* * * * * * CLASS WITHDRAWN SO-108 MC * * * * * *Missouri is home to at least 14 different species of bats. Learn 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 explore and discuss the importance of bats to the environment and humans as well as current threats to these fascinating creatures. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71461
  • Meeting Dates= 10/07-10/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:733 Beekeeping: Pest & Disease Management09/23-09/23  

* * * * * CLASS WITHDRAWN MC SO108. * * * * * * Maintaining healthy, productive colonies is essential for every new and experienced beekeeper to sustain their hives and honey production. Join a local beekeeper and business owner to learn about common insect pests and parasites, how to spot signs of disease and how to mitigate the effects to the colony and other honeybee colonies. Techniques to protect stored equipment from insect damagewill also be presented. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71403
  • Meeting Dates= 09/23-09/23
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:709 Crows: Something to Crow About10/04-10/04  

American Crows, prevalent across much of the continent, are distinguished by their large, all black features and cawing voices. Come explore the world of this exceptional bird including discussion of the behavior and problem solving tactics they display as they interact with their habitat. Learn about food sources, nesting and other interesting facts. Other local corvids (Blue Jays and Fish Crows) will be included in the discussion. Offered in partnership with St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71409
  • Meeting Dates= 10/04-10/04
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 232
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:732 Eclipses, Meteors and Comets09/30-09/30  

There is much more to the skies than just star gazing. Some of nature's most spectacular astronomical phenomena were at times terrifying in the past. They include lunar snd solar eclipses, meteor showers and bright comets - all of 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 program. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71334
  • Meeting Dates= 09/30-09/30
  • 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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314-984-7777
 
  Exploring Fall and Winter Night Skies10/23-10/30  

Class meets on Mondays 10/23, 10/30, and Wednesdays 10/25, 11/1. Learn how to use the unaided eye, binoculars or small to medium sized telescopes to find, identify and observe the astronomical objects and events of late fall and winter 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 11/3-11/5, details to be announced in class. Provide own transportation. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $41.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 70264
  • Meeting Dates= 10/23-10/30
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 232
  • Instructor= Klaus Malolepszy
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:709 Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight09/07-09/07  

* * * * CLASS WITHDRAWN SO-108 MC. * * * * 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! No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71405
  • Meeting Dates= 09/07-09/07
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight09/28-09/28  

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. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71406
  • Meeting Dates= 09/28-09/28
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - C Tower 221
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:730 Geology of Missouri10/07-10/07  

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.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71385
  • Meeting Dates= 10/07-10/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 106
  • Instructor= Jeffrey Smith
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
NATR:709 Great Horned Owls: Hunting and Feeding10/12-10/12  

Mark H.X. Glenshaw, an award-winning naturalist, has been observing, documenting and doing outreach with Great Horned Owls in Forest Park since December 2005. Mark has learned many of the owls' hunting perches and observed and documented many predatory attempts as well as seen the owls feed themselves and their many owlets. Join us for a fascinating insight into one of the most successful predators in the Americas. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71407
  • Meeting Dates= 10/12-10/12
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:715 Insects of Missouri10/04-10/04  

Join Chris Brown, research entomologist, conservationist and photographer as he shares information on the broad variety of insects with specific habitat associations within Missouri's ecoregions. Through close-up photos, you'll learn about the fantastic diversity, introductory level morphology and taxonomy along with some of the fascinating natural history aspects of Missouri's insects. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71326
  • Meeting Dates= 10/04-10/04
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:733 Introduction to Beekeeping12/02-12/02  

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. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71404
  • Meeting Dates= 12/02-12/02
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:709 Introduction to Bird Watching09/06-09/06  

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. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71408
  • Meeting Dates= 09/06-09/06
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 232
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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NATR:765 Master Naturalist Award - Fall 201708/13-12/22  

This section denotes the completion and award of the Master Naturalist program including a minimum of five credit classes, six Continuing Education classes and 25+ hours of volunteer service in the areas of nature, horticulture and ecology.

  • Registration Code= 201725 70163
  • Meeting Dates= 08/13-12/22
  • Meeting Days= TBA
  • Meeting Times= 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location=  
  • Instructor=  STAFF
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NATR:727 On the Brink Again? Recovering Two Endangered Wolves10/07-10/07  

* * * * * CLASS WITHDRAWN* * * * * Recovering a species from 14 individual animals, or even 7, is a challenging process. Both the red wolf (who was native to Missouri) and the Mexican gray wolf have come back from the brink of extinction by the passion and efforts of several facilities. Class will focus on the Endangered Wolf Center's key role in their recovery and the current status of each species in the wild now. A tour of the animals will be included. Call EWC at 636-938-5900 for directions and location details. Offered in partnership with the Endangered Wolf Center. Registration deadline 9/28. No refunds after this date. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist Certificate. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71500
  • Meeting Dates= 10/07-10/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Endangered Wolf Center 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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NATR:765 Unique Animals & Plants of Australia10/16-10/16  

Australia has been geographically isolated for over 45 million years resulting in an abundance of plants and animals that are found only on this continent (endemic). An amazing 80% of the mammal, reptile, frog and flowering plant species are endemic to Australia. Australia's diverse oceans support around 4,000 of the world's 22,000 types of fish. With its temperate and tropical rainforests, deserts, grasslands and coral reefs, this unique continent accounts for almost 10% of the total biodiversity of Earth. Biology professor Dave Tylka will show photos and discuss the remarkable natural histories of the larger, more unique animals and plants. Course meets the curriculum requirements for the Master Naturalist program. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71402
  • Meeting Dates= 10/16-10/16
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= David Tylka
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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NATR:723 Wildflowers of Late Summer08/24-08/24  

There is an abundance of yellow aster family plants blooming in the fall - appropriately referred to as DYCs-those 'Darn! Yellow Composites!" How do you tell them apart? Join native plant experts and learn to appreciate and identify the multitude of wildflowers of later summer with an emphasis on the yellow-flowered members of the Aster family that grow natively in the St. Louis area. Classroom discussion will be enriched with a weekend field trip where you will have an opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills. Field trip details to be discussed in class. Provide own transportation. Offered in partnership with the Missouri Native Plant Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71462
  • Meeting Dates= 08/24-08/24
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Science West Bldg 108
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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NATR:709 Woodpeckers11/07-11/07  

With the exception of Australia, almost every place in the world has woodpeckers. Closer to home, and depending on the season, Missouri is home to seven species. Join the St. Louis Audubon Society, and take an in-depth look at our local woodpecker species including adaptations compared to perching birds, facts about physical features, communication, habitats, sources of food, lifecycle, how they help trees and forests stay healthier and more. You'll also learn how you can attract woodpeckers and provide places for woodpeckers to feed and nest. Offered in partnership with St. Louis Audubon Society. Course meets the curriculum requirements of the Master Naturalist program. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71410
  • Meeting Dates= 11/07-11/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 232
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777