Offered through Continuing Education
Become a Master Naturalist. Explore the majesty of nature, the beauty of landscape and gardening, and the importance of ecology in our world. From home gardening to birdwatching and exploring nature, the Master Naturalist program has it all!
Explore the world of the magnificent little hummingbird. Learn about the habits and
happenings, as well as tips to improve your home environment to attract hummingbirds
to your garden and the best locations to view hummingbirds in the St. Louis area.
Offered in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society. Senior discount does not
NATR:709 | $25
S01 Tu 7-9 p.m.
June 19 MC - SO, 206
Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight
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
when you find yourself looking for owls after this course in a follow-up, instructor-led
Owl Prowl! Senior discount does not apply.
NATR:709 | $25
S02 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mark H.X. Glenshaw
July 26 FP - G Tower, 115
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the St. Louis Area
This class meets Tuesday and Saturday. With summer upon us, Missouri ponds and streams
will be teeming with insect life. Join us and explore the fascinating world of dragonflies
and damselflies in the St. Louis area. In class, you’ll study photographs to identify
field marks and learn about behavior patterns. Then, apply your new knowledge and
skills on the weekend field trip. Field trip location details to be discussed in class.
Provide own transportation. No nets or collecting, please. Binoculars and cameras
are helpful tools in the field. This class is offered in partnership with the North
American Butterfly Association, St. Louis Chapter. Senior discount does not apply.
NATR:715 | $35
S01 Tu 6-8 p.m. Yvonne Homeyer, Pat Garner
June 5 MC - SO, 204
Sa 10 a.m.-noon
June 9 Off Campus
Insects of Missouri
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 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. Senior discount does not apply. Room MC-SO
NATR:715 | $25
S02 W 6-8:30 p.m. Chris Brown
June 13 MC - SO, 108
Native Tree Identification
This class meets Tuesday and Saturday. Join Tom Ebeling of Forest ReLeaf of MO to
learn about Missouri tree identification through characteristics and samples such
as twigs, leaves, bark, fruit and more. First class is a lecture format on the Wildwood
campus followed by a weekend field trip at Rockwoods Reservation (one mile from campus)
2751 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for walking outdoors.
Resource booklets provided. Provide own transportation. Offered in partnership with
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. This Senior discount does not apply.
NATR:722 | $35
S01 Tu 6-8 p.m. Tom Ebeling
July 10 WW, 208
Sa 10 a.m.-noon
July 14 Rockwood Reservation
Geology of Missouri
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.
NATR:730 | $29 | SR $21.50
S01 Sa 9 a.m.-noon Jeffrey Smith
June 23 MC - SW, 106
Looking at Summer Night Skies
Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Observe and enjoy the night skies of summer.
Learn how to find and identify the constellations and planets of this summer with
the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes. Discover how to observe meteors, auroral
displays, artificial satellites and other naked eye phenomena. An introduction on
how to observe the moon, planets, stars, constellations and nebula with a telescope
will also be covered. Required: The current issue of Sky & Telescope (Sky Publishing)
and The Night Sky 30-40 degree planisphere (Large; North Latitude) Large Plastic 30-40
degrees Edition by David S. Chandler and David Chandler Company, $11.35 on amazon.com
or equivalent planisphere. ISBN-10: 0961320753 or ISBN-13: 978-0961320751. Field trip
to the Planetarium will be discussed in class.
NATR:732 | $59 | SR $36
S01 MW 7-9:30 p.m. Michael Malolepszy
July 9 – July 18 MC - SO, 111
Managing Hives for Honey Production: Extracting and Bottling Instruction
Designed for individuals who are currently involved in beekeeping, those who are thinking
about keeping bees and want to learn more about the harvesting of honey and folks
just interested in learning about the process. You’ll learn the concepts of honeybee
development and identifying seasonal patterns to prepare your colonies for honey production;
what to expect with a honey harvest, as well as when and how to process bottled local
honey. Come explore the different colors and flavors of honey, what makes honey different
from other sugars, and how to cook with and pair honey with other foods. Senior discount
does not apply.
NATR:733 | $29
S01 Tu 6-9 p.m. Jane Suene
June 19 MC - SO, 232
The Wonders of Weather with TV Meteorologist John Fuller
Join KPLR-TV Chief Meteorologist John Fuller as he shares his knowledge from the basics
of weather instruments to their function in making a forecast. Exciting labs will
have you building the weather maps seen on television and understanding the technical
terms. Fun experiments will demonstrate how rain, hail and tornadoes develop. We will
examine tornado case events and the dynamics behind them. Finally, we will explore
internet techniques that will make you the weather expert in your family or group
of friends in just three hours. If you have ever wondered why the sky is the color
blue, or why the weather changes so quickly, this class is for you!
NATR:734 | $29 | SR $21.50
S01 Sa 9 a.m.-noon John Fuller
June 16 MC - SO, 204
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