Explore Nature, Ecology and Horticulture – Become a Master Naturalist

By on March 8, 2017
Explore Nature, Ecology and Horticulture - Become a Master Naturalist

Educated and trained Master Naturalists are a valuable resource to the community in sharing their knowledge through volunteer and professional opportunities at nature and green facilities throughout the greater St. Louis area.

The Master Naturalist program is offered in partnership with:

  • St. Louis Audubon Society
  • Missouri Native Plant Society
  • North American Butterfly Association
  • St. Louis Astronomical Society
  • Endangered Wolf Center
  • Forest ReLeaf of Missouri
  • St. Louis Community College / STLCC Continuing Education
  • STLCC Biology Department
  • STLCC Horticulture Department

St. Louis Community College Continuing Education offers individuals the opportunity to earn a Master Naturalist noncredit certificate for completing all components of the program which includes credit and non-credit classes, as well as volunteer service.

Register today for these non-credit classes by calling 314-984-7777 or online at https://classes.stlcc.edu/CE_Registration/.

For more information visit the Master Naturalist website and download the Spring Master Naturalist program catalog (pdf).

Topic areas include:

Ecology

  • It’s OK to Eat the Weeds-Wild Edible Plants of Spring
  • Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket
  • Backyard Chickens for the Beginner

Landscape and Gardening

  • Vegetable Gardening
  • All About Herbs
  • Sun and Shade Perennials: What’s Best for the Midwest?
  • Gardening Under Trees and Other Tough Spaces
  • Soil and Composting: Get the ‘Dirt’ on Successful Gardening
  • The ‘Deer Free’ Zone
  • Really Green Thumbs
  • The ‘Other’ Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers and Shrubs

Nature

  • Nature Walk
  • Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Forest Park Owls: Mating, Nesting and Owlets
  • Owls of Missouri
  • Waterfowl
  • Introduction to Bird Watching
  • Monarchs and Milkweed
  • Spring Butterflies
  • On the Brink Again? Recovering Two Endangered Wolves
  • Geology of Missouri
  • Introduction to Beekeeping

Course topics and titles change every semester.

Summer 2017 Sneak Peak

This summer our line-up of classes includes several new classes:

  • Indoor Composting: Make and Take Home a Bokashi Bucket
  • Backyard Chickens for the Beginner
  • Chicken Safety and Trapping Options
  • All About Herbs
  • Hot Summer Heat: Keeping Your Yard & Garden Alive
  • Fertilizer & pH ABCs (NEW)
  • Small Yard Landscape and Gardening
  • Container Gardening
  • Propagating Missouri Native Plants (NEW)
  • The ‘Other’ Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers & Shrubs
  • Nature Walk – Wildflowers, Woods and Prairies (NEW)
  • Waders (NEW)
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of the St. Louis Area
  • Insects of Missouri (NEW)
  • Native Tree Identification
  • Looking at Summer Night Skies
  • Managing Hives for Honey Production, Extracting & Bottling Instruction
  • The Wonders of Weather with TV Meteorologist John Fuller

About Timothy Gallo

Timothy is the Marketing Manager for the Continuing Education program at St. Louis Community College. Tim has over 15 years of experience working with Continuing Education program design and development, instructional design, training and development, project management, program/course development, and marketing.

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