Master Naturalist Training
The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MCD) and University of Missouri Extension. Through these sponsors, a Franklin County Master Naturalist Training Course (PDF) is being offered January 9 – March 27, 2014, on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
The 12-week course will be held at the Training Center, East Central College, Union, Missouri and other locations in and around Franklin County. When students complete the course, they are expected to join a Missouri Master Naturalist chapter. There are three master naturalist chapters in the St. Louis area: Confluence, Great Rivers and in Franklin County the Miramiguoa Chapter. A Master Naturalist chapter becomes a resource for the community by providing knowledge and expertise for a variety of natural resource needs. Missouri Master Naturalists become part of a locally-based team of volunteers who work to conserve Missouri’s natural communities by surveying plants and animals, restoring landscapes to their natural splendor, help friends and neighbors appreciate the natural environment right in their back yards, and develop hands-on nature programs, new trails and educational sites. Naturalists gain a wealth of natural science information in many settings given by some of Missouri’s finest natural resource specialists and build new friendships with others who share a love of Missouri’s outdoors.
Registration (PDF) is now open and closes December 13, 2013. Class size is limited. The cost for the course is $110, payable at the time of registration. If you have questions concerning this training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Center 636-583-5141.
Child Care Workshops
Franklin County University of Missouri Extension is providing a fall series of "Building Better Child Care" for those that provide child care for children. Each session provides 2 clock hours towards licensing requirements. Sessions include: October 10, 2013 Music and Math - presented by, Sheila Yoder-Baer, BA, Music Instructor. On November 14, 2013, Getting to "Yes" - presented by, Dave Hileman, MS, Ed., 4-H Youth Specialist. December 12, 2013, "The States of Child Care: How Did We Get Here?". All classes are held at the Memorial Auditorium in Union, MO from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Call the University of Missouri Extension if you have questions, or would like to register 636-583-5141.
Franklin County 4-H Newsletter
November 2013 (PDF)
Quality for Keeps
This newsletter is issued April through October providing research-based information for safely preserving food and other helpful tips. Also included are delicious recipes for your garden bounty.
August 2013 (PDF)