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January 2017

Scout Day: Winter Survival

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Have fun outdoors and make new friends while working to earn badges. Cub and Girl Scouts, ages 8-11, are welcome to participate in this outdoor experience. Space is limited so call 651-437-4359 to pre-register and ask about how this program meets badge requirements. Program Fee: $6.00 per scout; no charge for group leaders.  

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Bird Banding

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about?  Banding records help us learn how long birds live, where they travel, when they migrate and many other interesting facts. CNC has been banding birds for over 30 years. Our bird banders welcome you to see songbirds up close and learn about the birds who share our ecosystem. Banding runs continuously for the full 3 ½ hours but visitors may come and go at any time. Please call ahead so…

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February 2017

MN Campus Bird Hike

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join expert birders on a morning hike around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars available to use or bring your own. Minnesota Campus hikes are led by bird expert Kevin Smith & Wisconsin Campus hikes are led by the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are…

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Amazing Animals: Birds

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Angel’s Pet World, 105 2nd St. S.
Hudson, WI
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  Come join us at Angel’s Pet World for an awesome presentation about Birds! Birds of a feather flock together, and you should flock to Angel’s Pet World to learn about bird bodies and what makes birds different from other animal groups. Get to know some kinds of birds that soar through the skies of the St. Croix River Valley, and understand how you can protect their habitat. Learn how the staff at Carpenter Nature Center studies song birds and…

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Preschool Story Time: Squirrels

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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CNC’s Preschool Story Times are designed to introduce young children, ages 2 through 5 (with a parent or guardian), to nature in a fun and safe environment. We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Please call 651-437-4359 to register. Program fee: $5.00 per child or $3.00 per preschooler for “Friends of CNC”; no charge…

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Adult Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Enjoy a winter night under the moonlight with a relaxing snowshoe hike at CNC. After the hike, warm up by the fire and enjoy fresh popcorn and hot apple cider. Snowshoes provided or bring your own; dress for the weather. Program Fee: $10.00 per person or $7.00 for "Friends of CNC."

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WI Campus Owl Prowl

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your own. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC.” Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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MN Starwatch with Mike Lynch

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch to watch the great celestial show in the skies. Get to know the constellations and some of the stories behind them. Use telescopes to view Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders. Even if it’s cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch “Cloud Check” for a future Starwatch Class. Dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Program Fee:…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join expert birders on a morning hike around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars available to use or bring your own. Minnesota Campus hikes are led by bird expert Kevin Smith & Wisconsin Campus hikes are led by the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are…

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Bird Banding

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about?  Banding records help us learn how long birds live, where they travel, when they migrate and many other interesting facts. CNC has been banding birds for over 30 years. Our bird banders welcome you to see songbirds up close and learn about the birds who share our ecosystem. Banding runs continuously for the full 3 ½ hours but visitors may come and go at any time. Please call ahead so…

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