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May 2017

Preschool Story Time: Flowers

May 5 @ 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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MN Campus Bird Hike

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 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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WI Campus Bird Hike

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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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 Migration Celebration

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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8:00 a.m. Morning Bird Walk 8:00-11:00 a.m. Bird Banding 11:00 a.m. Habitat Hike Activities will be ongoing throughout the morning. There will be a welcome tent with refreshments and information on birds and habitat, children’s activities, and informal hikes through the prairie. This event is part of the Tropical Wings St. Croix River Flyway Bird Migration Celebration which takes place May 11-15 . Fee: FREE This event takes place at CNC's Wisconsin Campus at 300 E. Cove Road, Hudson.

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Wisconsin Campus Bioblitz

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Learn from bird, insect, reptile, amphibian, and plant experts in a fun day of citizen science as we try to discover how many species are found on the WI campus. Join inventory teams in the restored prairie and through wooded bluffs to discover, count, and document different types of plants and animal species. No experience necessary, and all ages are welcome! Reservations are encouraged.  Please call 651-437-4359  to sign up or for more information.

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Apple Blossom Races Practice Run

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Want to check out the Apple Blossom 10K race route before race day? Car Pool from CNC to the start at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, and run the 10K race route. The course is on paved roads and CNC's trail system-including paved, wood chipped and grass trails. There is no admission fee but space is limited so please RSVP at 651-437-4359.

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Apple Blossom Races (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2K Fun Run)

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Apple Blossom Races

For more information visit: http://carpenternaturecenter.org/plan-your-visit/annual-events/apple-blossom-race/

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Bird Banding

May 26 @ 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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June 2017

MN Campus Bird Hike

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 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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WI Campus Bird Hike

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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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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