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December 2016

MN Campus Bird Hike

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 Wallis And Futuna Islands
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Monthly Bird Hikes 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…

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Amazing Animals: Cats

December 3 @ 12:00 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 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm for an awesome presentation about Cats! Felines are some of the most ferocious and skilled hunters in the world, and large cats such as cougars, lions, and tigers will even eat people! So how did these incredible predators become our friends?! Learn about various species of modern and ancient felines. Get to know the wild felines of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and learn how to protect their habitats. Explore the…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly Bird Hikes 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…

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Holiday Recycling Crafts

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 Wallis And Futuna Islands
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  ‘Tis the season to turn trash into treasure. Enjoy holiday refreshments while making ornaments and discover how to creatively gift wrap using paper from old phonebooks, newspapers and magazines. Decorate your own home, or give these projects as gifts. Program fee: $6 or $4 for “Friends of CNC”

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Preschool Story Time: Winter Woodlands

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 Wallis And Futuna Islands
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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…

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Bird Banding

December 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 Wallis And Futuna Islands
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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…

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January 2017

Amazing Animals: Reptiles & Amphibians

January 8, 2017 @ 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 Reptiles & Amphibians! Whether they’re slippery or scaly, reptiles and amphibians are amazing animals! Learn about the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians. Get to know some wild species of frogs, toads, turtles and snakes, and learn how to help protect their habitats. Discover what kinds of reptiles and amphibians are appropriate to keep as pets, and understand how to properly care for them. This presentation…

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February 2017

Amazing Animals: Birds

February 5, 2017 @ 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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