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July 2017

Explorers Day Camp

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Ages: 9-11 Dates: July 24-28, 2017 Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm  (Monday-Wednesday) and overnight from Thursday 9:00am to Friday 12:00pm Explore nature with us as we hike, make snacks, create projects, meet friends, and visit the beach nearly every day.  Snacks are provided, but participants should bring their own bag lunches and a water bottle.  On Thursday campers will pack up for a canoe adventure at a nearby lake and camp-out at CNC Thursday night through Friday morning.  Families are invited…

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Bird Banding

July 28 @ 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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Yoga on the Bluff

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Experience the beauty of the St. Croix River at the CNC while you move through a combination of yoga sequences and postures designed to align the body and mind. Bring your own mat and come prepared to be outside. Class will be held indoors in case of rain. This program is in partnership with Hastings YMCA. Yoga on the River Bluff will be held on 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, and 7/31. Program Fee is $6.00 per session or $30…

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August 2017

Preschool Story Time: Caterpillars and Butterflies

August 4 @ 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

August 5 @ 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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Meteor Madness

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Escape the city lights and spend a relaxing evening watching the Perseids meteor shower at CNC.  The Perseids are one of the brightest and most prolific meteor showers in the northern hemisphere. Under clear and dark skies, observers could expect to see up to 100 shooting stars an hour.  Our doors will be open until midnight, so bring your blanket or lawn chair, and come enjoy the beautiful night sky at your own leisure. There is no admission fee, but…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

August 12 @ 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 Banding

August 25 @ 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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Carpenter Art Festival

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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CNC welcomes you to the Wisconsin Campus to celebrate art and nature. Enjoy music, fine arts and crafts and beautiful scenery. The event will take place rain or shine. Please note that the vendors will accept cash or checks only, and that a portion of all profits will support CNC.   This event will take place at CNC's Wisconsin Campus at 300 E. Cove Rd., Hudson. .

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September 2017

Autumn in the Valley Gala

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join Carpenter Nature Center’s Board of Directors for a wonderful evening along the bluffs of the St. Croix River. Each year friends and community partners spend an evening raising funds to support  K-12 environmental education at CNC. The event will be held at Carpenter Nature Center in the River Bluff Pavilion which has a spectacular view of the St. Croix River. This event is a fun way to support a great cause. Guests enjoy tours of the trails, mingling near…

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