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June 2017

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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Preschool Story Time: Toads

June 16 @ 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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Nature Nuts Day Camp

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Nature Nuts  (Ages 5 & 6) We will make crafts, play games, have a snack, and explore CNC’s trails every day as we learn about the many plants and animals that make their home at CNC.  Snacks provided.  Families are invited to a family picnic on Friday at noon. Dates:      June 19-23 Times:     9:00am – noon Program Fee: $99 per participant OR $89 for “Friends of CNC”.

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Yoga on the River Bluff

June 19 @ 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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Bird Banding

June 23 @ 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 River Bluff

June 26 @ 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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Canoe Trip

June 27 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Dates: June 27-29, 2017 Ages: 12 and up. Join experienced naturalists for a three day/two night canoe trip on the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers. We’ll canoe about 17 miles and spend two nights camping along the shores of these scenic rivers. Program Fee: $225 per participant or $215 for “Friends of CNC”

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July 2017

MN Campus Bird Hike

July 1 @ 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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Raptor Camp

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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  Spend a day at CNC and The Raptor Center of the U of MN learning about amazing birds of prey! On day one, learn raptor basics, play predator-prey games, and observe raptors in the wild while you hike at CNC. Then, spend day two at The Raptor Center meeting their birds, observing raptor care, and learning about the process of rehabilitating an injured bird of prey.  Transportation to The Raptor Center is provided. When: July 6 & 7, from…

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Fishing Fun Day Camp

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Single half day adventures for children ages 6-11 Come to CNC for a half day of fishing fun. Bring your own rod and reel if you have one, or use one provided. The majority of the time will be at the river so please be prepared with a water bottle, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Dates :  July 6 & July 19*, 2017 (Register for one or both of them!) Time:  1:00 pm—4:00 pm Program fee:  $30 per child /$20 per child for…

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