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July 2017

WI Campus: Birding in the Prairie

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join Missy Sparrow of the Wisconsin DNR, and Jen Vieth, CNC’s director, for an evening bird hike through the prairie. Binoculars will be available to use or bring your own.

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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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St. Croix Valley Scramble Golf Tournament

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Enjoy a day of golf at the Afton Alps Golf Course and support Carpenter Nature Center! All proceeds from this event support K-12 environmental education programming at CNC. It will be a fun 18-hole best ball tournament with a 1:00 p.m. shot gun start. Fees include box lunches, greens fees, carts, dinner, door and a donation to CNC. Hole sponsorships are available. Please visit the CNC website or call the office to request a golfer or sponsor registration form. For…

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Yoga on the River Bluff

July 24 @ 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

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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