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July 2018

Natural Challenges: Yoga on the Bluffs

July 18 @ 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 while moving through a combination of yoga sequences designed to align the body and mind. Bring your own mat. Program Fee: $6 per person for one session or $30 per person for all six sessions (June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1). FREE for Hastings YMCA and CNC members, although a donation to help cover the cost of instruction is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by calling 651-437-4359.

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Birding in the Wisconsin Prairie

July 18 @ 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 CNC Director Jen Vieth for a hike through the prairie. Look for blooming forbs and grasses and listen for birds. Binoculars available or bring your own. Space is limited and registration is required, so call 651-437-4359 to reserve your spot. Program Fee: $6 per participant or $4 for ‘Friends of CNC.’

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Natural Challenges: Yoga on the Bluffs

July 25 @ 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 while moving through a combination of yoga sequences designed to align the body and mind. Bring your own mat. Program Fee: $6 per person for one session or $30 per person for all six sessions (June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1). FREE for Hastings YMCA and CNC members, although a donation to help cover the cost of instruction is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by calling 651-437-4359.

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Bird Banding

July 27 @ 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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Explorers Day Camp

July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm

Ages: 9-11 Dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018 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, create projects, meet friends, and visit the beach nearly every day. Participants should bring their own bag lunches, snacks, 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 to a…

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August 2018

Natural Challenges: Yoga on the Bluffs

August 1 @ 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 while moving through a combination of yoga sequences designed to align the body and mind. Bring your own mat. Program Fee: $6 per person for one session or $30 per person for all six sessions (June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1). FREE for Hastings YMCA and CNC members, although a donation to help cover the cost of instruction is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by calling 651-437-4359.

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MN Campus Bird Hike

August 4 @ 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 birder, Kevin Smith, on a morning hike around the Nature Center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars are available to use or bring your own. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC,” Hastings Environmental Protectors, Hastings High School students and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359.

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Preschool Storytime: Bountiful Bugs

August 10 @ 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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Meteor Madness

August 10 @ 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 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors, Hastings High School students, and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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