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May 2017

Apple Blossom Races Practice Run

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Want to check out the Apple Blossom 10K race route before race day? Car Pool from CNC to the start at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, and run the 10K race route. The course is on paved roads and CNC's trail system-including paved, wood chipped and grass trails. There is no admission fee but space is limited so please RSVP at 651-437-4359.

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Apple Blossom Races (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2K Fun Run)

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Apple Blossom Races

For more information visit: http://carpenternaturecenter.org/plan-your-visit/annual-events/apple-blossom-race/

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Bird Banding

May 26 @ 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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June 2017

MN Campus Bird Hike

June 3 @ 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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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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Beekeeping 101

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Curious about what it takes to start your own honeybee hive? Join Tom Kieffer to learn the basics of beekeeping, from the startup equipment needed and managing the hive, to ways we can help honeybees and other pollinators in our environment. Get a close look at CNC’s honeybee hives. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359. Program Fee: FREE

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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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