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October 2017

Youth Archery at Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve, 13690 Pine Bend Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068 United States
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Come out to Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve Archery Trail to get pointers from local archery experts on the practice range, and then test your skills on the course. Shoot targets from both ground and tower stations at a variety of distances on diverse terrain. Program made possible by a grant from the MNDNR, a partnership with Kruger Farms krugerfarms.com, and facility use courtesy of Dakota County Parks. Recommended for ages 12+. BRING YOUR OWN BOW. Space is limited, and …

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November 2017

Preschool Story Time: Pigeons

November 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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MN Campus Bird Hike

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join bird expert Kevin Smith 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.  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 coming.

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Home School: Rocks & Minerals

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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CNC’s Home School Programs are created to offer students in home schools an opportunity to meet other children, take part in environmental education programs, and enjoy the outdoors. In this program, students will learn about the difference between a mineral and a rock, study a variety of earth materials, and discover the geological forces that have shaped the history of the St. Croix River Valley. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Program Fee: $6 per student or $4 for “Friends…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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 around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars 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 and let us know you are coming.

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Peanut Line Hike

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Meet at CNC to carpool and hike the new Point Douglas Regional Trail. We'll look for signs of the old ferry crossing and other historical features as we walk on the old railway bed for the Peanut Line. Reservations are required, so please call 651-437-4359 to reserve your spot. Program Fee: FREE.

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Bird Banding

November 24 @ 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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December 2017

Preschool Story Time: Who Hibernates?

December 1 @ 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

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join bird expert Kevin Smith 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.  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 coming.

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WI Campus Bird Hike

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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 around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars 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 and let us know you are coming.

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