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June 2014
$5/$3 for "friends" of CNC

Preschool Story Time: June Jumpers

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

During Storytime programs, preschoolers will listen to nature stories read by a CNC naturalist, go on a short hike outdoors to observe nature, make a nature craft to bring home, and meet live animals (when animals are appropriate to the program topic.) $5.00/$3.00 (‘Friends’ of CNC) per child. For information on the above programs, please contact the Program Director or call the Nature Center at 651-437-4359.

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ST CROIX GOLF SCRAMBLE – Afton Alps

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Raptors at Afton Strawberry Fest

June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 4:00 pm

Come see the CNC Raptors make an appearance at the Afton Strawberry Fest. Please check out their website for more information about Strawberry Fest!  http://aftonartfair.com/?110040

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$95 per participant or $80 for “Friends of CNC”

Nestlings Day Camp

June 23 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 12:00 pm
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

Attention this camp is currently full for this year please check back next  year for information on Summer Camp in 2015. A multi-day adventure in nature, for children ages 5 – 7 years old. We will make crafts, play games, have a snack, and explore as we learn to be comfortable in nature, with other kids, and in a camp setting. Snacks provided. Families are invited to a “Family Picnic” on Friday at noon.

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Public Bird Banding

June 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about?  This is your chance to see songbirds up close and to watch the experts band birds at Carpenter Nature Center. Bird banding records can help us learn how long the birds live, where they travel, when and where they migrate and many other interesting facts. Carpenter Nature Center has been banding birds for over 26 years and still meets weekly to capture, record, band and release songbirds.  Donations of sunflower…

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July 2014
$30 per participant or $20 for “Friends of CNC”

Fishing Fun Day Camp

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

Single half-day adventures for children 6-11 years old Come to CNC for a 1/2 day of fishing fun! Bring your own rod and reel or use one provided. The majority of time will be at the river so bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and dress to be outside. We’re off fishing!

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$5/$3 for "friends" of CNC

Preschool Story Time: Flying Turtles

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

During Storytime programs, preschoolers will listen to nature stories read by a CNC naturalist, go on a short hike outdoors to observe nature, make a nature craft to bring home, and meet live animals (when animals are appropriate to the program topic.) $5.00/$3.00 (‘Friends’ of CNC) per child. For information on the above programs, please contact the Program Director or call the Nature Center at 651-437-4359.

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Free for CNC members and YMCA members, all others $6 for one class or $30 for all 6 classes

Outdoor Yoga at Carpenter Nature Center

July 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

Experience the beauty of the St. Croix River at the Carpenter Nature Center while you move through a combination of yoga sequences and postures designed to align the body and mind. Stay for a scenic walk on the paths or head indoors to see the exhibits in the visitor’s center. Bring your own mat. Classes will be held every Saturday from July 19-August 23 at 8:30 am.  Purchase one class for $6 or the full 6 classes for $30. Free…

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Schaefer Prairie Bird Banding Event

July 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy,
Glencoe, MN United States
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$165 per participant or $145 for “Friends of CNC”

Fledglings Day Camp

July 21 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center – Minnesota Campus

This camp is currently full for this year, please check back next year for summer camp information in 2015. A multi-day adventure for children ages 8 -11 years old. July 21st-25th 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Campout from 9:00 a.m. Thursday through noon on Friday. Explore nature with us as we hike, make snacks, create projects, meet friends, and visit the beach nearly everyday. Snacks provided but students bring their own lunches. After a fun-filled…

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