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January 2019

Public Bird Banding

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

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Family Ice Fishing Days at Lake Rebecca

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Rebecca, 415 Lock & Dam Road
Hastings, MN 55033
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Learn about ice safety, fish species and habitat, ice fishing gear and techniques, and more. Instruction provided in part by the National Parks Service, the world-renowned experts from In-Depth Outdoors®, and local high school ice angling teams. The program is free, but REGISTRATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED in order to ensure there is enough equipment for all participants. Call 651-437-4359 to register and schedule arrival time.

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February 2019

WI Campus Owl Prowl

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your own. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC.” Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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MN Campus Owl Prowl

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your own. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC.” Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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WI Campus Bird Hike

February 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 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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Family Ice Fishing Days at Lake Rebecca

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Rebecca, 415 Lock & Dam Road
Hastings, MN 55033
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Learn about ice safety, fish species and habitat, ice fishing gear and techniques, and more. Instruction provided in part by the National Parks Service, the world-renowned experts from In-Depth Outdoors®, and local high school ice angling teams. The program is free, but REGISTRATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED in order to ensure there is enough equipment for all participants. Call 651-437-4359 to register and schedule arrival time.

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Preschool Story Time: I Love Owls

February 15 @ 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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Adult Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Enjoy a winter night under the moonlight with a relaxing snowshoe hike at CNC. After the hike, warm up by the fire and enjoy fresh popcorn and hot apple cider. Snowshoes provided or bring your own; dress for the weather. Program Fee: $10.00 per person or $7.00 for "Friends of CNC." Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.  

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Public Bird Banding

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Earth Day Bird Festival

Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

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Masters of the Sky

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Masters of the Sky

Presented by the World Bird Sanctuary February 23 & February 24                 11:00 a.m. •  1:00 p.m.•  3:00 p.m. The World Bird Sanctuary staff from St. Louis, Missouri, will be coming to CNC to present a captivating program about birds of prey. Visitors will learn about raptors from around the world. Experience live hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures up close and in free-flight. The presenters will introduce methods to help protect raptors and…

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