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June 2018

Nature Nuts Day Camp

June 18 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 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, and explore CNC’s trails every day as we learn about the many plants and animals that make their home at CNC. Participants must bring their own snacks, and families are invited to a family picnic on Friday at noon. Dates:      June 18-22 Times:     9:00am – noon Program Fee: $99 per participant OR $89 for “Friends of CNC”. For more information on registering for summer camp, please visit: https://carpenternaturecenter.org/plan-your-visit/programs/summer-camp/#tab-id-4

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Fishing Fun Day Camp

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Single half day adventures for children ages 6-11 Come to CNC for a half day of fishing fun. Bring your own rod and reel if you have one, or use one provided. The majority of the time will be at the river so please be prepared with a water bottle, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Dates :  June 20 & July 11, 2018 (Register for one or both of them!) Time:  1:00 pm—4:00 pm Program fee:  $30 per child /$20 per child…

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Natural Challenges: Yoga on the Bluff

June 20 @ 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

June 22 @ 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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Raptor Camp

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Spend a day at CNC and The Raptor Center of the U of MN learning about amazing birds of prey! On day one, learn raptor basics, play predator-prey games, and observe raptors in the wild while you hike at CNC. Then, spend day two at The Raptor Center meeting their birds, observing raptor care, and learning about the process of rehabilitating an injured bird of prey.  Transportation to The Raptor Center is provided. When: June 25-27,  from 9:00 a.m.— 4:00…

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Youth Archery

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Children ages 6—12 years are invited to visit CNC to learn the basics of archery from local experts. Start with learning about archery technique and safety, and then try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow. No experience necessary, and all equipment is provided. This program is being offered for free thanks to a generous grant from the MN DNR and our expert volunteer team. Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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Natural Challenges: Yoga on the Bluff

June 27 @ 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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July 2018

Preschool Storytime: Secrets Under Stones

July 6 @ 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

July 7 @ 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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Pioneers Day Camp

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Summer Camp

Pioneers  (Ages 7 & 8) We will make crafts, play games, and explore CNC’s trails every day as we learn about the many plants and animals that make their home at CNC. Participants must bring their own snacks, and families are invited to a family picnic on Friday at noon. Dates:  July 9-13, 2018 Times:  9:00am – noon Program Fee: $99 per participant OR $89 for “Friends of CNC.” Learn more about summer camp and registration here!

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