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January 2021

Wisconsin Campus Snowshoe Rental

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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January 23 & 24      10:00 am – 3:00 pm   Explore the trails at our Wisconsin campus on snowshoes. Whether you prefer to walk through the prairie or go into the woods, there is plenty to discover in the winter landscape. Starting at 300 East Cove Road, you can rent snowshoes for $5.00 a pair, pick up a trail map and head out on the trails. We will need a good six inch base of snow cover for snowshoeing, but if…

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Wisconsin Campus Snowshoe Rental

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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$5

January 23 & 24      10:00 am – 3:00 pm   Explore the trails at our Wisconsin campus on snowshoes. Whether you prefer to walk through the prairie or go into the woods, there is plenty to discover in the winter landscape. Starting at 300 East Cove Road, you can rent snowshoes for $5.00 a pair, pick up a trail map and head out on the trails. We will need a good six inch base of snow cover for snowshoeing, but if…

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Frosty Forty Weekly Theme: Move Differently

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Move and explore differently this week. If you normally hike, try snowshoeing; if you normally run, try skiing or maybe even a night hike. There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors! Inspire others to try something new by posting on the Frosty Forty Event Page or using the hashtag #Frosty40.   Registration is open until February 8th. For more information and registration forms head to Frosty Forty Registration.

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Preschool Story Time: Shadows in the Snow

January 26 - January 31
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Even though we are not able to meet in person for our monthly story time, preschoolers and their adults can come to the Nature Center for their own winter exploration. We will have materials available for you to do some activities outside at the Nature Center on your own and a take home craft. The supplies will be available from January 26 - 31 during our open hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. There is no fee but donations will…

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Full Moon Walk

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Venture out on the night of the full moon for an evening walk. Depending on snow conditions this will either be a walk on the paved trail or snowshoeing on a designated route. Snowshoe rental will be available for $5.00 a pair if there is adequate snow cover. Sign up individually or with your family group. We are staggering the start times with a limited number of people at each time to provide for social distancing. Please wear your face…

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February 2021

Frosty Forty Weekly Theme: Support a Local Business

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This week, support your local small businesses. Keep warm on your hike with a drink from your favorite coffee shop or order takeout from your favorite eatery as a reward for getting in your miles this week! Give your favorite local business a shot out when you post on the Frosty Forty Event Page or by using the hashtag #Frosty40.   Registration is open until February 8th. For more information and registration forms head to Frosty Forty Registration. 

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Frosty 40: Registration Closes

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Today is the last day to register for the Frosty Forty! There are still 6 weeks left to get in your 40 miles in celebration of Carpenter Nature Centers 40th anniversary. You can run, walk, snowshoe or cross country ski. This is a great chance to explore the trails at Carpenter's Minnesota and Wisconsin Campuses and a great reason to get out in nature. For more information please head to Frosty 40 Details and Registration 

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Frosty Forty Weekly Theme: Wear a Silly Costume or Outfit

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This week, wear a silly costume or outfit as you checkoff your miles! Share the fun by posting a selfie on the Frosty Forty Event Page or using the hashtag #Frosty40. The silliest costumes will be featured on our main Facebook Page. Today is the last day to register for the Frosty Forty! Use our online registration tool to sign up today.

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Valentine’s Day Candlelight Walk

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Celebrate Valentine's Day your family bubble or pod of friends by taking a candlelit walk on the bluffs overlooking the St. Croix River. The ¾ mile candlelit trail is paved and plowed throughout the winter. Reservations are required and space is limited. Start times begin at 5 PM and end at 9 PM. Start times are staggered every 15 minutes to allow for social distancing. Masks are requested at check-in and wherever social distancing is not possible. There is no…

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Frosty Forty Weekly Theme: “Keeping Tally”

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This week’s theme is “Keeping Tally”. Take time to slow down and appreciate nature this week by keeping a tally of something in nature as you get in your miles. Examples could be the number of bird species you see, types of animal tracks, different tree species you identified, the choice is yours! Share your findings on the Frosty Forty Event Page or by using the hashtag #Frosty40.   If you still need a mileage tracker, find a printable version…

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