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December 2019

WI Campus Bird Hike

December 14 @ 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, High School students, and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming. *notice time change*

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Public Bird Banding

December 27 @ 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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January 2020

Mindfulness in Nature

January 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNC Trailside Lodge, 12355 St. Croix Trail South
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Take some time to connect with the power and fragility of nature. Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program every Sunday in January. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing stories of environmental awareness. Program fee is $15.00 each session or $10.00 each for “Friends of CNC”. For more information or to RSVP, please call 651-437-4359.

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Preschool Story Time: Snowflake Season

January 10, 2020 @ 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.  Program fee: $5.00 per child or $3.00 per preschooler for “Friends of CNC”; no charge for accompanying adult.…

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Adult Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

January 10, 2020 @ 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: $12.00 per person or $10.00 for “Friends of CNC.” Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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Family Ice Fishing at Lake Rebecca

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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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WI Campus Bird Hike

January 11, 2020 @ 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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Mindfulness in Nature

January 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNC Trailside Lodge, 12355 St. Croix Trail South
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Take some time to connect with the power and fragility of nature. Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program every Sunday in January. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing stories of environmental awareness. Program fee is $15.00 each session or $10.00 each for “Friends of CNC”. For more information or to RSVP, please call 651-437-4359.

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Family Snowshoe Hike

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Have some fun outside in the snow! Bring the whole family for a snowshoe hike, guided by our naturalists here at CNC. We will be exploring the trails, looking for animal tracks, listening for birds, and breathing in the fresh winter air. CNC has snowshoes for all sizes. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes if desired, and be sure to dress for the weather. Program fee includes snowshoe rental and is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 10,…

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Mindfulness in Nature

January 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNC Trailside Lodge, 12355 St. Croix Trail South
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Take some time to connect with the power and fragility of nature. Join instructor Tonya Schmitt, MEd and RYT-500 yoga teacher for a gentle hour-long program every Sunday in January. Engage in sensory-focused mindfulness by breathing deeply, performing simple movements, being in nature, and hearing stories of environmental awareness. Program fee is $15.00 each session or $10.00 each for “Friends of CNC”. For more information or to RSVP, please call 651-437-4359.

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