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May 2019

Public Bird Banding

May 24 @ 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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June 2019

MN Bird Hike

June 1 @ 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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WI Campus Bird Hike

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 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.

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Nature Nuts Day Camp

June 17 - June 21
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(age 5 & 6 yr) 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 are June 17-21 (M-F) from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Program fee: $105 per participant OR $95 for “Friends of CNC”. To register or for more information call 651-437-4359.

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Outdoor Yoga

June 17 @ 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. There are two available sessions June 17 and 24. Program Fee: $6 per person for one session. 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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Fishing Fun

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Age 6-11 yr) 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. There are two sessions June 19 and July 10 to choose from or come to both! Program fee: $35 per child /$25 per child for “Friends of CNC” per session. To register…

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Outdoor Skills Day Camp

June 24 - June 25
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(age 10+) Have fun while trying a variety of outdoor skills including shelter and fire building, orienteering, fishing, archery, and more! Dates are June 24-25 (M-T) from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Program fee:$90 per participant OR $80 for “Friends of CNC." To register and for more information, please call 651-437-4359.

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Outdoor Yoga

June 24 @ 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. 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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Ornithologists Day Camp

June 26 - June 28
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Ages 11+) Learn about bird biology, identification, and conservation while hiking the grounds at CNC. Spend a day visiting The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota as well as the Bell Museum. This camp is June 26-28 (W-F) from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Program fee: $139 per participant  or $129 for "Friends of CNC". To register or for more information, please call 651-437-4359.

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Public Bird Banding

June 28 @ 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. For more information, please call 651-437-4359.

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