MN Campus Owl Banding

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033. Learn about the migration patterns of Northern Saw-whet Owls. Join our researchers as they venture out to band some of our native owls.  This program is weather dependent. Program fee: […]

Apple Fest

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 Celebrate the harvest at Carpenter Nature Center’s annual Apple Festival. This event is held snow or shine. Enjoy pick-your-own apples, cider-making demonstrations, live music, live animal programs, children’s activities, and more! Learn about the animals of […]

WI Campus Bird Hike

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI 54016 Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $5 per participant or free for SCVBC […]

Apples & Ales

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝟔𝟓𝟏-𝟒𝟑𝟕-𝟒𝟑𝟓𝟗 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝟐𝟏+ 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞. Cost $30 / Person Enjoy a fall evening in the Apple Orchard at Carpenter Nature Center. We will learn about the interworkings of an orchard, see an old-fashioned cider press, and even pick a few […]

Food Adventures Day Camp

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

October 20th & 21st, 2022 | 9:00am - 4:00pm Explore the connection between the environment and food production through a variety of hands-on field trips to local farms and orchards. Open to middle school students. Program Fee: $50 per student. Scholarships available. Call 651-437-4359 for more information and to register. This camp is made possible […]

$50

Public Bird Banding

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 Join CNC’s expert bird banders as they catch, band, and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Program fee: Free. For more information please call 651-437-4359.

Preschool Story Time: Costumes & Critters

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a fun and safe environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes […]

WI Campus Owl Banding

Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center 279 South Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus, 279 South Cove Road, Hastings, MN 55033 Learn about the migration patterns of Northern Saw-whet Owls. Join our researchers as they venture out to band some of our native owls.  This program is weather dependent. Program fee: FREE.

MN Campus Bird Hike

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 Join an expert birder 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 […]

Owls & Ales

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝟔𝟓𝟏-𝟒𝟑𝟕-𝟒𝟑𝟓𝟗 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝟐𝟏+ 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞. Cost $30 / Person Enjoy an after-hours hike in the scenic St. Croix River valley at Carpenter Nature Center. After our eyes adjust, we will head out on trail to watch and listen for some […]