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November 2017

Bird Banding

November 24 @ 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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December 2017

Preschool Story Time: Who Hibernates?

December 1 @ 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

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join bird expert Kevin Smith on a morning hike around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars available to use or bring your own.  Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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WI Campus Bird Hike

December 9 @ 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 around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars 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 and let us know you are coming.

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Bird Banding

December 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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January 2018

Advanced Ice Fishing at CNC – Part 1 Classroom

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Children ages 10+ with a strong interest in fishing can register for this two-part program that explores the advanced art and science of ice fishing. This classroom session at CNC is a pre-requisite for the off-site field trips to North Lake. In this session get the tips and tricks for successful ice-fishing from the experts. Learn about ice safety, fish species and habitats, ice fishing gear and techniques, and much more. Must register by December 30. Please call 651-437-4359 to…

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MN Campus Bird Hike

January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join bird expert Kevin Smith on a morning hike around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars available to use or bring your own. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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Preschool Story Time: Ice Fishing

January 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Children ages 2 to 5 years are invited to CNC to begin exploring the world of ice fishing through storytelling, games, and hiking to CNC pond where cameras will reveal life under the ice. Reservations are required and space is limited, so call 651-437-4359 to RSVP. Program Fee: $5 per child or $3 per child for “Friends of CNC”; no charge for adults.

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MN Campus Owl Prowl

January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. If there is enough snow cover, snowshoes will be provided or you may bring your own. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC.” Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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Advanced Ice Fishing at North Lake – Part 2 Field Trip

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
North Lake Minnesota 55089 + Google Map

Children ages 10+ with a strong interest in fishing can register for this two-part program that explores the advanced art and science of ice fishing. Meet at North Lake to explore this local fishing hot spot. Learn how to select a location, drill a hole, and land top quality fish. Instructors are local ice fishing guides and fisheries experts. Students must attend the classroom session to register for one of the field sessions. Must register by December 30. Please call…

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