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July 2019

Explorers Day Camp

July 22 - July 26
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Ages 9-11) Explore nature with us as we hike, create projects, meet friends, and visit the beach nearly every day. Participants should bring their own bag lunches, snacks, and a water bottle. On Thursday campers will pack up for a canoe adventure at a nearby lake and camp-out at CNC Thursday night through Friday morning. Families are invited to a family picnic on Friday at noon. Dates are July 22-26 (M-F) with varying times depending on day of week. Monday-Wednesday…

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St. Croix Valley Scramble Golf Tournament

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Afton Alps Golf Course MN United States

The St. Croix Valley Scramble is a fundraising golf event benefiting Carpenter Nature Center. Each year business and community golfers gather at a local area golf course for this popular fundraiser, which includes many prizes, hole contests and a banquet. It’s a wonderful afternoon of golf and friendship. Save the date and plan your Scramble Foursome. For more information and registration, please call 651-437-4359. To sign up follow the link here, https://carpenternaturecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Scramble-2018-Flyer.pdf

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Outdoor Yoga

July 22 @ 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 July 1,8,15,22 (M). 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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Public Bird Banding

July 26 @ 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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Namekagon Canoe Trip

July 30 - August 1
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Ages 12 yrs & up)  Build your outdoor confidence. Join us for a three day/two night canoe trip on the Namekagon and St Croix Rivers. We’ll canoe about 17 miles and spend 2 nights camping along the shores of these scenic rivers. Canoeing experience a plus but not required. We supply canoes, paddles, food, cooking equipment, tents, transportation, PFDs, and our expertise. This is sure to be a fun and challenging experience. Full and partial scholarships are available. Dates are…

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August 2019

MN Bird Hike

August 3 @ 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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Preschool Story Time: Wacky Worms

August 9 @ 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. To…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

August 10 @ 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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Public Bird Banding

August 23 @ 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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Carpenter Art Festival

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Celebrating Art & Nature in the St. Croix Valley. Music, Fine Arts, Food, Drink, Beautiful Scenery, and Live Animals. Located at the Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus –300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI. Participating artists donate a portion of their proceeds to support environmental education at Carpenter Nature Center. Cash and Checks only, please. Thank you.

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