Minnesota Campus Owl Prowl

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. This time of year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike for adults to look and listen for these owls. Program Fee: $8.00 per person or $5.00 for “Friends of CNC.”

Minnesota Campus Bird Hike

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. 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 your own. Program fee: $5.00 or free for “Friends of CNC,” Hastings Environmental […]

Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Facemasks requested during check-in and when participants are closer than 6 feet. Program fee: $5 per participant or  free for SCVBC […]

Ice Fishing at Lake Rebecca

Lake Rebecca 415 Lock & Dam Road, Hastings, MN

Learn about ice safety, fish species and habitat, ice fishing gear and techniques, and more! Instruction, equipment, and bait provided. For more information and to register, contact Paige Marschall of Hastings Parks & Rec at (651)-480-6182. Program fee: Free January 8 and February 12 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preschool Story Time

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. 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. Facemasks requested for the indoor portions of the program. Program Fee: $6 per child […]

Adult Moonlight Guided Snowshoe Hike: MN Campus

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Enjoy a moonlit evening with a guided snowshoe hike at CNC. Snowshoes provided or bring your own; dress for the weather. Program fee: $15 or $10 for 'Friends of CNC'.

Frosty 40 Guided Hike: WI Campus

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Enjoy the CNC trails with a group while working toward your mileage goal for the Frosty 40 event. Programs are exercise focused, so come prepared to elevate your heartrate! Snow conditions will determine if these will be regular trail hikes or snowshoe hike. […]

Scout Day: Winter Survival

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Have fun outdoors and make new friends while working to earn badges. Cub and Girl Scouts, ages 8-11, are welcome to participate in this outdoor experience. Discuss human survival needs and work in small teams to cooperate, make a signal, make a fire, […]

Trails and Ales

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

Enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley with an afternoon hike at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the history of CNC, listen for birds, and more during a 45-minute naturalist-led hike. Restrooms and a drinking fountain are available. If snow conditions allow, we will be able to experience CNC by snowshoe! After the […]

$30

Frosty 4o Guided Hike: MN Campus

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Enjoy the CNC trails with a group while working toward your mileage goal for the Frosty 40 event. Programs are exercise focused, so come prepared to elevate your heartrate! Snow conditions will determine if these will be regular trail hikes or snowshoe hike. […]