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 […]

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. […]

Preschool Story Time: Earth Day Celebration

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 […]

Evening Exploration

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

There are not specified time slots for this program, but you must check in upon arrival. CNC will be open until 9:00 pm for visitors to come and explore the […]

Woodcock Walk *FULL*

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Call for waitlist (651)-437-4359. Visit CNC’s WI Campus to learn about the world of the American Woodcock. CNC Executive Director, Jennifer Vieth, along with St. Croix Valley Bird Club Vice President, Cathy […]

Hastings Area Youth Birding Competition

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

Young birders 18 and under are invited to join us for the Youth Birding Competition. The rules are simple, all birds seen or heard within the sightline of your rooftop, […]

Trails & Ales

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

Enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley with an after-hours hike at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the history of CNC, listen for birds, spot wildflowers, and more […]

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 […]

Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto Making

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Enjoy Mother's Day by helping Mother Nature! Why just pull an invasive species when you can also eat it! Garlic Mustard is a hardy and invasive plant that can decimate […]

Tropical Wings Migration Celebration

Learn more about the waves of migratory birds that pass through the St. Croix River Valley each spring by joining in our hands-on, family-friendly Migration Celebration! This free event runs over […]