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 a woodland understory but, it is also edible. During this event, we will spend an hour pulling garlic mustard in the Hein Wood at CNC's […]

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 two days with activities embracing art and nature in the Hudson area. The flyer below lists details for the event. Please call CNC to register […]

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. Program fee: $5 per participant or free for SCVBC members and ‘Friends of CNC’.

Evening Exploration

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

There are no specified time slots, but you must check-in upon arrival. CNC will be open until 9:00 pm for visitors to come and explore the trails on their own. Sign up individually or with your group. Program fee: Free, donations are encouraged.

Preschool Story Time: Pigeon Party

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. Program Fee: $6 per child or $4 per child for ‘Friends of CNC.’

Honey Bees and You [Cancelled]

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

Join CNC’s beekeepers to find out what goes on inside a beehive and how bees make honey. The majority of the program will be outside so dress for the weather. Program fee $5.00 per person, free for “Friends of CNC”.

Trails & Ales *CANCELED*

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

This is event has been canceled.

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 […]

Yoga on the River Bluffs *CANCELED*

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

THIS SESSION IS CANCELED. PLEASE LOOK AT UPCOMING DATES TO REGISTER. Pre-registration required. Please call 651-437-4359 to sign up. Experience the beauty of the St. Croix River while moving through a combination of yoga sequences designed to align the body and mind. Tonya Schmitt is an experienced mindfulness & yoga instructor as well as a […]

Preschool Story Time: Terrific Toads

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. Program Fee: $6 per child or $4 per child for ‘Friends of CNC.’