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.’

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’.

Planting for Pollinators

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

Turn your yard into a haven for pollinators with instruction from Master Gardeners. This program consists of an indoor presentation followed by a short tour of the CNC gardens and the opportunity to purchase native plant seeds. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 651-437-4359 to RSVP.  Program Fee: $5 per person.

Fishing Fun Day Camp **FULL FOR 2022**

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

This summer camp is full for 2022 Join CNC naturalists to go fishing in the St. Croix River from our dock. Bring your own rod and reel if you have one or use one provided.  Most of the time will be spent at the river so please be prepared with a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, […]

Trails, Tails, & Ales

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

Celebrate spring with your 4-legged friend! This event is the same as the previous ‘Trails and Ales’ hikes but this time we are encouraging you to bring your dog along for the experience. Dogs are welcome on all trails at CNC and the taproom at Spiral Brewery. All dogs must be leashed for both the […]