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May 2021

Evening Exploration

May 26 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Pre-registration required. Please call 651-437-4359 to sign up. 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 trails on the night of the full moon. May 26th sunset time is 8:45 pm Sign up individually or with your family group. Please wear your face mask for check-in and when you might be closer than 6 feet to others that…

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June 2021

Minnesota Campus Bird Hike

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Eastern Bluebirds by Paul Blanchard

Pre-registration is required. Call 651-437-4359 to reserve your spot. 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 Protectors, Hastings High School students, and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members.

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Preschool Story Time: Summer Fun

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Pre-registrations required. Call 651-437-4359 to reserve your start time. 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. Start times will be staggered to allow for small groups and social distancing. Facemasks requested for check-in and when closer than 6 feet to other participants. Program Fee: $5 per child or $3 per child for ‘Friends of CNC.’

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Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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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. Meet at 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI. Please call 651-437-4359 to let us know you are coming. Program fee: $5 per participant or  free for SCVBC members and 'Friends of CNC.'

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Prairie Plant Identification Hike

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Pre-registrations required. Call 651-437-4359 to reserve your start time. Join prairie expert Alex Bouthilet on a Prairie Plant Identification Hike. Alex will lead us through a restored prairie as we look for forbes, grasses, and anything in bloom.  This is a great chance to see the beauty that the Wisconsin Campus has to offer. This event is part one of a two-part series. Join us in the fall for part two where we will collect seed from these native species.…

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Yoga on the River Bluff

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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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 health & wellness coach at Mindful SOULutions Please bring your own mat. Program Fee is $5.00 per person.  

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Yoga on the River Bluff

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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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 health & wellness coach at Mindful SOULutions Please bring your own mat. Program Fee is $5.00 per person.

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Evening Exploration

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Pre-registration required. Please call 651-437-4359 to sign up. 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 trails on a nice summer evening. Sign up individually or with your family group. Please wear your face mask for check-in and when you might be closer than 6 feet to others that are not in your group. There is no fee, but…

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Geocaching

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Pre-registrations required. Call 651-437-4359 to reserve your start time. Come to CNC for an afternoon of geocaching fun! We will start with a presentation covering the basics of GPS units and explain the world of geocaching. Then you will get a chance to practice your skills while searching for some geocaches on CNC grounds. The presentation will be led by Kelly Amoth. Progam fee is $5 per person.  

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Yoga on the River Bluff

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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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 health & wellness coach at Mindful SOULutions Please bring your own mat. Program Fee is $5.00 per person.

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