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April 2020

Preschool Story Time: Earth Day Celebration

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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CNC’s Preschool Story Times are designed to introduce young children, ages 2 through 5 (with a parent or guardian), to nature in a fun and safe environment. We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Program fee: $5.00 per child or $3.00 per preschooler for “Friends of CNC”; no charge for accompanying adult.…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors, High School students, and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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Youth Birding Competition Preparation Course

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Learn everything you need to be successful in our birding competition by first attending this instructional course! No prior experience needed. Attendance fee is included with registration for the 50 for 50 Youth Birding Competition. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 651-437-4359.

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Hastings Area Earth Day Birding Festival

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Earth Day Bird Festival

Celebrate the many birds of Minnesota at the Hastings area Earth Day Birding Festival. This is the sixth year the Hastings Environmental Protectors has teamed up with CNC for the Birding Festival. This year, Carpenter Nature Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by recruiting 50 youth birding teams to participate. Program fee is $5 per person or $15 per person including a box lunch RSVPS Are Required– Please call 651-437-4359 to reserve your spot

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Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Spring cleaning the highway! Cleanup will take place at Carpenter Nature Center. Come help pick up all the treasures that folks “lost” from their cars. This program is free, for more information call 651-437-4359.

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Public Bird Banding

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Earth Day Bird Festival

Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

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Woodcock Walk

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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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 Olyphant, will share fascinating details about the lifestyle and conservation outlook of these bizarre long-beaked birds. The program will begin with an indoor presentation, which will be followed by a walk through the darkening prairie trails to observe the acrobatic mating displays of male Woodcock. Registration is required, so call 651-437-4359 to…

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May 2020

Preschool Story Time: Spring Has Sprung

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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CNC’s Preschool Story Times are designed to introduce young children, ages 2 through 5 (with a parent or guardian), to nature in a fun and safe environment. We’ll listen to stories, spend some time outdoors, make an art or craft project and meet live animals. We will be going outside for every program so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Program fee: $5.00 per child or $3.00 per preschooler for “Friends of CNC”; no charge for accompanying adult.…

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MN Bird Hike

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join expert birder, Kevin Smith, 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: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC,” Hastings Environmental Protectors, Hastings High School students and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359.

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WI Campus Bird Hike

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors, High School students, and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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