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June 2021

Butterfly Walk

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Although he is better known as a Minnesota bird expert, Bob Dunlap also has a keen interest in butterflies. Join Bob for a summer morning walk highlighting the area's butterfly diversity, from the Least Skipper to the Giant Swallowtail. Bob has requested that participants bring binoculars. If you do not have your own, CNC will have them available for this program.   Program fee is $5. Please call 651-437-4359 to RSVP today.

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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. This presentation will be led by Kelly Amoth. This program is suitable for ages 10 and up. Program 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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July 2021

Minnesota Campus Bird Hike

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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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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Yoga on the River Bluff

July 5 @ 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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Preschool Story Time: Turtles

July 9 @ 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

July 10 @ 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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Yoga on the River Bluff

July 12 @ 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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St. Croix Valley Scramble

July 19

The St. Croix Valley Scramble is a fundraising golf event benefiting Carpenter Nature Center. Each year business and community golfers gather at a local area golf course for this popular fundraiser, which includes many prizes, catered lunch and/or dinner, and hole contests. It’s a wonderful day of golf and friendship. Save the date and plan your Scramble Foursome.   Head to https://carpenternaturecenter.org/plan-your-visit/annual-events/golf/ for the most up-to-date details.

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Evening Prairie Hike

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join Missy Sparrow, a prairie plant specialist form the Wisconsin DNR, and Jennifer Vieth,Carpenter Nature Center's director, for an evening hike through the prairie at the Wisconsin Campus. We’ll be looking for blooming forbs and grasses as well as listening a looking for birds. Field guides and binoculars will be available to use, or you may bring your own if you have them. This is a FREE, event but space is limited, and reservations required at 651-437-4359. Carpenter Nature Center is…

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