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October 2019

Preschool Storytime: Costumes and Critters

October 25 @ 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. To…

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Buckthorn Busting

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Help manage invasive species by taking part in this service learning opportunity. Master Naturalist, Gladi Sippel, will teach participants how to identify and effectively eradicate buckthorn and will then lead crews out to the field for hands-on experience. In addition to learning about buckthorn, participants will also help with removal of Amur Maple. Engaging in this program will help CNC habitat restoration efforts, and participants will gain knowledge they can bring home and utilize for future invasive species removal. As…

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Seed Saving

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join Tara Kelly, a Landscape Restoration Specialist with the Washington Conservation District, on a hike through the prairie to harvest prairie seed. Participants will learn how to identify and harvest seed from prairie plants including grasses, goldenrods and asters. Seeds collected during this program will be used to reinvigorate the prairie plant communities at CNC. Program Fee: FREE for Buckthorn Busting participants, $4 for ‘Friends of CNC’ if registering for this program only, or $6 for all other participants. To…

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WI Owl Banding

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Learn about the migration patterns of Saw-whet Owls. Join our naturalists as they venture out to band some of our native owls on the WI Campus. Space is limited for this FREE program, so please call 651-437-4359 early to reserve your spot. Program is weather dependent.

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November 2019

MN Owl Banding

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Learn about the migration patterns of Saw-whet Owls. Join our naturalists as they venture out to band some of our native owls on the MN Campus. Space is limited for this FREE program, so please call 651-437-4359 early to reserve your spot. Program is weather dependent.

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Preschool Story Time: Farewell to Fall

November 8 @ 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. To…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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. *notice time change*

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Home School Program: Birds

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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CNC’s Home School Programs are created to offer students in home schools an opportunity to meet other children, take part in environmental education programs, and enjoy the outdoors. In this program, students will learn about bird identification and biology, and will have the opportunity to meet one of CNC’s raptor ambassadors. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Program Fee: $6 per student or $4 for ‘Friends of CNC.’ To RSVP for this program, please call 651-437-4359.

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Public Bird Banding

November 22 @ 8:30 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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December 2019

Preschool Story Time: Winter is Coming

December 6 @ 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. To…

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