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March 2020

Masters of the Sky

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Masters of the Sky

Presented by the World Bird Sanctuary February 29 & March 1 11:00 a.m. • 1:00 p.m.• 3:00 p.m. The World Bird Sanctuary staff from St. Louis, Missouri, will be coming to CNC to present a captivating program about birds of prey. Visitors will learn about raptors from around the world. Experience live hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and other birds up close and in free-flight. The presenters will introduce methods to help protect raptors and their habitats. Event Fee: $10.00 or…

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WI Campus Owl Prowl

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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This time of the year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC.” Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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Scout Day: Making Maple Syrup

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Have fun outdoors and make new friends while working to earn badges. Welcome spring by joining the CNC staff in making maple syrup. Hike to the “sugarbush” to tap maple trees, watch the process of turning sap into syrup and sample the final product. The program starts indoors, but be ready to hike in the spring snow and mud. Cub and Girl Scouts, ages 8-11, are welcome to participate in this outdoor experience. Space is limited so call 651-437-4359 to…

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Volunteer Informational Meeting

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Volunteers are critically important to helping Carpenter Nature Center fulfill our mission. Some volunteer weekly, while others support our special events, which occur several times a year. Whether you are looking for some professional experience, like to be outdoors, want to share your knowledge with children, or just want to stay busy, CNC can provide a rewarding volunteer experience. For more information on volunteering, please attend one of our upcoming volunteer information meeting. These meetings take place at 7 PM…

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WI Campus Bird Hike

March 14 @ 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, Hastings 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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Preschool Story Time: Syruping

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS** 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. Please call 651-437-4359 to register. Program…

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Making Maple Syrup

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS** Welcome spring by joining the CNC staff in making maple syrup. Hike to the “sugarbush” to tap maple trees, watch the process of turning sap into syrup and sample the final product. The program starts indoors, but be ready to hike in the spring snow and mud. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC” and children under 10. Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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Migration Talk

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS** Feathers set birds apart from other living things, and wings make birds mobile. How birds move across Earth is a magnificently-evolved and precisely-tuned story of one of life's most fascinating and mysterious systems. Ornithologist Steve Betchkal discusses the hows, whys, whens, and wheres of migration. Registration is required, so call 651-437-4359 to reserve your spot. Program Fee: $6 per person or $4 for ‘Friends of CNC.’

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Public Bird Banding

March 27 @ 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

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS** 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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Making Maple Syrup

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS** Welcome spring by joining the CNC staff in making maple syrup. Hike to the “sugarbush” to tap maple trees, watch the process of turning sap into syrup and sample the final product. The program starts indoors, but be ready to hike in the spring snow and mud. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC” and children under 10. Please call 651-437-4359 to register.

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