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October 2020

MEA Break: Wildlife Adventure Day Camp (Ages 9-14)

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join us for a half day, full of exciting & wild adventures! From 9:00 AM - NOON we will explore nature, play games, create nature-themed crafts and meet CNC's live Animal Ambassadors up-close! During a time of distance, hybrid and ever changing learning, this camp is a great way to shake things up and spend time in nature. Activities will be held mostly outside. Please dress for the weather. Social distancing will be followed when possible and group leaders will…

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Family Field Trip: Orchard

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Red Apples

Many local schools will be unable to take their annual field trips to CNC due to COVID-19, so instead we are making our usual school group programming available for the public to attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this fall! These programs are designed to address graduation standards, support classroom or distance learning, and are a fun opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Majority of programming is outdoors and is weather dependent. **Programs are about 1 hour long and…

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Family Field Trip: Change of Seasons

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Although students will likely not be able to participate in field trips with their schools this autumn, we are making our usual school group programming available for the public to attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this fall. These programs are designed to address graduation standards, support classroom or distance learning, and are a fun opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Majority of programming is outdoors and is weather dependent. Each class is about 1 hour long. This class…

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Family Field Trip: Change of Seasons

October 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Although students will likely not be able to participate in field trips with their schools this autumn, we are making our usual school group programming available for the public to attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this fall. These programs are designed to address graduation standards, support classroom or distance learning, and are a fun opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Majority of programming is outdoors and is weather dependent. Each class is about 1 hour long. This class…

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Live Animal Meet and Greet

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Get in the Halloween spirit with some of CNC's "creepy & crawly" Animal Ambassadors. This is not a formal event but rather a booth style meet & greet.Visitors can stop by anytime during the hour to meet the animals, learn more about them and ask questions. We will be practicing social distancing allowing space between families. Masks highly encouraged. Free to attend, No RSVP required.

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Live Animal Presentation: Raptors

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Although students will likely not be able to participate in field trips with their schools this autumn, we are making our usual school group programming available for the public to attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this fall. These programs are designed to address graduation standards, support classroom or distance learning, and are a fun opportunity to learn more about nature. These programs will be held indoors. Masks are required and there will be space for social distancing between family…

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[Cancelled] Native Seed Collection – Wisconsin Campus

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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*Cancelled* Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to weather. Join CNC naturalist Abbey Holden for an afternoon of native seed collection. Explore the prairies of our Wisconsin campus while learning to identify native species and how to harvest seed. This is a great family event, perfect for all ages. Seed collection plays an important role in the continued habitat management of Wisconsin's beautiful native prairies. This event if FREE. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather; we will be…

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Family Field Trip: Water Quality

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Although students will likely not be able to participate in field trips with their schools this autumn, we are making our usual school group programming available for the public to attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this fall. These programs are designed to address graduation standards, support classroom or distance learning, and are a fun opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Majority of programming is outdoors and is weather dependent. Each class is about 1 hour long. This class…

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Family Field Trip: Water Quality

October 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Although students will likely not be able to participate in field trips with their schools this autumn, we are making our usual school group programming available for the public to attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this fall. These programs are designed to address graduation standards, support classroom or distance learning, and are a fun opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Majority of programming is outdoors and is weather dependent. Each class is about 1 hour long. This class…

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Preschool Story Time – Costumes and Critters

October 30 @ 9:30 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. Story Times will be conducted in a slightly different format in the coming months. The story will be read between 9:30AM - 11:00AM, with families rotating in groups of 10 or fewer each 15 minutes. We highly encourage pre-registering so we can ensure there are fewer than 10 people gathered for each time-slot.…

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