Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $5 per participant or free for SCVBC members and ‘Friends of CNC’.

Preschool Story Time: Spectacular Spiders

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. 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. Program Fee: $6 per child or $4 per child for ‘Friends of CNC.’

Carpenter Art Festival

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Join us for the 7th annual Carpenter Art Festival to celebrate art and nature in the St. Croix River Valley. Enjoy art, music, and food from local artisans at our WI Campus. This FREE event will be held rain or shine. To learn more about the artists and vendors check out the event page. Located at […]

MN Campus Bird Hike

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 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 […]

WI Campus Bird Hike

Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center 279 South Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus, 279 South Cove Road, Hudson, WI 54016 Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $5 per participant or free for SCVBC […]

Autumn in the Valley Gala

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033 CNC is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Autumn in the Valley Gala this September. Funds raised at the Gala keep CNC open & free to the public, while protecting wildlife habitat in both MN & WI, and supporting our naturalists […]

Preschool Story Time: Orchard Fun

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 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. Program […]

Public Bird Banding

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 Join CNC’s expert bird banders as they catch, band, and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Program fee: Free. For more information please call 651-437-4359.

Raptor Count & Hawk Watch co-hosted with MOU

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 Each fall, thousands of raptors and other bird migrants follow the St. Croix/Mississippi River Flyway south to their wintering grounds in the southern U.S. and beyond. Join our team of spotters to count migrants including raptors, songbirds, gulls, and other southbound birds. […]

MN Campus Bird Hike

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited and reservations are required, please call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Minnesota Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings MN 55033 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 […]