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June 2019

Preschool Story Time: Toads

June 28 @ 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. Please call 651-437-4359 to register. Program fee: $5.00 per child or $3.00 per preschooler for “Friends of CNC”; no charge…

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July 2019

Entomologists Day Camp

July 1 - July 3
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Ages 11+) Did you know that not all insects are bugs? Come learn about the fascinating world of insects and start your own insect collection! July 1-3, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information on this camp and registration visit: https://carpenternaturecenter.org/plan-your-visit/programs/summer-camp/  

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Outdoor Yoga

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Experience the beauty of the St. Croix River while moving through a combination of yoga sequences designed to align the body and mind. Bring your own mat. There are four available sessions July 1, 8, 15, 22.Program Fee: $6 per person for one session. FREE for Hastings YMCA and CNC members; although a donation to help cover the cost of instruction is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by calling 651-437-4359.

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Preschool Story Time: Amazing Ants

July 5 @ 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. Please call 651-437-4359 to register. Program fee: $5.00 per child or $3.00 per preschooler for “Friends of CNC”; no charge for…

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MN Bird Hike

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join expert birder, Kevin Smith, 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: $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.

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Pioneers Day Camp

July 8 - July 12
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Ages 7 & 8) We will make crafts, play games, and explore CNC’s trails every day as we learn about the many plants and animals that make their home at CNC. Participants must bring their own snacks, and families are invited to a family picnic on Friday at noon. Dates are July 8-12 (M-F) from 9:00am-12:00pm. Program fee is $105 per participant OR $95 for "Friends of CNC". To register and for more information, please call 651-437-4359.

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Outdoor Yoga

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Experience the beauty of the St. Croix River while moving through a combination of yoga sequences designed to align the body and mind. Bring your own mat. There are two available sessions July 1, 8, 15, 22 (M). Program Fee: $6 per person for one session. FREE for Hastings YMCA and CNC members; although a donation to help cover the cost of instruction is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by calling 651-437-4359.

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Fishing Fun

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(Age 6-11 yr) Come to CNC for a half day of fishing fun. Bring your own rod and reel if you have one, or use one provided. The majority of the time will be at the river so please be prepared with a water bottle, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. There are two sessions June 19 and July 10 to choose from or come to both! Program fee: $35 per child /$25 per child for “Friends of CNC” per session. To register or for…

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Bioblitz

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Learn from bird, invertebrate, reptile, amphibian, and plant experts in a fun day of citizen science. Come to the WI Campus and join inventory teams in restored prairies, riparian habitats and wooded bluff lands to discover and document plant and animal species. All ages are welcome.

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WI Campus Bird Hike

July 13 @ 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, 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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