Fishing Fun Day Camp

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Join CNC naturalists to go fishing in the St. Croix River from our dock. Bring your own rod […]

Explorers Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

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

Week-long day camp for children ages 9-11. July 18 - 22 Mon—Wed 9:00 am—4:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am—Fri 12:00 pm

St. Croix Scramble Golf Tournament

The St. Croix Valley Scramble is a fundraising golf event benefiting Carpenter Nature Center. Each year business and community golfers gather at a local area golf course for this popular […]

Public Bird Banding: MN Campus

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

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: […]

Namekagon Canoe Trip Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

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

Specialized camps designed to foster an interest in nature for youth ages 12 – 15 Join CNC naturalists for a three day/two night canoe trip on the Namekagon and St […]

Weeds & Wildflowers

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Join Jyneen Thatcher on a guided plant hike around CNC's WI Campus. Wildflowers and weeds are both present on the CNC properties. Using a mix of collected samples and a […]

Pathfinders Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Week-long day camp on our WI Campus for ages 10 and older Explore the connection between the environment and […]

Trails & Ales

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

Enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley with an after-hours hike at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the history of CNC, listen for birds, spot wildflowers, and more […]

Minnesota Campus Bird Hike

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

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Join an expert birder on a morning hike around the Nature Center. Learn to identify birds by sight […]

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. […]