The naturalist staff at CNC is committed to offering relevant, enriching experiences for Girl Scouts. Program activities are specifically designed to help girls meet requirements for earning badges. Programs cover a portion of the requirements for each badge, and CNC naturalist staff work closely with leaders to offer suggestions for additional activities to be completed with your group to fulfill remaining badge requirements. Programs are 2 hours in length, and are offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer, unless otherwise indicated.
The staff at CNC are currently in the process of developing updated Girl Scout programming based on the 2011 Girl Scout Handbooks. Please be patient while we develop these programs, and in the meantime, please feel free to contact the nature center to suggest and schedule a badge program! We may have already developed the program you are requesting, or we could develop a badge program as a priority for your group.
$5.00 per child (10 minimum, 50 max)
$50.00 per program minimum
Additional fees may apply for longer programs, program development, or if more staff are needed to ensure quality programming and safety of participants.
CNC welcomes all participants regardless of abilities. Please inform CNC if there will be a participant with limited mobility when scheduling so that we may make appropriate accommodations.
The staff at CNC is First Aid and CPR certified and is trained to respond to emergencies. However participants must bring their own medications (i.e. bee sting kit) if necessary.
CNC staff are prepared to deal with most discipline situations, but may ask for the leader’s assistance if problems arise.
Accommodations for the Weather
The majority of programs take place outside. It is essential that leaders properly prepare participants to dress for the weather and to get dirty. CNC staff are prepared to go out in any weather. It is the leader’s responsibility to cancel or reschedule if participants are not prepared.
Deposits & Cancellations
A $50 deposit (credited to your program cost) is required to reserve a program. If CNC does not receive it in a timely fashion, we reserve the right to schedule another group in the time slot. If groups fail to give CNC a two week advance notice of cancellation the deposit will not be refunded.
For more information, and to book a program, please contact the Outreach Program Coordinator Jessie Eckroad or call the Nature Center at (651) 437-4359.
Outreach Program Coordinator
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033
300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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