Please use the “Pervious Events” link at the the bottom (left) of the page to view the 2023 past events.
Talewise programs are a unique blend of storytelling and STEM. There will be plenty of group participation and fun! Everyone is welcome! No registration required.
Bioblitz programs and hikes begin at 3pm on Friday, July 21 and continue on Saturday, July 22, ending at noon.
Visitors can sign up to learn about moths, birds and other plants and animals found at Carpenter Nature Center’s Wisconsin Campus. Learn from bird, invertebrate, reptile, amphibian, and plant experts in a fun day of citizen science. Come to the Wisconsin 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 at this FREE program.
Surveyors will hike the woods, prairies and oak savannahs of CNC’s Wisconsin Campus and report their findings to our Bioblitz HQ at the Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center at 279 S. Cove Road, Hudson.
To sign up for a specific program or hike register by calling Jen at 651-437-4359 (ext. 108) or Abbey at 651-437-4359 (ext. 118).
Plans are underway but here is a peek some of the programs:
Saturday at 4:45am: “OMG it’s Early Bird Survey” with Ben Douglas
The team will get up before civil sunrise (at a very un-civilized time) to survey birds.
Saturday at 10am: Bumblebee Survey with Chris Smith
Planning for additional programs (including plant surveys) is underway. Please check back later for more details or visit Carpenter Nature Center’s website.
Did you miss the concert? You can View a video of the St. Croix Valley Community Band RiverFest Concert on YouTube.
Thank you to the River Channel for recording and sharing this video.
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This concert was on July 20, 2023.
The St. Croix Valley Community Band Concert with guest conductor Cassie Berchard and vocalist Colleen Raye is popular RiverFest event. This FREE concert celebrates community and the scenic St. Croix River with something for people of all ages.
You won’t want to miss this fun-filled family evening! Families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to enjoy the show.
The RiverFest theme song will be played for a sing-along. View the lyrics to the RiverFest, It’s the Best! song.
See the RiverFest mascot Scrappy on display! Created by sculptor Mary Johnson, the splashing bass figure is metal armature. Each year students from the Phipps Center for the Arts “Just Add Water” art and science class help complete the sculpture by processing and re-purposing the litter collected in Hudson during the river cleanup to create a new “skin” for Scrappy.
Watch a video of the 2023 RivrerFest Toonies Puppet Show Thank you to River Channel for sharing this video.
Tricia & the Toonies will bring together viewers of all ages in environmental awareness, teamwork and fun. Learn about the many ways of reducing the amount of trash we generate and to rethink, reuse, recycle!
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to enjoy the show.