Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Overview
Target demographics: Our K-12 award-winning environmental education curriculum teaches 7,000-10,000 students a year, most of whom live in the Twin Cities metro area and western Wisconsin. Our public programs and events reach children, parents and individuals of all ages from all over the United States, the majority of whom are from our region.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year 20,000-30,000 visitors enjoy the programs and trails at Carpenter Nature Center.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help in the many educational gardens, help with office tasks such as data entry, help care for our educational animals, help with trail clean up and maintenance, greet visitors, answer phones, or many other assignments.
Geographic areas served: St. Croix Valley, Southeastern Twin Cities Metro area, western Wisconsin
Programs: Carpenter Nature Center's K12 Environmental Education curriculum includes over 130 programs that are adapted to each specific age group and address both Wisconsin and Minnesota science standards. Public programs and events and the K-12 curriculum take place on 725 acres of protected and restored habitat along the St. Croix River. Teachers especially love the Apple Orchard Programs, the Maple Syruping Programs, Flowers & Pollinators Programs and Winter Survival Programs.