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Women in Conservation: Education and Outreach

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


In honor of Women’s History Month, the Wild Rivers Conservancy will host three family-friendly events throughout the month of March to highlight the contributions of women in the field of conservation. From historical figures like wildlife biologist Frances Hamerstrom to present-day staff members at Wild Rivers Conservancy and other organizations, these events will feature the inspiring stories of the women in our watershed and the work they do to conserve its beauty and resources for future generations.

Spend time with Outdoor Educator, Nicole Biagi from the Wild Rivers Conservancy and Naturalist Abbey Holden from Carpenter Nature Center (CNC) to learn about their roles as educators in the outdoor industry. Learn about songbirds, raptors, and much more on an informative hike on the CNC grounds and spend time with the ambassador animals while hearing the stories that shaped these two women’s roles in nature and protecting the environment. 


This family-friendly event is open to all, but may be especially inspiring for young people with a passion for nature! The hike will primarily be outdoors with a possibility of limited audience inside the Visitor’s Center. We will be following State of Minnesota and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety. Please bring a facemask and be prepared to follow social distancing protocols.  


This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register!


When: Saturday, March 6 from 9:00-11:00 AM
Where: Carpenter Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033


If this event is canceled due to inclement weather, we will post a notification on Wild Rivers Conservancy’s Facebook page and contact registered participants.

For the protection of all participants, facemasks are required. If you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you stay home and refrain from participating.

We are monitoring Wisconsin and Minnesota’s current COVID-19 guidelines for public outdoor events and venues. We will communicate any changes to this event here, on our website, social media, and via email to those who have already registered. Please stay tuned, and thank you for your understanding. 


Wild Rivers Conservancy
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Carpenter Nature Center – Minnesota Campus
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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(651) 437-4359
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