Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
2001 Nature Center Program Report


NATURE CENTER VISITATION SUMMARY:
2001 END-OF-SEASON REPORT
April - November, 2001

2001 MMNC VISITATION SUMMARY: # OF VISITS

Brown Bag Lunch Lectures                              282
Marsh Mondays (for youth)                           490
Super Summer Sessions                                   35
Bird Walks                                                         36
Cattail Thursday Theater                                 31
CRPR Special Camps & Events                      244
CRPR Meetings                                                 92
School District Programs & Rentals             430
Other Rentals                                                   2,051
Off-site Programs                                            81
TOTAL VISITS 2001 SEASON                  3,772

Visits for 2000 season: 3,290 (=15% increase for 2001)

2001 REVENUE SUMMARY:

                              YTD ACTUAL    2001 BUDGET

Program Revenue $6,082                $2,650
Facility Rentals     $2,200                $2,500
Donations              $23,366              $15,000
House Rental         $7,575                 $8,160
TOTAL                   $39,223               $28,310

(Donations do not include $21,496 in prior years boardwalk donations.)

BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES        (Free, donations accepted)

Day

Date

# of
Participants
(adults & children)

Donation

Total
Hours

Group

Fri.

4/20

8

$3.00

1

Roxanne Shiels: Vision 2020

Fri.

4/27

47

8.00

1

ClearWater Conservancy: Arbor Day

Fri.

5/4

9

3.50

1

Leslie Zuck: PA Certified Organics

Fri.

5/18

11

7.00

1

Cheryl Lipton: Natural History at MMNC

Fri.

5/25

13

8.30

1

Sara Kelley: Historic Views of State College

Fri.

6/1

7

1.00

1

George Vahoviak: Conservation School

Fri.

6/8

15

8.50

1

Robinne Weiss: Peace Corps Work In Panama

Fri.

6/15

12

5.00

1

Jen Brackbill: Shaver’s Creek Raptor Research

Fri.

6/22

15

2.00

1

Mary Alice Graetzer: Pre-History of Centre Co.

Fri.

6/29

18

3.00

1

Darlene Weener: Native Plants for Med. Uses

Fri.

7/6

8

2.00

1

Joe Banks: Practical Environmentalism

Fri.

7/20

11

2.27

1

Jack Ray: PSU Center for Sustainability

Fri.

7/27

15

2.00

1

Steve Sywensky: Archaeology in Central PA

Fri.

8/3

16

1.00

1

Harry Zinn: Changing Environmental Values

Fri.

8/17

7

3.00

1

Jackie Melander: Early Centre County Botanists

Fri.

8/24

8

0

1

John Lucas: Environmentalism & the Olympics

Fri.

8/31

10

0

1

Diana Sammataro: Bees & Bee Mites

Fri.

9/7

9

2.00

1

Jim McClure, Beginnings of ClearWater Cons.

Fri.

9/14

16

9.00

1

Bob Butler, Exploring Seven Mountains Region

Fri.

9/21

14

2.00

1

Bob Ayer, Centre Region Parks & Recreation

Fri.

10/5

13

2.35

1

Kelli Hoover, Invasive Species

TOTAL

  282

$74.92

 

 

MARSH MONDAYS (for youth)                FEE: $2 per youth, Parents free.

Day

Date

# of
Participants
(adults & children)

Total
Hours

Mon.

5/14

82

2

Mon.

5/21

61

2

Mon.

6/4

72

2

Mon.

6/11

45

2.5

Mon.

6/18

59

2.5

Mon.

6/25

46

2.5

Mon.

7/2

38

1.5

Mon.

7/9

24

1.5

Mon.

7/16

35

1.5

Mon.

7/23

28

1.5

TOTAL

490

19.5

SUPER SUMMER SESSIONS                   FEE: $3.00 PER PERSON

Day

Date

# of
Participants
(adults & children)

Total
Hours

PROGRAM & LEADER

Tues

7/10

13

1.5

Stream Ecology, Molly Hetrick

Fri

7/27

16

1

Ant Explorations, Kate Sandmeyer-Swails

Fri

8/3

6

1.5

Night Walk, Molly Hetrick

TOTAL

35

4

 

 NATURE CENTER BIRD WALKS          FEE: $3.00 PER PERSON

Day

Date

# of
Participants
(adults & children)

Total
Hours

Group

Tues.

4/10

4

1.5

Mark Henry

Tues

4/24

7

1.5

Tues

9/6

6

1.5

Tues

9/18

8

1.5

Tues

10/16

11

1.5

TOTAL

36

7.5

 

CATTAIL THURSDAY THEATER         FEE: $3 per youth; parents free.


Day


Date

# of
Participants
(adults & children)

Hours

Thurs.

9/27

9

1

Thurs.

10/18

22

1

TOTAL

31

2

CRPR SPECIAL CAMPS AND EVENTS

Sat.

4/28

37

4 hrs.

CRPR Spring Spruce-Up

Bahai, Cub Pack 50, families

M-F

8/6-8/10

5 days @ 27 = 135

10/day

CRPR Wetlands Day Camp

CRPR camp

M-W

7/30-8/1

3 days @ 7 = 21

4/day

CRPR Flyfishing Camp

CRPR: Dan Shields

Thurs.

10/4

51

7hrs.

PNC Day of Caring

 

TOTAL

244

 

 

 

CRPR MEETINGS

Tues

5/15

16

3

CRPR Board

Wed.

6/15

16

2

MMNCAC

Wed.

6/20

12

2

MMNCAC

Mon

7/16

6

1.5

Community Garden

Tues.

7/17

14

3

CRPR Board

Wed.

7/18

14

2

MMNCAC

Wed

9/19

14

2

MMNCAC

TOTAL

92

 

 

SCASD PROGRAMS & RENTALS                         FEE: Per Rental Fee Schedule

Thu

4/19

26

n/c

9.5

Ed/Rec Day

Fri.

4/20

26

n/c

9.5

Ed/Rec Day

M-F

8/14-18

5 days
@ 34 = 170

$675

all day

Art in August

M-F

8/21-25

5 days
@ 37 = 185

all day

Fri

10/19

23

n/c

9.5

Ed/Rec Day

TOTAL

430

$675

 

 

RENTALS BY OTHER GROUPS                            FEE: Per Program & Rental Fee Schedules

Day

Date

# of
Participants

Fee

Total
Hours

Program

Group

Tues

4/24

20

$62

2

Discovery Walk

Wonderland Charter School

Tues

4/24

14

$30

1.5

Discovery Walk

Cub Pack 40/ Tom Foster

Sun

4/29

16

n/c

2

Discovery Walk

OLV Tiger Cub Pack/ Bob Jacobs

Tues

5/8

50

$416



2

Discovery Walk

Park Forest Elementary, Grades 1 & 2


Wed

5/9

26

2

Discovery Walk

Fri

5/11

50

2

Discovery Walk

Fri

5/18

50

2

Discovery Walk

Radio Park Elementary, Grades 1&2

Tues

5/15

24

$282

2

Discovery Walk

Corl Street Elementary

Wed

5/16

39

2

Discovery Walk

Thurs

5/17

50

2

Discovery Walk

Thurs

5/17

31

$56

2

Discovery Walk

Mothers And More/Lisa Groves

Mon

5/21

20

$40

3

Rental

Connections Summit Meeting

Tues

5/22

68

$298

2

Discovery Walk

Panorama Village Elementary

Wed

5/23

68

2

Discovery Walk

Tues

5/22

13

$48

1.5

Discovery Walk

Cub Pack 44/ Cathie Dick

Wed

5/23

56

$332

1.5

Wetland Critters

Ferguson Township Elementary

Thurs

5/24

56

1.5

Wetland Critters

Fri

5/25

23

1.5

Wetland Critters

Tues

5/29

53

$120

2

Discovery Walk

Fairmount Elementary

Tues

5/29

29

$206

1.5

Discovery Walk

Radio Park Elementary, Grade 4

Wed

5/30

56

1.5

Discovery Walk

Wed

5/30

56

$130

1.5

Wetland Critters

Easterly Parkway Elem, Grades 3 & 4

Thurs

5/31

56

$356

1.5

Wetland Critters

Easterly Parkway Elem, Kindergarten

Thurs

5/31

54

1.5

Discovery Walk

Easterly Parkway Elem, Grade 5

Thurs

5/31

56

1.5

Discovery Walk

Easterly Parkway Elem, Grades 3 & 4

Tues

6/12

20

$70

2

Discovery Walk

C.A.L.L. Group

Wed

6/13

35

$70

1.5

Discovery Walk

Grace Lutheran Day School

Tues

6/19

22

$45

3.5

Discovery Walk

CRPR Senior Club/ Judy Hall

Tues

6/19

20

n/c

1

Wetlands Tour

PSU Coop. Wetlands/ PennDOT Prog

Fri

6/22

15

n/c

1

Invasive Plant Walk

IPM for Teachers/ M. Neidermeier

Tues

6/26

16

$62

2

Discovery Walk

YSB Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Wed

6/27

23

$68

4

Marsh Birthday Party

Jackie Moershbacher (Evan, 4 yrs old)

Tues

7/16

60

n/c

4

Rental (Site only)

Shaver’s Creek/Teacher Training

Mon

7/30

20

$200

4

Rental

Lynne Karish, Learning Camp

Wed

8/1

20

4

Rental

Mon

8/6

20

4

Rental

Wed

8/8

20

4

Rental

 Sat

8/4

30

$30

2

Discovery Walk

Rick Marboe Family Reunion

Sun

8/19

18

$60

2

Discovery Walk

Cub Pack 31, Mike Patten

Mon

8/27

15

n/c

2

Meeting

Spring Creek Day Planning Committee

Thurs

9/6

10

n/c

1

Meeting

Spring Creek Day Planning Committee

Tues

9/11

12

n/c

2

Walk

DEP Attorneys, Rob Brooks

Tues

9/11

21

$75

6.5

Rental

LandStudies Workshop, Brian Auman

Fri

9/14

10

n/c

1

Meeting

Spring Creek Day Planning Committee

Sat

9/15

18

n/c

3

Walk

WFS 450, Rob Brooks

Sun

9/16

390

n/c

6

Event

Spring Creek Day, ClearWater Cons.

Thurs

9/20

33

$76

2

Discovery Walk

University Women’s Club

Tues

10/2

21

$62

2

Wetland Critters

Grace Lutheran Day School

Wed

10/3

3

n/c

1

Meeting

Cattail Theater Volunteer Meeting

Thurs

10/4

3

n/c

1

Meeting

Cattail Theater Volunteer Meeting

Fri

10/12

12

$48

2

Discovery Walk

Centre Learning Community

Thurs

11/1

30

n/c

2

Walk

PSU Coop. Wetlands/PennDOT Prog

Fri

11/16

30

$90

8

Rental

Kristen Saacke-Blunk

M-W

10/29-11/5

50

n/a

50

Class Visits

Dr. Rob Brooks

Fri

11/16

20

n/c

2

Walk

Joe Hlivia (site only)

TOTAL:

2051

$3,332

126

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Fees shown in this section (above) reflect both the Site Rental Fee and the Program Fee.

OFF-SITE MMNC PROGRAMS

Day

Date

# of
Participants

Total
Hours

Program

Group

Location

Wed

4/25

31

5

EPA BMP Wkshop

Growing Greener Wksp.

Days Inn Penn State

Fri

10/19

50

6

Earth Educators

SCASD Inservice

Mt. Nittany M.School

TOTAL

81

11

 

 

 

TOTAL NATURE CENTER VISITS 2001 SEASON:          3,772

2000 Program Visits for entire year: 3,290   

2001 Program Visits increased by 352 (15%) over 2002.

Molly A. Hetrick, MMNC Site Coordinator   Ronald J. Woodhead, Director CRPR