Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
2002 Nature Center Program Report


MILLBROOK MARSH
NATURE CENTER
2002 END-OF-SEASON REPORT
(20 Nov 02)
Seasonal Operation Dates: 01 Apr 02 - 05 Nov 02

2002 MMNC VISITATION SUMMARY

2002 REVENUE SUMMARY

 

# OF VISITS

 # HOURS

 

BUDGET

PROJECTED

Brown Bag Lunch Lectures

89

6

Program Revenue

$3,150

$9,787

Marsh Mondays for youth

349

13.5

Facility Rentals

$2,750

$3,030

Family Programs

36

17.5

Cash Donations

$25,000

$17,778

Bird Walks

36

9

House Rental

$8,200

$7,645

Cattail Thursday Theatre

37

2

Friends of MMNC

0

$350

Special Camps & Events

582

106

Grant Payments

$25,000

$24,000

CRPR Meetings

142

20

Municipal Contrib.

$30,000

$30,000

SCASD Programs / Rentals

1,051

138.5

TOTAL

$             94,100

$               92,590

Facility Rentals

911

87

Ronald J. Woodhead, Director of Parks & Recreation
Molly A. Hetrick, MMNC Site Coordinator
20 Nov 02

Group Programs - Guided

1,436

73

Off-site MMNC Programs

40

13

TOTAL VISITS 2002

4,709 visits

485.5 hrs.

MMNC Visitor Graph

2002 visits represent a 25% increase over 2001 visits.
These figures do not include informal, non-program visits to the nature center grounds.

The nature center lease became effective in Jan. 1997.
During 1998, barn roof replacement limited programming.
During 1999, the Site Coordinator position was established on a p/t, seasonal basis and programs began to expand.

BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES         (Free, donations accepted)

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors
(adults & children)

Donation

Hours

Group

Fri.

4/5

10

14.00

1

Jennifer Brackbill: Shaver’s Creek Birds of Prey

Fri.

5/3

11

10.00

1

Gian Rocco: Salamanders as Stream Indicators

Fri.

6/7

15

17.00

1

Bob Jacobs: Greenway / Bikeway Project

Fri.

8/2

18

15.50

1

Tania Slawecki: Greening Our Community

Fri.

9/6

21

31.50

1

Richard Morgan: Adding Native Trees & Shrubs

Fri.

10/4

14

8.00

1

Shana Tritsch: Groundwater, Wells, & Water

TOTAL

 89

$96.00

6

 

NATURALIST’S NOTEBOOK                 $30 R/$45 NR (includes both sessions)

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors

Hours

T/Th

9/17&19

0

2 hrs/day

TOTAL

(Withdrawn)

MARSH MONDAYS (for youth)                FEE: $3 per youth, Parents free.

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors (adults/children)

Hours

Mon.

6/10-A

39

1

Mon.

6/10-B

39

1

Mon.

6/17-A

40

1

Mon.

6/17-B

21

1

Mon.

6/24-A

34

1

Mon.

6/24-B

12

1

Mon.

7/1-A

28

1

Mon.

7/1-B

24

1

Mon.

7/8-A

28

1

Mon.

7/8-B

40

1

Mon.

7/15-A/B

28

2.5

Mon.

7/22-B

16

1

TOTAL

349

13.5

FAMILY PROGRAMS                 FEE: $8 per Resident family group, $12 per Non-resident family group

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors
 (adults/children)

Hours

Program

Thurs

6/6

0

4

Discovery Days (no charge)

Thurs

6/13

10

4

Discovery Days (no charge)

Thurs

6/20

13

4

Discovery Days (no charge)

Thurs

6/27

6

4

Discovery Days (no charge)

Sat

6/29

cancelled

-

Millbrook Marsh Family Exploration

Wed

7/10

cancelled

-

Millbrook Marsh Family Exploration

Mon

7/24

7

1.5

Family Night Walk

Thurs

9/19

cancelled

-

Fall Family Night Hike

Sat

10/5

cancelled

-

Millbrook Marsh Family Exploration

TOTAL

36

17.5

 

              Note: Discovery Days attendance was low due to the weather - there were thunderstorms each Thursday.

NATURE CENTER BIRD WALKS          FEE: $3.00 PER PERSON

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors
(adults & children)

Hours

Group

Thurs

4/25

5

1.5



Mark Henry



Tues

5/7

9

1.5

Thurs

5/16

8

1.5

Tues

9/24

6

1.5

Thurs

10/3

8

1.5

Tues

10/15

0

1.5

TOTAL

36

9

 

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

Day

2002
Date

# of
Visitors
(adults & children)

Hours

Thurs.

9/26

19

1

Thurs.

10/17

18

1

TOTAL

37

2

AFTER SCHOOL EXPLORERS CLUB                 Fee: $3.50 R/ $5.25 NR

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors

Hours

Program

Thurs

10/10

0

1.5

Exploring Wetlands & Watersheds

Thurs

10/24

0

1.5

Exploring Water & Streams

TOTAL:

Withdrawn

SPECIAL CAMPS AND EVENTS

Day

2002
Date

# of Visits

Hours

Activity / Program

Sat

4/27

17 adults

4

CRPR Spring Spruce-Up

Thurs

5/30

40 adults

3

COG General Forum

Thurs

6/27

50 adults

2

MMNC Open House

M-F

8/5-8/9

5 days @ 30 participants = 150 visits
5 days @ 6 adults = 30 visits

50 (10/day)

MMNC Wonderful Wetlands Day Camp

M-F

7/22-8/2

10 days @ 18 participants = 180 visits
10 days @ 7 adults = 70 visits

40 (4/day)

CRPR/ TU Youth
Fly-fishing Camp

Thurs

10/4

45 adults and teens

7

PNC Day of Caring

Wed

12/11

(scheduled for Dec. 11, 2002)

(2)

Tree Trimming for Birds

TOTAL

582

106 hrs.

 

CRPR MEETINGS

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors

Hours

Group

Wed

4/10

14

2

MMNCAC

Thurs

4/25

8

2

Spring Staff Training

Wed

5/8

21

2

MMNCAC

Tues

5/28

13

2

CRRA

Thurs

6/6

11

2

Marsh Mentor Training

Wed

6/12

cancelled

-

MMNCAC

Tues

7/16

14

2

CRRA

Wed

7/17

18

2

MMNCAC

Wed

9/26

21

2

MMNCAC

Wed

10/9

18

2

MMNCAC

Thurs

10/24

4

2

EPA Meeting

TOTAL

142

20 hrs.

 

SCASD PROGRAMS & RENTALS                         FEE: Per 2002 Rental Fee Schedule

Day

2002
Date

# of Visitors

Fee

Hours

Program

Thu

4/18

28

140

9.5 hrs

Ed/Rec Day

Fri

4/19

28

140

9.5 hrs

Ed/Rec Day

M-F

5/13-17

650 participants

400

30 hrs
(6/day)

Native American Program, Kathy Jones

M-F

8/12-16

5 days @ 27 participants
= 135 visits

1,775

40 hrs
(8/day)

Art in August
(barn & pavilion)

M-F

8/19-23

5 days @ 37 participants
= 185 visits

40 hrs
(8/day)

Fri

10/18

25

140

9.5 hrs

Ed/Rec Day

TOTAL

1,051

$2,595

138.5 hrs

 

FACILITY RENTALS BY OTHER GROUPS       FEE: Per 2002 Rental Fee Schedule

Day

2002
Date

# of
Visitors
(children /adults)

Fee

Hours

Program

Group

Thurs

4/18

8

n/c

2

Walk

Penn State Geoscience Department

Tues

4/23

10

n/c

2

Walk (self guided)

Cynthia Potter, SC Friends School

Tues

4/23

16

n/c

2

Walk (self guided)

Laura Barnhard, Cub Scouts

Wed

4/24

12

n/c

3

Walk

Coop. Wetlands Center, Bird Banding

Thurs

4/25

8

n/c

2

Meeting

MMNC, Staff & Volunteer Training

Fri

4/26

15

n/c

2

Walk

Carolyn Sheets, St. Andrews School

Tues

4/30

40

n/c

3

Walk

PSU Coop. Wetlands Ctr / PennDOT

Fri

5/3

15

n/c

2

Walk (self-guided)

Brownie Troop

Thurs

5/9

25

65.00

4

Rental

DCNR Outreach & Education Training

Mon

5/13

13

n/c

2

Walk

Lynn Fosbender, ClearWater Cons.

Fri

5/31

40

n/c

4

Walk

PennDOT Program, Angie Conklin

Mon

6/3

25

35.00

2

Rental

Jason Bell, Connections Summit

Fri

6/14

12

n/c

2

Walk (self-guided)

Kat Alden, ChildSpace

Wed

6/19

22

n/c

3

Walk

Lyn Garling, IPM for Teachers

Wed

6/26

45

225.00

5

Rental

Sarah Miller, PSU Plant Seminar

Thurs

6/27

5

Fri

6/28

4

Mon

7/1

40

n/c

4

Walk

PennDOT Program, Sarah Miller

Mon

7/15

28

n/c

2

Walk

Andy Cunningham, Spring Creek Playgrd

Sun

9/8

50

30.00

4

Pavilion Rental

Bathgate Neighborhood Picnic

Fri

9/27

25

50.00

2

Rental

Debra Chaney, (Birthday Party)

Sun

9/22

275

n/c

6

Rental

CWC Spring Creek Day

Thurs

10/3

40

n/c

4

Walk

PennDOT Program, Patrick Ryan

Thurs

10/24

25

n/c

4

Walk

Tim O’Connell/PSU Students

Tues

10/29

42

n/c

4

Walk

Tim O’Connell/PSU Students

Wed

10/30

40

n/c

4

Walk

PennDOT Program, Jen Rubio

Tues

11/5

40

n/c

4

Walk

PennDOT Program, Jen Rubio

TOTAL:

911

$405

87 hrs.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Fees shown above are for children (adults are not charged for children’s program) or rental.

GROUP PROGRAMS - STAFF-GUIDED                             FEE: $3.50 per person

Day

2002
Date

# of
Visitors
(children/adults)

Fee

Hrs.

Program

Group

Sun

4/21

6

14.00

2

Marsh Exploration

Rick Marboe, Cub Scouts

Tues

4/23

21

59.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Stephanie Goodwin, Wonderland Charter

Tues

4/23

14

35.00

2

Wetland Critters

June Brown, Girl Scouts

Wed

4/24

19

45.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Kat Alden, ChildSpace

Thurs

5/2

67

199.50

4

Wetland Critters

Jennifer Conklin, Lemont Kindergarten

Mon

5/6

195

591.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Donna Shenk, Park Forest Elementary
1st & 2nd Grades

Wed

5/8

2

Thurs

5/9

2

Fri

5/10

2

Fri

5/10

55

164.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Phyllis Jodon, Centre Hall Elementary, 5th

Mon

5/20

94

294.00

4

Marsh Exploration

Linda Witmer, Matternville Elementary
1st & 2nd Grade

Tues

5/21

36

84.00

2

Marsh Exploration

Sarah Stamm, KinderStation

Wed

5/22

123

388.50

2

Marsh Exploration


Sue Gartner, Easterly Parkway Elem.
1st & 2nd Grades

Thurs

5/23

2

Fri

5/24

2

Wed

5/22

125

367.50

2

Marsh Exploration

George Dempsie, Ferguson Twp Elem.
1st & 2nd Grades

Tues

5/28

2

Wed

5/29

2

Thurs

5/23

111

318.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Dorothy Habecker, Tyrone Kindergarten

Fri

5/24

2

Thurs

5/30

176

546.00

2

Marsh Exploration

Dorothy Christensen, Lemont Elementary
1st & 2nd Grades

Fri

5/31

2

Mon

6/3

58

178.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Joanne Venturino, OLV 1st Grade

Thurs

6/13

18

56.00

2

Marsh Exploration

CALL

Tues

6/25

45

126.00

2

Marsh Exploration

Yuri Plowden, Montessori School of NV

Fri

7/12

42

73.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Lisa Garman, Daybridge

Thurs

7/18

125

385.00

5

Marsh Exploration

Don Coine, CRPR Camps

Mon

7/29

25

63.00

2

Marsh Exploration

Amanda Lytle, Daybridge

Tues

9/24

10

17.50

2

Marsh Exploration

Angela Brown, Cub Scouts

Mon

9/30

29

66.50

4

Marsh Exploration

Red Satchel Program

Tues

10/1

22

56.00

2

Marsh Exploration

Nancy Tamminga, Grace Luth. School

Wed

10/2

20

42.00

2

Wetland Critters

Kathy Black, Cub Scouts

TOTAL

1,436

$2,768.50

73

 

 

OFF-SITE MMNC PROGRAMS

Day

2002
Date

# of
Participants

Total
Hours

Program

Group

Location

Sat/Sun

5/4-5

15

12

Plant Celebration Children’s Activity

MMNC & CFM staff

Centre Furnace Mansion

Thurs

6/13

25

1

Nature Training

CRPR Staff

SCAHS

TOTAL

40

13

 

 

 

TOTAL NATURE CENTER VISITS 2002: 4,709                (+ Dec. 11 event)

2001 Program Visits for entire year: 3,772

2000 Program Visits for entire year: 3,290 

Prepared by:        Molly A. Hetrick, MMNC Site Coordinator 

Ronald J. Woodhead, Director CRPR