Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center - 2004 Program Report


Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
2004 END-OF-SEASON REPORT
Seasonal Operation Dates: 01 FEB 04 - 23 NOV 04

2004 MMNC PROGRAM VISIT SUMMARY: 2004 REVENUE SUMMARY:

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# OF VISITS  # HOURS  

BUDGET

PROJECTED

Marsh Mondays (for Youth) 309 12 Program Revenue $13,500 $18,500
Family Programs   39 34 Facility Rentals $3,800 $1,615
Bird Walks 35 6 Cash Donations $25,000 $34,327
CRPR Explorer’s Series 23 6 House Rental $8,400 $8,640
Cattail Thursday Theatre 33 2 Friends of MMNC $1,100 $840
Knee-High Naturalists 162 10 Municipal Contrib. $20,000 $20,000
Art Afternoons(New) 21 4 TOTAL $71,800 $83,922
Special Camps & Events 672 143 NOTE: 81 Volunteers worked a total of 792 hours during 2004, at a value of $5,148 (at an average part time rate of $6.25), plus the value of the MMNC Adv. Committee Volunteers.
CRPR Meetings 141 18
SCASD Programs / Rentals 0 0
Facility Rentals 921 85 Ronald J. Woodhead,
Director of Parks & Recreation
Molly A. Hetrick,
Recreation Supervisor-Nature Center
11 Jan 04
Group Programs - Guided 2,975 154
Off-site MMNC Programs 242 5
TOTAL 2004 5,573 479

- During 2004, the nature center hosted 5,573 program visits, an increase of 22% from visits to the nature center during 2003. These figures do not include informal, non-program visits to the nature center grounds.
- During 2004, five part-time temporary program leaders were employed seasonally to provide staff-guided group programs and other programs.
- 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.
- In March 2003, the position was upgraded to Rec. Supervisor - Nature Center on a year-round basis.

 

 

Marsh Mondays (for youth)

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours
6/14 -A 42 1
6/14-B 20 1
6/21-A 36 1
6/21-B 24 1
6/28-A 49 1
6/28-B 29 1
7/12-A 28 1
7/12-B 12 1
7/19-B 12 1
7/26-B 21 1
8/2-A 27 1
8/2-B 9 1
TOTAL 309 12

Family Programs 

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours

PROGRAM

6/10

0

4 Discovery Days (Rain)
6/17 5 4 Discovery Days (Rain)
6/24 6 4 Discovery Days
7/1 6 4 Discovery Days
7/15 6 4 Discovery Days
7/22 0 4 Discovery Days (Rain)
7/29 3 4 Discovery Days (Rain)
8/5 5 4 Discovery Days
10/17 8 2 Fall Walk
TOTAL 39 34  

Early Morning Bird Walks

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours
4/13 7 1
4/22 6 1
4/27 6 1
5/7 12 1
9/21 0 0
9/30 3 1
10/5 1 1
TOTAL 35 6

CRPR Explorers Series at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours Programs
6/24 4 1 Discovery Walk -MMNC
7/1 4 1 Discovery Walk - Stan Yoder
7/15 2 1 Discovery Walk - Tudek Park
9/21 13 3 Speaker Series: Kip Adams
TOTAL 23 6  

Cattail Thursday Theatre

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours
9/23 14 1
10/21 19 1
TOTAL 33 2

Knee High Naturalists

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours
4/7-A 12 1
4/7-B 10 1
4/14-A 13 1
4/14-B 16 1
4/21-A 26 1
4/21-B 14 1
10/6 32 1
10/13 14 1
10/20 14 1
10/27 11 1
TOTAL 162 10

Art Afternoons          

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours
10/1 11 2
10/17 10 2
TOTAL 21 4

Special Camps & Events

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours Activity /Program
2/1 16 2 World Wetlands Day
4/17 19 4 Spring Spruce-Up Day
5/1 56 3 Shavers Creek Birding Cup
July 19-30 10 days @ 16 campers = 160 visits
72 staff visits
40 Fly-Fishing Camp for Youth
Aug 9-13 5 days @ 30 campers = 150 visits
35 staff visits
45 Wonderful Wetlands Camp
Aug 16-20 5 days @ 8 campers = 40 visits
15 staff visits
45 Canoe Camp for Youth
Nov 14 109 total visitors 4 Historic Harvest Festival
TOTAL 672 Visits 143  

CRPR Meetings

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Hours Group
5/12 13 2 MMNC AC
5/25 7 1 MMNC F&F
6/8 25 2 DCNR
6/9 16 2 MMNC AC
6/15 11 1 CRRA
6/22 6 2 MMNC F&F
7/14 14 2 MMNC AC
7/27 7 1 MMNC F&F
9/8 17 2 MMNC AC
10/13 15 2 MMNC AC
10/26 10 1 MMNC F&F
TOTAL 141 18  

SCASD Rentals

None during 2004. The week-long Native American Program was not held at MMNC this year due to the weather and the toilet facilities. The Art-In-August camps (formerly a 2-week rental) were moved by SCASD to school district property.

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Facility Rentals By Other Groups

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Fee Hours Program Group
4/12 9 n/c 2 Nature Walk Roy Boyle, PSU SciEd
4/17 40 $70.00 3 Barn Rental Kathryn Dansky, Anniversary Party
4/19 9 n/c 2 Nature Walk Roy Boyle, PSU SciEd
4/20 65 n/c 4 Nature Walk Jason Babcock, SCASD Science
4/25 40 $40.00 2 Barn Rental Trish Shallenberger, Birthday Party
4/25 150 $30.00 3 Pavilion Rental Jeremy Fegert, Second Mile
4/27 65 n/c 4 Nature Walk Jason Babcock, SCASD Science
4/29 65 n/c 4 Nature Walk Jason Babcock, SCASD Science
5/12 15 n/c 2 Nature Walk Tom Rogers, Delta Program
5/17 14 n/c 2 Nature Walk Virginia Hubman, Mt Nittany Middle
6/5 21 $30.00 2 Pavilion Trish Shallenberger, Birthday
6/5 10 n/c 2 Nature Walk Carolyn Sheets, Pre-school
6/17 30 n/c 4 Barn Rental CRPR Camp Staff Training Day
6/29 45 $30.00 4 Pavilion Rental Katie Rung, WISE Institute
7/1 10 n/c 2 Nature Walk Danielle Lanagan, 4-H Wildlife Mtg
7/2 60 $85.00 3 Barn/Pavilion Katie Run, WISE Institute
7/4 15 n/c 3 Pavilion July 4th Picnic
7/4 25 $85.00 4 Barn Rental Kristen Saacke-Blunk, Reunion
7/13 10 n/c 2 Outdoor Only Mary Alice Graetzer, CALL class
7/17 35 $130.00 8 Barn Rental Lynn Fosbender, Rain Barrel Wkshp
7/28 35 $115.00 4 Barn/Pavilion R. Hibbler, Ecology Symposium
7/28 10 n/c 2 Nature Walk Danielle Lanagan, 4-H Wildlife Mtg
8/16 20 $30.00 2 Pavilion Jeff Shallenberger, Business Mtg
9/11 30 $55.00 3 Barn Rental Puddintown Road Block Party
9/11 48 $122.00 7 Barn Rental Bug Fair Fly-fishing Demo
10/16 45 $93.00 5 Barn Rental Pat Rhees, Anniversary Party
  921 $915.00 85    

Group Programs - Staff Guided (@ $3.75 per child)

Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Fee Hours Program Group
4/16 31 $52.50 2 Marsh Exploration Kinderstation, Shawna Confer
4/28 53 $146.25 4 Marsh Exploration Bellefonte Playschool, Carol Book
4/30 46 $153.75 2 Marsh Exploration Pleasant Gap Elementary, C. Sassman
5/3 29 $82.50 2 Wetland Critters Easterly Parkway Kindergarten
5/3 42 $135.00 2 Wetland Critters Marion-Walker Elementary, 2nd Gr
5/4 22 $67.50 2 Wetland Critters Grays Woods, Kindergarten
5/4 46 $153.75 2 Wetland Critters Grays Woods, Kindergarten
5/5 71 $198.75 4 Wetland Critters Panorama Elementary, Kindergarten
5/6 50 $165.00 2 Wetland Critters Lemont Elementary, Kindergarten
5/7 48 $150.00 2 Wetland Critters Radio Park Elementary, Kindergarten
5/7 21 $71.25 2 Marsh Exploration Friends School, K & First Grade
5/10 52 $165.00 2 Wetland Critters Easterly Parkway Elem, Kindergarten
5/11 54 $165.00 2 Wetland Critters Corl Street Elementary, Kindergarten
5/10 78 $255.00 2 Wetland Critters Park Forest Elementary, Kindergarten
5/12 2 Wetland Critters
5/12 56 $172.50 2 Wetland Critters Ferguson Twp Elem, Kindergarten
5/14 290 $975.00 5 Marsh Exploration Bellefonte Middle, Sixth Grade
5/19 5 Marsh Exploration
5/18 129 $423.75 2 Marsh Exploration Easterly Pkwy Elem, First & Second
5/24 2 Marsh Exploration
5/18 144 $480.00 2 Marsh Exploration Park Forest Elementary
First & Second Grades
5/25 2 Marsh Exploration
5/26 2 Marsh Exploration
5/27 2 Marsh Exploration
5/25 130 $506.25 2 Marsh Exploration Grays Woods Elementary
First & Second Grades
5/26 2 Marsh Exploration
5/27 2 Marsh Exploration
5/28 95 $311.25 4 Marsh Exploration Ferguson Twp Elem, First & Second
5/20 144 $483.75 4 Marsh Exploration Lemont Elementary
First & Second Grade
6/8 2 Marsh Exploration
6/1 62  $213.75 4 IPM Boalsburg Elementary, Fourth Grade
6/2 16 $52.50 2 Marsh Exploration Nittany Christian Sch, Kindergarten
6/2 14 $30.00 2 Marsh Exploration Cub Scouts
6/3 116 $386.25 4 IPM Corl Street Elem, Third & Fourth Gr
6/4 80 $251.25 4 IPM Panorama Village, Third & Fourth Gr
6/7 42 $135.00 2 Marsh Exploration Mountaintop Elem, First Grade
6/7 45 $67.50 2 Marsh Exploration Mothers & More Group
6/8 53 $161.25 2 Marsh Exploration Our Lady of Victory, First Grade
7/1 86 $152.00 2 Marsh Exploration CRPR Camps
9/20 64 $195.00 4 Marsh Exploration Bennett Family Center, Pre-K & K
10/21 32 $101.25 2 Marsh Exploration Benner Elementary, Second Grade
10/22 47 $138.75 4 Marsh Exploration Philipsburg-Osceola Elem, K & First
10/25 88 $273.75 2 IPM Easterly Parkway Elementary
Third & Fourth Grade
10/28 2 IPM
10/29 2 IPM
10/15 129 $390.00 2 IPM Ferguson Elementary
Third & Fourth Grade
10/18 2 IPM
10/19 2 IPM
10/20 2 IPM
10/26 2 IPM
10/15 176 $547.50 2 IPM Grays Woods Elementary
Third & Fourth Grade
10/18 2 IPM
10/25 2 IPM
10/26 2 IPM
10/27 2 IPM
10/28 2 IPM
11/1 77 $221.25 2 IPM Panorama Elementary
Third & Fourth Grade
11/2 2 IPM
11/3 2 IPM
11/5 54 $180.00 4 Marsh Exploration Mt Nittany Charter, K-6 & 7-12
11/22 163 $536.25 4 Marsh Exploration Radio Park Elementary
First & Second Grade
11/23 4 Marsh Exploration
  2975 $9,347.00 154    

Summary of Group Program Visits for 2004

 
Organizations Number of Visitors Number of Visitors-2003
State College Area School District 2039 957
Bellefonte Area School District 410 44
Bald Eagle Area School District 42 0
Philipsburg-Osceola School District 47
(+ 60 at off-site program)
0
Charter Schools / Private Schools 144 257
Boy / Girl Scouts 14 182
CRPR Summer Camps 86 130
Play Groups 193 (OTHER: 288)

TOTAL 2004 Visitors / Group Programs

2,975

1,858

Off Site Programs
Date # of Visitors
(adults & children)
Fee Hours Program Group
6/2 60 $210.00 2 Marsh Presentation North Lincoln Hill Elementary
9/8 120 n/c 1 MMNC Presentation PSU RPTM 236 Class
9/10 35 n/c 1 MMNC Presentation PSU RPTM 356 Class
9/22 27 n/c 1 MMNC Presentation State College Bird Club
  242 $210.00 5