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Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
548 Puddintown Road, College Township    (814) 235-7819

The Mission of the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is to educate and inspire people about the natural world, and to instill a passion for the environment through science, history, culture and art.

2017 Group Programs
These programs can be customized to any age group, including adults!

To schedule a group program:
To schedule a group program:
1. Please review this brochure and visit our website for information regarding program options and fees.
2. Consider the date and time you would like to bring your group to the Nature Center.
3. Contact the Nature Center Program Coordinator to reserve the date and to discuss options and arrangements.
4. An information packet will be mailed to you along with an invoice for the program fees. All fees should be paid in full prior to the program.

Please Note:
~ All programs are designed to have low impact on the marsh and are facilitated by nature center staff and volunteers.
~ These programs are designed for groups of 50 or less. If you have more than 50 people, please be prepared to schedule two program sessions.
~ Programs last approximately 2 hours in length.
~ All or most activities will be held outdoors. All visitors need to be prepared for temperatures, wind, rain, or mud.

Fee Information:
~ Program Fee is $7 per participant, paid in advance.
~ The facility for the program (either the barn or the pavilion) will be determined by the Nature Center Recreation Supervisor.
~ All participants attending the program must be registered at the time the program is scheduled. This includes siblings and friends who are present with members of the group. A charge of $7 per person will be due on-site for any extra participants in the program. Refunds or credits are not provided for those who do not come on the day of the program.
~ Babies or small children may attend the program with their parents at no charge if they will not be participating. Any child participating in the program activities must pay the program fee.
~ There is no charge for adults for childrens programs, so please bring staff or chaperones to match the needs and ages of your group.

For more information or to schedule a group program, please contact
the Nature Center Program Coordinator at (814) 235-7819.

Directions to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center: (548 Puddintown Road):
From Route 26 East in College Township, travel towards the Nittany Mall, turn left onto Puddintown Road. The nature center is approximately 1/4 mile on the right. Look for the large barn with a green roof.

Parking:

Please use the main entrance to the nature center. Buses can pul to bus unloading area located on the far end of the parking lot. Please do not use the small stone staff parking lot.

GROUP PROGRAMS

Group Programs
$7 per participant

The Marsh Exploration Program                              Grades 1-12
Why are wetlands so important? What is a watershed? Learn about the importance of wetlands and how they are natural filter. Explore the marsh and understand this important habitat, watersheds, and the area where we live. Participants will explore the marsh, learn about wetlands and their importance, study the stream and its creatures, understand the history of the area, and much more! (Activities may vary based on age.) This program may introduce topics in the following Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology categories: 4.1, 4.5, 4.6, & 4.7. (Wear water boots or shoes!)

Wetland Senses Program                                           Grades Preschool - K
This program encourages children to fully experience the marsh by using their senses while learning and discovering. Four senses (no tasting) will be incorporated into fun, educational activities to get children exploring, touching, viewing, playing games, and more in a hands-on experiential way. This program is designed for Pre-school or Kindergarten groups, but can be adapted to first and second grade. This program may introduce topics in the following Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology categories: 4.1, 4.6

Integrated Pest Management Program                     Grades 3-8
This program is designed to introduce elementary school students to the concepts of Integrated Pest Management. Students will understand different types of pests and identify different methods to control specific pests. Students will also explore Millbrook Marsh, learn about the marsh as a natural filter, and understand how invasive species impact this precious ecosystem. This program is for third graders or higher. This program may introduce topics in the following Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology categories: 4.1, 4.5, 4.6

Insect Safari                                                               Grades Preschool - 5
This program guides children to explore the marsh on an insect search and offers activities that teach about bug basics, special adaptations, insect eyes, and more about the bug world! (Wear water boots or shoes!)

Beginning Birdwatching                                             Grades 1-5
Learn about birds and their characteristics, while exploring Millbrook Marsh. Also, begin learning the art of birdwatching with our pre-set course, before practicing on live birds! A great way to start out and begin learning about local birds.

Wetlands & Watersheds                                            Grades 3 - 8
Why are wetlands so important? What is a watershed? Learn about the importance of wetlands and how they act like a natural filter. Explore the marsh and understand this important habitat. Also understand watersheds and the area where we live.


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