Group Programs

Naturalist with Group

Great for any group to learn and enjoy year-round! Choose from a variety of quality educational programs for children, adults, seniors, families, public school and homeschool groups, and Scouts. These programs feature wetlands, watersheds, native plants, Pennsylvania wildlife, sustainable lifestyles, and much more. Looking for a different program topic? Customize your walk with our Walk with a Naturalist program.

Prepare for and Book Your Visit:

  1. Get Started!
    Select a program for your group; Group Program Brochure and Scout Program Brochure
  2. Prepare for Your Day
    Participants and Fees:
    Program Fee is $7 per participant; paid in advance. There is no charge for adults for children’s programs, so please bring staff or chaperones to match the needs and ages of your group. Babies and small children may attend the program with their parents at no charge if they will not be participating.

    All participants attending the program must be registered at the time the program is scheduled. This includes participating 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.

    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.

    Program Length, Facilities and Weather:
    Please dress for the weather; all or most activities will be held outdoors. Visitors should be prepared for temperatures, wind, rain/snow, or mud.

    Programs are approximately 2 hours in length and are held rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, the program will be moved indoors or under shelter areas. Groups can be rescheduled at the request of the customer, if there are openings on Millbrook Marsh program calendar.

    The facility for the program will be determined by the Program Coordinator. Complementary use of the large pavilion for lunch is available on a first come, first serve basis and must be scheduled with the Program Coordinator.

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

    Additional tips on how to prepare for your trip can be found in the Teacher Letter
  3. Book Your Trip
    To make your group reservation, please contact the Program Coordinator or (814) 235-7819. Be sure to include the following information:
    1. Desired program title

    2. Your first and second choice dates for the program. The Program Coordinator will do their best to schedule your trip on your preferred date. April/May/June/September and October are high volume program times so early booking is recommended.

    3. Select a program time, morning or afternoon

    4. An invoice for the program fees will be sent to you after booking. All fees should be paid in full prior to the program to hold your program date.

Walk with a Naturalist: (All Ages)

Make your trip to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center memorable and informative. Our Naturalists have countless stories and information to share about the plants, wildlife, and history of the area. These “Walk with a Naturalist” options are available for all ages and are perfect for individuals, families, and homeschool groups. Choose our basic Marsh Exploration program or customize your tour to focus on native plants, animals, wetland ecology, and many more interesting topics. Give us a call and we will help you figure out what program is best for you.

Walk with a Naturalist program fees are based on group size and are limited to a maximum of 12 participants per naturalist. Larger groups will be divided into smaller groups. For example, a group of 18 people will be divided into a group of 12 and a group of 6.

Number of Participants
1 - 4
5 - 8
9 - 12

Hourly Fee, per Naturalist

Self-guided Instructional Use of the Grounds:

Leaders of groups wishing to use the nature center Instructional Areas for self-guided activities must contact the Nature Center to schedule the visit. See Instructional Use of Grounds on the Rentals page for requirements.