Public Programs

The crisp, cool days of Fall are on their way and with it are new opportunities to learn and explore. Join us for one or all of these exciting programs! To learn more about a program, fees, and how to register, click on Register Now next to each program, or visit our registration pages

Program Fee Guide: Resident Fee (R): For residents of State College Borough and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris & Patton * Nonresident Fee (N): For residents of all other municipalities

All Ages


magnolia warbler

Early Morning Bird Walks

 Tuesday, Sept. 11th - Oct. 2

8:00am - 9:00am

Start your day off right by exploring Millbrook Marsh. Come see and hear the birds that are migrating to and through the Centre Region. Walks are led at a moderate pace and led by local bird enthusiasts. Open to all ages with any level of experience. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars. In the case of heavy rain, the walk that morning will be cancelled. Registration not required.

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Full Moon Walk

Tuesday, October 23rd


 Learn about the night in a whole new way and enjoy activities during this non-scary walk that encourages participants to be comfortable out at night, enjoy night sounds, watch for night creatures, and more! Activities can be enjoyed by big kids as well as the little ones. All ages welcome. In case of severe weather, walks will be canceled. Advance registration is required. Register now!

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Grandparents Day Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 9th


 Enjoy Grandparents Day with this fun scavenger hunt! Families work together to explore Millbrook Marsh for signs of nature while spending time with each other. This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. No registration required.

Ages 3-6


preschool aged kids peeking over the boardwalk

Knee High Naturalist 

Explore Millbrook Marsh with your child this Fall! Check out the new themes below!


Migrating Monarchs

Wednesday, September 5th

Join us as we learn more about our orange and black fluttering friends and the long trip they are preparing for. 

Timeless Trees

Wednesday, September 12th 

Trees are an important part of our world. Join us as we get to know the various trees at Millbrook Marsh.

Seed Scientists

Wednesday, September 19th

Flying, Floating, and Flinging. Seeds are everywhere in the fall. Come collect and examine the many types of seeds with us.

Amazing Apples

Wednesday, September 26th

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed's (Chapman's) birthday! Join us as we celebrate the man who made sure there would be enough apples for everyone.

Puddle Jumpers 

This great program for preschoolers mixes outdoor exploration with fundamental learning through hands-on experiences at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Supplement your preschooler's experience with nature and learning! The Puddle Jumpers program provides children with opportunities to develop a foundation of learning through encounters in the natural world. This twice a week, drop-off program offers 3-hour sessions of nature learning for kids ages 3-5, including unstructured, imaginative exploration and structured, nature based, hands-on learning. Kids should bring a snack each day and dress for the weather. Participants must be potty trained. 

2018-2019 Fall and Spring Sessions are currently full, wait lists are available.

2019-2020 Registration opens December 13, 2018; session information will first be available that same day.  

Please call (814)231-3071 to register.

About Puddle Jumpers



The Nature Classroom: Avian Academy

Wednesday, October 10th


 Homeschool flyer 




Sip and Paint Fundraiser

Sip & Paint Fundraiser 

Saturday, September 8th


Each registered participant will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a Mount Nittany Winery tour, tasting and souvenir glass for up to 10 people, courtesy of Mount Nittany Winery! The registration deadline has been extended to September 4th at 5 PM, so sign up today!


Making Sauerkraut and the Benefits of Fermentation

Sunday, September 30th


Join Joan Karp, owner and cultivator of Mount NitaNee Kombucha, to learn about the benefits of fermented foods! Mount NitaNee Kombucha is a local, rural, family business, keen on sharing tools that they believe foster the foundation for vibrant well-being and gut health. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn, step by step, the basics of making sauerkraut. All supplies for making your own jar of sauerkraut will be provided. Please bring your own knife and cutting board. Register now!

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Wild Edibles with Debbie Naha

Sunday October 7th


Join edible plant expert and forager, Debbie Naha, for an informative program to open your eyes to the wild world of edibles. Your adventure will begin with an indoor presentation, followed by an identification walk, and ending with wild tea tasting. Space is limited. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. To learn more about the Wild Edibles Lady