Millbrook Marsh Messenger             March/April 2015
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4/15   Puddle Jumpers Fall Registration!
4/21   Early Morning Bird Walk
4/28  Backyard Composting
4/26  Summer Active Guide
5/2    Oak Hall Regional Park Grand Opening 
5/16   Birds & Bagels

* There are three types of bees in the hive – Queen, Worker and Drone.

* Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.

* Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.

* Honeybees are the only insect that produce food for humans.

* Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.

* Honeybees never sleep!

* Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water.

Dear --FNAME--,

It's springtime at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and we love it! The birds are chirping and animals are making their way out into the beautiful weather, and so are we! Spring brings a variety of programs and events to MMNC including our 9th Annual Earth Day Birthday Event - perfect for the whole family! 
Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff
9th Annual Earth Day BirthdayAnchor
Join us this Sunday, April 12, from 2-5 pm, and enjoy an afternoon of educational activities about the earth and how to protect it! Earth Day Birthday is great fun for the whole family with activities including games and crafts, eco-friendly demonstrations, a Birds of Prey Exhibit and more! Event is held rain or shine. Free admission and parking!  

This event is planned by PSU Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management students as a class project. 

Check out our "Beecosystem"
during Earth Day Birthday!

Thanks to our friends at Green Towers, this prototype bee ecosystem is being tested this summer! The system is a completely enclosed and safe way to view bees at work. An exit tube allows the bees to come and go, so no bee traffic will disturb our human visitors. Come visit the “Beecosystem” in the barn during Earth Day Birthday!​

Check out "Beecosystem" pics on Facebook!
Spring Scavenger HuntAnchor
Sunday, April 26         2-4 pm

Are you up to the challenge? Nature is great at hiding things is plain sight and we challenge families to  work together to explore the marsh for signs of spring while enjoying this eco-friendly scavenger hunt! 

This event is FREE but donations are appreciated.​ 

For more details, click here!
Puddle JumpersAnchor
​Fall Registration 4/15!

Puddle Jumpers has new extended registration options to help you plan your child's year!  Supplement your preschooler's experience with nature and learning! Puddle Jumpers 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, hands-on learning. 

Registration for Fall 2015 and Winter/Spring 2016 opens on Wednesday, April 15. Space is limited, don't wait!

For more info and to register, click here!
Questions? Contact Program Coordinator,
Melissa Freed at (814)235-7819

Marsh Mediation WalkAnchor
Sunday, April 19 
2-4 pm

Watch the marsh awaken and thrive as we mingle our energies with the rhythms of the natural world. As we walk through the Marsh, we will discuss the diverse ecosystem that surrounds us and work to cultivate a deeper, more meaningful connection with this outdoor space and their inhabitants through discourse, pranayama, reflection, and meditation. 

More details and registration options available here! ​​
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is operated by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority. The CRPRA, part of the Centre Region COG, serves residents in State College Borough, and the Townships of Patton, Harris, College and Ferguson. 

548 Puddintown Road 
State College PA 16801 ​