Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
September 2015
 
 
 
 
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Quick Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            
 
 
 
Coming Attractions!
 
 
 
 
Going Batty
Friday, October 23
6:30-8 pm

The Big Sit
Sunday, October 11
10 am-12 Noon

Fall Foliage Walk
Sunday, October 18
2-3 pm

Historic Harvest Fest
Sunday, November 1
2-5 pm 
 
 
 
 
FUN FACTS!
 
 
 
 
HARVEST MOON

Did you know?

  • The 2015 Harvest Moon is on September 27.

  • The 2015 Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, and depending on the year, the Harvest Moon can come anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after the autumnal equinox.

  • This year’s Harvest Moon will present the closest and largest full moon of the year.

For more details on the Harvest Moon, click here! 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--,

The weather is changing, the leaves are turning, and the Millbrook Marsh staff is excited for fall programs and events! The season starts out with Early Morning Bird Walks, Knee High Naturalist, tips to winterize your garden, the Scarecrow Stuff-It! event and more! With so many happenings at the center, there is something for the whole family. We hope to see you at Millbrook Marsh! 

Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff
 
 
 
 


 Starting Sept. 9!

Children, ages 3-6, and their parents learn and explore at Millbrook Marsh! Please dress for the weather; parents are invited and encouraged to stay!

           Wednesday, September 23          Fall Foraging!
           Wednesday, September 30          Leapin' Leaves!

Programs are held 10:30-11:30 am on the dates listed above. Please register no later than 5 pm the Tuesday prior to class. 
 
 
 
 
 
Join Garden Starter, Bill Sharp from 6:30-7:30 pm and learn how to prepare your garden for winter. Gardening doesn't come to an end when the plants come out of the ground, so join us and learn a few simple things you can do to protect your soil over winter and set yourself ahead for spring!
 
More details and to register, click here!

 
 
 
 

Adults, age 18 and older, are invited to join a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist for a fun, informative walk about native plants and their cultural uses. Learn how native people acquired food, medicine, and other essentials. 
 
 
 
 

Join Mimi Cooper from the Centre County Refuse and Recycling Authority for a hands-on activity with nature’s recyclers! This program introduces families to the concept of vermicomposting and waste reduction through organics recycling.

Participants will learn about various worms, observe worm behavior, tips for constructing a worm bin, and the beneficial uses for vermicompost. Please register in advance to hold your space. Limited space available!

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Ages: 6 & Older
Fee: $10R/$15N per family
 
 
 
 
Saturday, October 17!

This exciting fall-themed contest is fun for all ages! Gather your supplies and let your imaginations soar as you plan to build the best Guardian of the Garden! We provide straw, string and bags; you provide the rest. Preregister your team to secure a spot in the contest - space is limited!

PRIZES!
1st - $100 Visa Gift Card
2nd - $50 Visa Gift Card
3rd - $50 Visa Gift Card.

Time: 1-3 pm 
Fee: $15 per scarecrow/team pre-registered
$20 per scarecrow/team walk-in 
Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center                   
 
 
 
 
548 Puddintown Road 
State College PA 16801 ​
 
 
 
 
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. 

 
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