Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
June 2015
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Coming Attractions!
6/20 & 21 Discovery Days 

7/26 Alphabet Marsh Family Scavenger Hunt

8/4   Early Bird Registration Deadline for Fall Session of Puddle Jumpers Registration!

8/15  Plein Air Painting Workshop
Did you know?

  • Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that people can eat!
  • One bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon on honey in its entire life.
  • A colony of bees can contain between 20,000 and 60,000 bees, but only one queen bee.
  • A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute!
  • It has been estimated that it would take 1,100 bee stings to produce enough venom to be fatal.
  • The queen bee will lay around 1,500 eggs a day.
  • Bees have been around for more than 30 million years.
Bees never sleep!

Did you know honey bees develop from an egg to an adult in just 3 weeks? Click here to watch an amazing time-lapse video of  bees beginning as eggs then developing into larvae, pupils, and adult insects.

Dear --FNAME--,

Summer is here! Millbrook Marsh is buzzing with summer camps, preschool and family programs, and daily visitors of all kinds. Stop by and walk the trail, listen to the birds, or  take a class - we have some great programs coming up! Can't wait to see you at Millbrook Marsh! 

Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff

These classic MMNC programs are designed to let children learn and explore Millbrook Marsh! Programs are one-hour and include activities in the field and along the trail; please dress for the weather. Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy!

Programs start the week of June 22, so don’t miss out! Please register at least 1 week in advance. A full list of dates and themes available here!  

Looking for a  great way for your teen to learn the lifelong hobby of fly-fishing? Register now for Fly Fishing Camp and learn casting, fly-tying, and more from local instructors and volunteers at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Camp includes hands-on instruction, field trips to local waterways and presentations by experienced local flyfishers. In addition to fly-fishing techniques, lessons focus on water conservation, stream ethics, and more! 
For details and to register, click here!

Whether you have a DSLR or a simple point’n’shoot, this class will get you moving in the right direction to take better pictures. The instructor highlights the fundamentals of photography and gives the right amount of terminology and functionality to let you know what is going on inside your camera. This multimedia presentation is designed to give attendees a solid foundation to take control of growing their talent. Great for beginners and people new to digital photography.

For more info and to register, click here!
Do you want to spend more time outdoors hiking or camping? Not sure how or where to start? Join Naturalist Jim Flanagan and learn how to prepare for hiking including the basic skills needed to stay safe while having fun! Your family will leave the program ready to get on the trail, pitch a quick emergency shelter, navigate and get home safely!
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Ages: 8 + Older
Fee: $15R/$22.50N per family

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.