Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
October 2015
 
 
 
 
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Quick Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            
 
 
 
Coming Attractions!
 
 
 
 
Halloween Costume Parade
Sunday, October 25
6:30 pm Line-up

Trick or Treat Night
Thursday, October 29 
6 - 8 pm

Historic Harvest Fest
Sunday, November 1
2-5 pm

Puddle Jumpers - Early Bird Deadline! 
Tuesday, November 3
 
 
 
 
 
FUN FACTS!
 
 
 
 
Fall Foliage

​Did you know?

Three factors influence autumn leaf color:

* leaf pigments
* length of night
* weather, but not quite in the way we think!

​The timing of color change and leaf fall are primarily regulated by the calendar, that is, the increasing length of night. None of the other environmental influences-temperature, rainfall, food supply, and so on-are as unvarying as the steadily increasing length of night during autumn. As days grow shorter, and nights grow longer and cooler, biochemical processes in the leaf begin to paint the landscape with Nature's autumn palette.




For more information on why leaves change color, visit the USDA Forest Service website by clicking here! 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--,

Fall is upon us and we are ready!  The cooler temps don't stop us from hosting wonderful programs and events for the whole family. Visit us during our 13th Annual Historic Harvest Festival for a look back on what life what like in the 1800's!  

We hope to see you at Millbrook Marsh! 

Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff
 
 
 
 
Discover the unique role of bats in our ecosystem! Help eliminate myths that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats. Did you know some bats hibernate while others will migrate? This program features presentations, hands-on activities, games for children, and more! 

 
 All Ages! 
Only $7R/$10.50N  
 Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
    
 
 
 
 
November 1         2-5 pm
  
Visit Millbrook Marsh Nature Center for this popular historically-themed harvest festival! The Harvest Festival provides visitors with a glimpse of what life was like during the harvest in the 1800’s. This event, planned and prepared by Penn State Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management students, offers great fun for all ages. Enjoy food, games, crafts, demonstrations, music, animals and more at this family friendly event with a historic harvest theme. Learn about the history of the area and enjoy the day.  Rain or shine! FREE!

Due to limited parking at the Nature Center, carpooling is encouraged!

Do you have an old-fashioned skill to share at the event? Contact the Nature Center Supervisor at (814) 235-7819!
 
 
 
 

Winter Session
Register Now!


This wonderful program for preschoolers mixes outdoor exploration with fundamental learning through hands-on experiences at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Don't miss out on the Early Bird Saving - register by November 3!

 
 
 
 
Look for the new Winter Spring Active Guide in the Sunday, December 13 edition of the Centre Daily Times. With activities and events for the whole family, you are sure to find something you like! 
 
 
 
 
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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