Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
February 2016
 
 
 
 
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Quick Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            
 
 
 
Coming Attractions!
 
 
 
 
Summer Camp Registration is open!

4/6 Knee High Naturalists Begins

4/10 Earth Day Birthday

4/24 Scavenger Hunt
4/30 Birds & Bagels
 
 
 
 
FUN FACTS!
 
 
 
 
​DID YOU KNOW?
 
February is a month for love! But did you know that these animals mate for life?

Swans
Black Vultures
Sandhill Cranes
Turtle Doves
Barn Owl
Beaver
Wolves
Red Fox
Termites 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--,

Don't let this slippery and sloppy weather get you down! There is still  plenty of happenings coming up at Millbrook Marsh! Get ready for summer and don't miss out on our wonderful specialty summer camps. Interested in learning more about the plants and feather friends at the Marsh? Take one of our educational programs to learn more about the life around us! Spring will be here before we know it! 

                    Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff
 
 
 
 
Plant Identification Series at
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

                                   
Time to wake up from hibernation and see the fresh start of spring! Join Millbrook Marsh Naturalists and get to know the plants of Central Pennsylvania. This program ranges from basic to more advanced plant identification. While walking through the marsh and our native garden, you will learn techniques to distinguish different plant species and about the importance of native plants. Please dress for the weather. Join us each month to see new plants “spring” up!
 
Dates: Sat., February 20; March 19; April 16; May 21      
Time: 11 AM-12:30 PM
Ages: 16 & older
Fee: $20R/$30N includes all 4 programs

​For information and to register, click here!
 
 
 
 
Introductory Bird ID Series
Tuesdays in March
 
Bring a bag lunch and learn the basics of bird identification at Millbrook Marsh. This class covers bird identification and basic birding techniques in a fun setting to help you become a better bird-watcher. Mark Henry, an avid lifetime birdwatcher, is a detailed, patient teacher who has taught bird watching classes for years and has traveled extensively looking for birds. Classes are held in the Spring Creek Education Building, rain or shine.

Date: Tuesdays, March 15, 22 & 29   
Register at least 1 week in advance.
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM
Ages: 18 & older
Fee: $25R/$37.50N

For more information and to register, click here! 
 
 
 
 
Summer Camp Registration
is OPEN!
Make summer 2016 an adventure with Specialty Camps at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Spend the summer boating local waterways; learn the lifelong skill of fly fishing, while fishing world-renowned streams; explore the Centre Region searching for treasure; be a “Fly Kid” and discover magnificent birds; get hands-on with nature and so much more! Check out these exciting options!   

* Canoe Camps
* Kayak Camps
* Fly Fishing
* Fly Kids Birding Camp
* Knee High Naturalist Camp
* Outdoor Explorer Camps
* Treasure Hunting in the Centre Region
* Wonderful Wetlands Camp
* Wonders of Nature Art Camp
 
More info available here! 
 
 
 
 

A special thank you to The Book Benches of Centre County for selecting Millbrook Marsh Nature Center as a site host for this beautiful book bench! Thank you to Landscape II for preparing the location and providing the concrete base. The bench was installed on February 4, 2016 by CRPR staff. We hope you come out to see (and have a seat!) the wonderful detail artist June Ramsey included in the Marsh Landing bench, inspired by Millbrook Marsh.

For more information about The Book Benches of Centre County, click here!
 
 
 
 
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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