Thursday, April 17, 2014

Earth Day Birthday was a great success!

Fun Facts for Earth Day Birthday 2014
·         500 visitors to the event
·         $448 = Donated to the nature center to support the event
·         $525 = Value of items donated to support the event
·         362 hot dogs served
·         150 gallons of water consumed
·         185 MMNC re-usable water bottles used by visitors (instead of paper cups)
·         8 cases of bottled water
·         250 pieces of Earthday Birthday Cake
·         42 cups of Pudding at the “Dirt Bar Edible Craft”
·         The average temperature for the day was 83 degrees!
·         48 volunteers from the community
·         9 event planning students from PSU RPTM
·         4 CRPR Staff Members
·         4 musicians
·         3 puppet shows
·         5 Giant Rabbits
·         3 Birds of Prey
·         10 Reptiles
·         1 lost tooth (6 year old girl)

Special thank you to the National Environmental Education Foundation for funding support for this event and their sponsor, Toyota USA.

In-Kind Donations for the event were provided by:

Weis Markets

Sheetz (Valley Vista)
Panera Bread

State College Spikes
Blaise Alexander Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Dietz & Watson
Rite Aid Pharmacy

Honeybaked Ham
Eat N Park

Sounds – State College
McDonald Lawn & Landscape

ARPM Realty

Pizza Mia
Home Depot

Penn State Alumni Assn.
Trader Joe's

Noodles and Company
Giant Food Stores LLC

Houck Home Care and Cleaning

Friday, March 21, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Birthday Party F*U*N at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center!

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Birthday Parties
Give your child a unique and memorable birthday at Millbrook Marsh Nature! Discover the wonders of the marsh with family and friends through a naturalist led exploration. Play nature based games and activities along the trails and create a fun take-home craft (craft optional). Choose from five exciting party themes: Bug Bonanza, Wild Things, Eco-Explorer, Feathered Friends, and Scavenger Hunt! Birthday parties are 2 hours in length, include one hour of leader led activities, and one hour of family time for cake, opening gifts, etc. To schedule a party email Melissa Freed, MMNC Program Coordinator, at or call the nature center at (814) 235-7819. Click here to visit the website info: HERE

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Organic Gardening Workshops at Millbrook Marsh!

Organic Gardening is an important option to consider when planting and tending your gardens at home. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what is most important in organic gardening. Why not let a seasoned gardener help with that? Attend the Organic Gardening Workshop at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center with Dr. Gene Bazan and learn the important details of organic gardening and where to get started on your own plot. Gene has many years of experience and grows a large portion of his family's food in his home garden. Attendance at the workshop includes an invitation to come and see Gene's garden also! 
Visit the website for more information and to register by clicking HERE or call CRPR at 814-231-3071. Sign up today!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Adam Swartz Puppet Show - Sat Feb 15 - MOVED to the CR COG Building

The Adam Swartz Puppet show on Sat Feb 15 at 3:30pm has been MOVED to the Centre Region COG Building at 2643 Gateway Drive from the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. 

Puppeteer Adam Swartz puts on an interactive, family friendly puppet shows that is entertaining and educational! Join us to watch, learn and delight.  The 45-minute shows are only $5 per person at the door; children 4 and under are free. Proceeds support the nature center and this talented local puppeteer. Advanced registration not required. 

“My Unbelievable Aquatic Adventure”  on Sat, Feb. 15, 3:30 PM at CR COG Building-Forum Room, 2643 Gateway Drive