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Each year, ClearWater Conservancy has provided students in public and private schools throughout central Pennsylvania with the opportunity for hands-on learning through outdoor watershed education. The Conservancy pays for thousands of youngsters to go on field trips to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College. By reaching out to younger generations, ClearWater Conservancy hopes to teach children about the natural world, encourage them to take actions for conservation and inspire them to share what they learn with parents and friends.


With school budgets tight across the Commonwealth, this program is providing youngsters with a valuable outdoor educational experience they would not otherwise enjoy.


Connections field trips are funded by organizations, businesses, and individual donors.  ClearWater raises the funds to cover program expenses annually. Eligible expenses include Millbrook Marsh Nature Center program fees and transportation costs.

Because of its high-quality environmental education programs, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center was chosen by ClearWater Conservancy for the location of Connections student field trips.


Current Millbrook Marsh programs for Kindergarten through Grade 4 meet applicable PA Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology.

Help ClearWater continue educating future generations of land and water stewards by making a financial contribution to the Connections program today.

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