Robert P. Brooks, emeritus professor of geography, was a renowned wetland expert whose work establishing assessment protocols and a network of 200 reference wetlands in Pennsylvania paved the way for wetland management across the United States. But his former students and those he worked with remember him as a terrific mentor, colleague, and friend.
The Brooks family and the Department of Geography at Penn State will hold a ceremony to celebrate Brooks, who died in 2021, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 12 at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to RSVP by June 7. The celebration of Brooks’ life will begin in the nature center’s barn, where attendees may share stories and memories. The event will conclude with a walk through the model fen that Brooks helped to establish.
The family and Department of Geography leadership also are raising funds to dedicate an educational stand and memorial to Brooks next to the fen. Contributions may be made on Millbrook Marsh's Dr. Robert Brooks memorial page.