The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center have announced a new entertaining and educational program for children ages 3 to 5.

Tree House Gang is an afternoon program series that will introduce children to science and nature through an enhanced learning program incorporating outdoor hikes, hands-on activities, interaction with live animals, and crafts. The program takes place at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

The afternoon classes run from 12:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. and are offered in three, four, and five week sessions. Each session features a different theme. A snack will be provided during all sessions.

Fees are $50 for 3-day session per person; $65 for 4-day session per person; $75 for 5-day session per person.

Sessions are available on the following dates: Monday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Tuesday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Monday, April 5, 12, 19, 26; Tuesday, April 6, 13, 20, 27; and Monday, May 3, 10, 17, 24.

For information and registration log onto of call 908-766-2489.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at