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Celebrate Autumn at the Environmental Education Center; Moonlight Walk and Live Animal Events Planned

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Celebrate Autumn at the Environmental Education Center Friday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 15, at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge. Credits: Submitted
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Environmental Education Center (EEC), 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be the location for a fun-filled weekend for children and their parents in celebration of Autumn.
 
“By the Light of the Moon”, for children and adults of all ages, is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017 with walks beginning every 15 minutes between 6:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.  Program time includes a one hour walk plus indoor activities and refreshments (Rain date Saturday, October 14).  During the walk, a Naturalist will lead adventurers through the Great Swamp, listening for animal sounds and using night vision while walking the swampy trails beneath the stars. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at 908-766-2489 (NJ Relay 711), at www.somersetcountyparks.org, or in person at the EEC. Fee is $6 per person.
 
 
The fun continues for family and friends of all ages on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. A Live Animal Show will be the highlight of this wild afternoon and is presented by Travis Gale of Eyes of the Wild. Meet some of nature’s most interesting creatures up close and personal!  Suggested donation is $5 per person and pre-registration is not required.
  
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is located within Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, and is nestled within 425 acres of the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. A swamp vivarium, and an environmentally based library are located within the Center itself.
 
“The Great Swamp Experience” on the lower level at the EEC features interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. The exhibit is open 7 days a week from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Admission is free.
 
Information on all Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org. Like us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 

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