BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Children ages 3 to 5 can be registered for entertaining and educational science and nature programs taught by naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission at the Environmental Education Center (EEC). The programs will be held during October on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
 
Tree House Gang programs introduce children to science and nature through an enhanced learning program that incorporates outdoor hikes, hands-on activities, and interaction with live animals. The program takes place at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
 
The program runs from 12:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. and is offered on four Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24, or four Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26. Each session has a different theme. 
 
Register for either the Tuesday or Thursday sessions. Fee for either of the four-session programs is $65 per person. For information and registration log onto www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.
 
 
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 450 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 this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.