BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge has scheduled the following Naturalist-led programs to help children and adults enjoy the wonders of nature in Somerset County. The Environmental Education Center provides many entertaining and educational programs for children and adults year around. 


Tot Trek - A free program on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

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Children age infant to 5 with a parent will leave their strollers behind for a leisurely walk along the trails of Lord Stirling Park to enjoy the natural beauty of summer in New Jersey.   Register online at or call 908-766-2489.       


Xtreme Adventure: Sedge Island Overnight from Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 8:00 A.M. to Wednesday, Aug. 9 at  5:30 P.M.  

Adventurers ages 13 to 16 will hit the road on a trip to New Jersey’s largest estuary for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, birding, and crabbing. The Fee is $225 per person. Advance payment required.

Register online at or call 908-766-2489.                               


Whitewater Beginnings, Saturday, Aug. 12 from 7:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Kayakers age 15 and over will have an opportunity to take their skills to another level on a trip to Class 1-11 whitewater. Prior participation in at least two, 4-miles or less river trips required. The Fee is $75 per person. Advance payment required.

Register online at or call 908-766-2489.                               


 This free program will take please Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. 

 Family and friends will enjoy a Naturalist-led interpretive walk through the Great Swamp.

 The program is free and pre-registration is not required.

“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.

Dog walking is not permitted on the trails at the Environmental Education Center.