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Registration Opens for Eco-Explorers Spring Break Camp at Environmental Education Center

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Explorers research aquatic habitats in the Great Swamp. Eco-Explorers summer program for ages 7 to 9 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. Credits: Somerset County Park Commission
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Registration is now open for Eco-Explorers Spring Break, a sampling of a summer science and nature program for children ages 7 to 9.

Eco-Explorers Spring Break is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 18, at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge. 

Eco-Explorers is a science program that uses a hands-on approach to encourage learning through creative expression, nature exploration, imagination, and physical skill development. Fresh air, lessons, hiking, canoeing, and games will contribute to a fun and educational spring break experience. The program will also include live animals, science experiments, science demonstrations, and more.

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Program themes are: Day 1 "Creature Feature"; Day 2 "Junior Naturalists"; and Day 3 "Swamp Scientists".

The fee for the three-day program is $187 per person and pre-registration is required online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling the EEC at 908-766-2489, ext. 5335. Participants must be a minimum of 7 years of age and a maximum of 9 years of age to participate in the program.

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is located within Lord Stirling Park, in Basking Ridge 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 lever at the EEC features interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. The exhibit is openseven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Information on Somerset County Park Commission activities and programs may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

 

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