BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 28th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme, will be on display through next Sunday at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC)  in Basking Ridge.

Hundreds of pieces of art have been created by Somerset County students, in kindergarten through sixth grade from 15 Somerset County schools for this year's exhibit. Their works communicate the children's views of nature and the environment though application of textures, shapes and colors.

The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is to the exhibit is free.

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Adults and children alike can enjoy exploring the creative minds of Somerset County school children. Through the years, children have created such artwork as fall leaves printed with tempera, nature landscapes in pastels, and impressions of trees, all to demonstrate the children's relationship with nature.

For information on Nature Through a Child's Eye or other Environmental Education Center activities, call 908-722-1200, ext. 5002 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment.

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is located within Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, and is encompased within 500 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