BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Naturalists at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center have announced the results of a very successful County Caper and County Caper Accelerated. The “competition” took place at various locations throughout the Somerset County park system on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20.
The County Caper Accelerated, for adults age 15 and older, tested participants physically and mentally while completing fun tasks and finding hidden clues throughout the day as the team raced against the clock. Winning team was Team WAMMS, the Kurtzman family, from Nashville, TN with a winning time of three hours and 15 minutes. The Lost Hobos, the Ray Family of Warren, NJ placed second.
The family County Caper took participants on an interactive tour of Somerset County Parks and facilities. performing tasks, finding clues, and gathering information. Winning team was the Ferocious 4, the Trebino family of Bridgewater, NJ. The M&MS, the Madavoy family of Hillsborough placed second.
The County Caper, an annual event every August, is designed to encourage everyone to explore, learn and protect our parks and other natural areas. For information contact the Environmental Education Center call 908-766-2489.
Information on all of the Somerset County Park Commission activities and programs is available at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-722-1200.