Somerset County News

'Nature Through A Child's Eye' Exhibit Underway at EEC in Basking Ridge

015c6b563a133cc64cde_NATUREchildeye0.jpg
A previous display of children's artwork at the annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
ac4b591d875cfedb177b_NATUREchildeyeHawk.jpg
Annie Lee, a student at the Angelo L. Tomaso School in Warren, produced a soaring hawk at a previous show. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
30fab133a9eedc5edf81_NatureChildeyesblue.jpg
Artwork at a previous "Nature Through A Child's Eye" exhibit contributed by students in teacher Anita McKenna-Murphy's class at St. James School in Basking Ridge. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
2ee7002f4a2d4b90c643_NATUREthruChildSCPC.jpg
Children examine artwork with an environmental theme at a "Nature Through A Child's Eye" exhibit at Somerset County's Environmental Education Center. Credits: Courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission
015c6b563a133cc64cde_NATUREchildeye0.jpg

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The 25th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of children's artwork showing how they experience the world of nature is underway at the Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, where it will run until Sunday, Feb. 5. The exhibit is free and open daily.

Hundreds of pieces of art have been created by Somerset County kindergarten through sixth grade students from 16 Somerset County schools. The works submitted by participating classes communicate childrens' views of nature and the environment though application of textures, shapes and colors.

Adults and children alike are invited enjoy exploring the creative minds of Somerset County student artists  daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EEC, which is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge. The EEC will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday.

Sign Up for E-News

Past projects have included fall leaves printed with tempera, nature landscapes in pastels, and impressions of trees, all of which demonstrate the children's relationship with nature.

For information on "Nature Through a Child's Eye" or other Environmental Education Center activities, call 908-766-2489 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment. Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found online at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

The Environmental Education Center offers many educational and entertainment opportunities for the entire family including the Environmental Library and Store, trails through the Great Swamp, Maple Sugaring and a full calendar of special events.

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is located in Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, 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 EEC itself.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Fri, July 20, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Fri, July 20, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster,

2018 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, July 21, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Somerville Woman Arrested for Shoplifting from Macy's, According to Bridgewater Police Report

July 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Somerville woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting more than $400 worth of merchandise from Macy's at the Bridgewater Commons Mall July 7, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Sara Morales-Silva, 51, was charged with shoplifting after she was found with about $435.04 worth of merchandise from the store.

She was processed and released pending a ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Program Saves Hearts and Lives

July 20, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed.

Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

The program is nationally recognized ...

Somerville: Gallery Hosts Photo Society's 90th Anniversary Exhibit

July 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street.

The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club in New Jersey. The exhibit celebrates the organization's 90 years ...

Take Action to Reduce Debt

In our last article, we broached the subject of debt and the township’s reliance – or over-reliance – on debt to fund our yearly expenditures for items such as roads. So, ok, we want to reduce our reliance on debt moving forward, especially as the cost of borrowing is rising. What’s the solution?

Well, there’s no magic wand we can wave to suddenly end ...

Is the Mediterranean Diet Still the Best for Heart Healthy Eating?

The Mediterranean diet has long been the standard for heart healthy eating.  It is a diet that emphasizes olive oil, fresh vegetables, nuts, whole grains over refined grains, fish and plant-based protein over red meat, herbs and spices to flavor food over salt, and fresh fruit for dessert instead of refined sweets. The US News and World Report even named the Mediterranean diet its ...

Celebrate Summer with Freedom & Responsibility

Parents and students rejoice!

School is out and everyone can now experience a great sense of freedom. Kids want to be outside enjoying summer weather and; although it’s the most wonderful season for non-academic activities involving swimming, traveling, and hiking to name a few, let us not forget that summer loss is a serious long-term result of not opening a book or writing for eight ...

Unique Skill Set Offers Students an Advantage

One of our SAT prep students recently gained a lot of attention for being accepted to all seven of the Ivy League schools to which she had applied, as well as to Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) She has chosen to attend M.I.T. and major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Of course, Diana had earned stellar SAT scores and had a most impressive ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and dining ...