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.


Secrets in Somerset County – Bluebell Magic – FREE PROGRAM

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Friday, April 21 from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Family and friends of all ages will join a Naturalist to explore one of the wonders of Duke Island Park, the blooming of bluebell wildflowers.

The session is free.

Register online at or call 908-766-2489.

Family Nature Walk – FREE PROGRAM

Sunday, April 23 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.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 lever 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.

Please note that dog walking is not permitted on the trails at the Environmental Education Center.