BASKING RIDGE - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road has scheduled the following Naturalist-led programs to help children and adults enjoy the wonders of nature in Somerset County during the winter months.
The Young Explorers Club meets Mondays, Jan. 4, 11, and 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and is designed for children age infant to 5 with parental supervision. Children will experience the wonders of nature through outdoor activities that stimulate the five senses.
Fee is $22 per pair and $11 per additional child for the 3-day session.
The Tree House Gang meets Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 12:45-3:15 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5 will be entertained and educated during these afternoon science and nature classes. Program will include hikes, hands-on activities, and interacting with live animals. Fee is $65 per person for either 4-day session.
Family and adult programs include:
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Forest Fitness meets Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 9-10 a.m.
Adults are invited to join a weekly walking group, enjoying nature along the level trails of Lord Stirling Park. Fee is $20 for the 4-day session.
Nature Through A Child’s Eye meets daily, Saturday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except Monday, Jan 18.
The entire family will enjoy the annual environment and nature art show featuring works from children from kindergarten through grade six in Somerset County schools.  Admission is free.
Information on these and all Park Commission programs and activities is available at or call 908-766-2489. Pre-registration and advance payment is required for all programs.
Information on all Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found by calling 908-722-1200 or on the Internet