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Somerset County Hosts Exhibit of Students' Environmental Artwork

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Student artwork collected from 14 Somerset County schools is on display at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Park Commission
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 BASKING RIDGE - "Nature Through a Child's Eye," the 24th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center) through Feb. 7
The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road. The EEC is open every day except Monday, Jan.18, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
 
Hundreds of pieces of art have been created by Somerset County kindergarten through sixth grade students from 14 Somerset County schools.
The works communicate their views of nature and the environment though application of textures, shapes and colors.
 
 
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The Environmental Education Center offers a wealth of 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.
 
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.
 
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is located within Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, and is nestled 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 Center itself.
 
Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet atwww.somersetcountyparks.org
 

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