BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Tree House Gang is scattering throughout Lord Stirling Park to experience nature's wonders firsthand throughout the month of November.

 Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) will supervise the educational science and nature program for children ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Tree House Gang programs introduce children to science and nature through an enhanced learning program that incorporates outdoor hikes, hands-on activities, and interaction with live animals at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road.

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The program runs from 12:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. and is offered on three Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 15, and 22 or three Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each monthly session has a different theme.

Fee for either three-day session is $50 per person. For information and registration log onto or call908-766-2489.

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.

Dog walking is not permitted on the trails at the EEC.