BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Nature Through a Child's Eye, the 28th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme, will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road through Sunday, Feb. 2.
The EEC is open every day except Monday, January 20th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is to the exhibit is free.
Hundreds of pieces of art have been created by Somerset County kindergarten through sixth grade students from 15 Somerset County schools. The works communicate their views of nature and the environment though application of textures, shapes and colors. Adults and children alike will enjoy exploring the creative minds of Somerset County school children.
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.
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 908-722-1200, ext. 5002 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 500 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.
“The Great Swamp Experience” on the lower level 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 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.