Somerset County Park Commission
ENVIRONMENTAL
EDUCATION CENTER
190 LORD STIRLING ROAD
BASKING RIDGE, NJ 07920
TEL: 908.766.2489
FAX: 908.766.2687
NJ Relay 711
for hearing/speech impaired
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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Entertaining & Educational Activities for All Ages
Monday, March 14, 2016 through Sunday, March 20, 2016
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 as spring arrives in Somerset County. The Environmental Education Center provides many entertaining and educational programs for children and adults year around.
 
ADULT & FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Maple Sugaring
            Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6; 12 & 13. at 10:00 A.M, 12:00 Noon
                        & 2:00 P.M. on Saturdays & 12:00 Noon and 2:00 P.M. on
                        Sundays
            Everyone is invited to see how trees are tapped, how sap is collected, and                            witness the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey                             maple   syrup. Schools and organized groups may arrange for
                        weekday demonstrations by calling 908-766-2489.
            Suggested donation of $1 per person.
Pre-registration is not required for individuals and families. Groups are                               encouraged to call ahead.

           
Bernards Township Community Art Show – FREE EVENT
            Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, April 24 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
            The 5th annual non-juried art show with a variety of media and subject
                        produced by Bernards Township adult residents.
            The event is free
            For information call 908-766-2489.
 
Organic Vegetable Gardening
            Saturday, March 19 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Family and friends of all ages will learn the basics of vegetable gardening
            and start some seeds for this year’s bounty.
            Fee is $9 per person.
            Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.                              Advance payment required.
 
Woodcock Watch
            Sunday, March 20 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Family and friends of all ages will mark the arrival of spring on a walk
            through the fields and meadows of Lord Stirling Park in search of
            the elusive and amorous bogsucker.
            Fee is $9 per person.
            Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.                              Advance payment required.
 
Family Nature Walk – FREE PROGRAM
            Sunday, March 20 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.
 
Backyard Bears – FREE PROGRAM
            Sunday, March 20 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Family and friends of all ages will learn bear etiquette and what to do if
            confronted by a bear.
            The program is free.
            Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.
 
Information on these and all Park Commission programs and activities is available atwww.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489. Like us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
PRESS CONTACT:   Kurt Bender 908-766-2489