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UPCOMING EVENTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER Entertaining & Educational Activities for All Ages Monday, February 6, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Entertaining and educational programs for children and adults are presented year around at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, NJ. Credits: Somerset County Parks Commission
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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 in Somerset County. The Environmental Education Center provides many entertaining and educational programs for children and adults year around.

Pre-registration is required for programs and may be done by calling 908-766- 2489 or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment. Registration is available online at www.somersetcountyparks.org

CHILDREN & TEEN PROGRAMS

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KinderNats

Mondays, February 6 and 27 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Children ages 5 to 7, who are enrolled in kindergarten and first grade will study science and explore the natural world through games, Naturalist-led activities, and more.

Fee is $12 per person for the 2-day session.
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.

Advance payment required.

The Green Team – FREE PROGRAM

Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Children ages 12 to 15 - Is natural science a subject you find interesting? Do you like the outdoors? Is the Great Swamp a place you like to visit? If so, join the Environmental Education Center Naturalists and contribute your talents to fun and educational projects and special events.

Pre-registration is required.
The program is free
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.

PARENT/CHILD PROGRAMS

Young Explorers Club

Mondays, February 6 and 27 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Children age infant to 5 with a parent will experience the wonders of nature through outdoor activities that stimulate the five senses.

Fee is $15 per pair and $8 per additional child for the 2-day session

Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Story Hour – FREE PROGRAM

Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Children ages infant to 5 with a parent will listen to a Naturalist read an environmental-based story and enjoy a short walk on the trails of the EEC.

The program is free.
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.

ADULT & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Forest Fitness

Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 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.
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.

Advance payment required.

Animal Tracks – NEW!

Friday, February 10 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Family and friends of all ages will join a Naturalist for a hike to search the trails for signs of the animals that live in Lord Stirling Park.

Fee is $6 person.
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.

Advance payment required.

Ben’s Birding Basics – NEW – FREE PROGRAM
Saturday, February 11 from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Family and friends (age 8 years and older) will join a Naturalist to learn

about finding and identifying birds in New Jersey through a lecture

and field application of the learned skills.
The program is free but pre-registration is required.
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.

Family Nature Walk – FREE PROGRAM

Sunday, February 12 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.

Please note that dog walking is not permitted on the trails at the Environmental Education Center.

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