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'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February; Reception This Weekend

January 13, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions this weekend for the student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Happy New Year: Thoughts and Suggestions for Jan. 1, Greet the New Year in the Great Outdoors with Man's Best Friend



WARREN, NJ - Welcome to 2019. As the New Year dawns, no one can go back in time to change what has happened, so work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future. Here’s hoping it is filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year Warren.


 Some thoughts on the dawn of a new ...

Enjoy A First Day Hike to Welcome 2019

WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families to the ...

Millennials to Baby Boomers, Gifts that Grow are All the Rage

It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same.

A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people filling their apartments and homes with fiddle leaf figs, palms, succulents, herbs and ...

Visit Holiday Festival of Trees Through December

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December.

The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents the non-denominational display of holiday trees, designed and ...


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Eagle Cam in the Classroom, Free Teacher Training Workshop

January 17, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free teacher training workshop for teachers K-8 on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The “Eagle Cam in the Classroom” program offers a unique opportunity for formal and non-formal grade school teachers to learn how a wildlife cam can be effectively used as a teaching tool.

“We’re ...