Upcoming Events At Environmental Education Center

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BASKING RIDGE – 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 wonder and the beauty of nature as winter arrives in Somerset County. The Environmental Education Center provides many entertaining and educational programs for children and adults year around.

Young Explorers Club – Mondays, January 9, 23, and 30 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Children ages infant to 5 with a parent will experience the wonders of nature through outdoor activities to stimulate the five senses. Fee is $22 per pair and $11 per additional child. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

KinderNats – Mondays, January 9, 23, and 30 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Children ages 5 and 6 who are enrolled in kindergarten will study science and explore the natural world through games, Naturalist-led activities, and more. Fee is $18 per person for the 3-day session. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Tree House Gang – Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M.
Children ages 3 to 5 will be entertained and educated at these afternoon science and nature classes. Program will include hikes, hands-on activities, interacting with live animals, and creating crafts. Fee is $65 per person for the 4 sessions Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Diggin’ Dinosaurs – Tuesday, January 10 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Children ages 4 to 6 will discover how fossils are formed and learn about dinosaurs lived. Fee is $10 per person. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Feed the Birds – Tuesday, January 10 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Children ages 7 to 9 will learn about different types of birds and which foods will attract them to the backyard feeder in winter. Fee is $9 per person. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Creature Feature – Friday, January 13 from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Children age infant to 5 with a parent will learn all about reptiles through hands-on activities with live animals. Theme is “Mammals.” Fee is $10 per pair and $5 per additional child. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Whale of a Tail – Sunday, January 15 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Children age infant to 5 with a parent will learn some fascinating facts about the planet’s largest mammal, followed by crafts and stories. Fee is $10 per person & $5 per additional child. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

FAMILY & ADULT PROGRAMS

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, January 14 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Family and friends (age 10 years and older) will learn the basics of cross-country skiing including clothing, equipment, preconditioning, safety, and places to ski. Fee is $11 per adult and $9 per youth of senior. Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 1-908-766-2489. Advance payment required.

Blue “BOBO (Buy One – Bring One) Fridays” bins now are located at the Environmental Education Center and Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge, as well as at the Somerset County Park Commission headquarters at North Branch Park in Bridgewater. The public is invited to drop off canned food or personal-care items for donation to Somerset County food banks.

Information on all Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.


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