Learn The Bear Facts At The Environmental Education Center

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BASKING RIDGE – The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present “Know the Bear Facts,” a free program to educate adults and children about Black Bears in New Jersey.

The program is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.

A bear expert from New Jersey Fish and Wildlife will explain how people can share the local environment with bears when they visit populated neighborhoods; what can be done to discourage visits; what should be done when a bear appears; and when bears will again become active following hibernation. This is a child friendly program and educational for all ages.

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 425 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 EEC may be reached at 1-908-766-2489.

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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