Friday, May 19, 2017

Environmental Education Center May 29 to June 4


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.


ADULT/FAMILY PROGRAMS

Pine Barrens Paddle
            Saturday, June 3 from 7:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
            Paddlers will enjoy some of the best paddling in the state, on pristine, tea-                            colored streams through old cranberry bogs, rich wetland
                        meadows, and pitch pine forest.
            Fee is $75 per person.
            Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.                               Advance payment required.

Trail Scramble – NEW!
            Sunday, June 4 at 12:45 P.M., 1:00 P.M., 1:15 P.M. 1:30 P.M.,
1:45 P.M., and 2:00 P.M.
Families are invited to celebrate National Trails Day by navigating a two-
            mile course through a variety of natural barriers and educational
            challenges while enjoying the beauty of the Great Swamp. The
            event will be held rain or shine and is family friendly. Children
            under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Fee is $10 per person.
Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 908-766-2489.                                           Advance payment required.

“The Great Swamp Experience,” on the lower level at the EEC, features interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. The exhibit is open 7 days a week from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Admission Is free.

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

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