Environmental Education Center Programs Dec. 9 to 15



Entertaining & Educational Activities for All Ages

December 9, 2013 through December 15, 2013


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 wonder of nature as winter begins to arrive Somerset County. The Environmental Education Center provides many entertaining and educational programs for children and adults year around.





Penguin Party

            Friday, December 13 from 10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.          

Children age infant to 5 and a parent will learn about different types of

            penguins, where they live, what they eat, and much more.   

Fee is $10 per pair and $5 per additional child

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

            Advance payment required.




Garden Discovery Tour - Longwood Gardens

            Tuesday, December 10 from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Enjoy a relaxing day walking through the acres of gardens, meadows and     woodlands of one of the world’s premier horticultural displays.

            Experience the remarkable architecture, theater, and music and

            plants of the holiday

            Fee is $55 per adult and $45 per senior.

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


Christmas Bird Count

            Saturday, December 14 from 7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Adults are invited to learn basic birding techniques while collecting data

for the Environmental Education Center and the New Jersey Audubon Society, exploring the trails of Lord Stirling Park.

            The program is free.

            Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or call 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. Like us on Facebook and Twitter.


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