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190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
908 722-1200 Ext. 5002    EEC Home Page

Educational Public Programs for june 2019

The Green Team
(Ages 12-15)
Is natural science a subject you find interesting? Do you like the outdoors? Is the Great Swamp a place you like to visit? If so join us at the Environmental Education Center and contribute your talents to our fun and educational projects and special events. Pre-registration is required.
FREE
Course Code: 51438

EEC-M3 Saturday, June 1
  1:00pm-4:00pm
EEC-M4 Saturday, June 8
  1:00pm-4:00pm

Hortulus Farm
(Adult)
Step back in time on a visit to Hortulus Farm, a 100-acre 18th century farmstead featuring 20 separate formal gardens. Ponds, streams, woodlands, pines, fountains, and a kitchen garden are sure to pique your interest and the historic barns are home to a variety of farm animals. Enjoy a catered box lunch and time to shop in the greenhouse and nursery.
$75 per adult/$65 per senior
Course Code: 51678

EEC-2 Thursday, June 6
  9:00am-4:30pm

Midnight Meander
(All Ages, 10 years and older with parent)
Join us for this rare opportunity to take a guided midnight walk by the light of the moon and the stars. We will listen for frogs, owls, and also try to spy bats and inquisitive insects. This is an excellent time of night and year to see and hear these wonderful animals. Do not miss out!
$21 per adult/$18 per student/senior
Course Code: 51818

EEC-03 Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15
  11:00pm-2:00am

Tot Trek
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Calling all tots! Leave the stroller behind and join a Naturalist for a walk on the trails of Lord Stirling Park. Explore the natural world around you by using all of your senses! You will be surprised to find out how much fun you can have outside! Pre-registration is required.
FREE
Course Code: 51214

EEC-93 Thursday, June 20
  10:30am-11:30am

Butterflies of the Delaware Water Gap - New
(Adult)
Spend the day with a Naturalist as we search for butterflies around the Delaware Water Gap. This area hosts a wide variety of species and is a great spot to begin our summer of butterflying! Make sure to bring plenty of water, sun protection, and a lunch.
$40 per adult/$30 per senior
Course Code: 51862

EEC-01 Friday, June 21
  9:00am-4:00pm

The Green Team
(Ages 12-15)
Is natural science a subject you find interesting? Do you like the outdoors? Is the Great Swamp a place you like to visit? If so join us at the Environmental Education Center and contribute your talents to our fun and educational projects and special events. Pre-registration is required.
FREE
Course Code: 51438

EEC-M3 Saturday, June 1
  1:00pm-4:00pm
EEC-M4 Saturday, June 8
  1:00pm-4:00pm

Hortulus Farm
(Adult)
Step back in time on a visit to Hortulus Farm, a 100-acre 18th century farmstead featuring 20 separate formal gardens. Ponds, streams, woodlands, pines, fountains, and a kitchen garden are sure to pique your interest and the historic barns are home to a variety of farm animals. Enjoy a catered box lunch and time to shop in the greenhouse and nursery.
$75 per adult/$65 per senior
Course Code: 51678

EEC-2 Thursday, June 6
  9:00am-4:30pm

Midnight Meander
(All Ages, 10 years and older with parent)
Join us for this rare opportunity to take a guided midnight walk by the light of the moon and the stars. We will listen for frogs, owls, and also try to spy bats and inquisitive insects. This is an excellent time of night and year to see and hear these wonderful animals. Do not miss out!
$21 per adult/$18 per student/senior
Course Code: 51818

EEC-03 Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15
  11:00pm-2:00am


Tot Trek
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Calling all tots! Leave the stroller behind and join a Naturalist for a walk on the trails of Lord Stirling Park. Explore the natural world around you by using all of your senses! You will be surprised to find out how much fun you can have outside! Pre-registration is required.
FREE
Course Code: 51214

EEC-93 Thursday, June 20
  10:30am-11:30am

Butterflies of the Delaware Water Gap - New
(Adult)
Spend the day with a Naturalist as we search for butterflies around the Delaware Water Gap. This area hosts a wide variety of species and is a great spot to begin our summer of butterflying! Make sure to bring plenty of water, sun protection, and a lunch.
$40 per adult/$30 per senior
Course Code: 51862

EEC-01 Friday, June 21
  9:00am-4:00pm

A Hummingbird's Life
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Spring brings new life to the swamp. Our summer birds return after being away for the winter. One little bird "flies" its heart out to come north and lay eggs – the hummingbird. We will look at the life of a hummingbird and try some of their challenges.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51275

EEC-14 Wednesday, June 26
  10:30am-11:30am



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    • 1770s Festival
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    • Live Animal Show
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    • Biomimicry STEM Lab
    • Discovery Room
    • Pond View Room
    • The Tree House
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    • The Great Swamp Experience
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Map
Volunteers

Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  Gretchen Rotondo at 908 722-1200   ext.5323 or email your completed   application and waiver to   grotondo@scparks.org.

Volunteer Application for Adult
Volunteer Application for Minor
   Volunteer Waiver for Adults
   Volunteer Waiver for Minors/Dependents

Corporate Volunteer Groups please contact Daniel Ross at 908 722-1200 ext.5336 or dross@scparks.org.

 

Hours & Directions
The building is open 9am-5pm daily.
Exhibits are open 9am-4:30pm daily.
Registration is accepted 9am-4:30pm daily.
The building is closed on Holidays.
Trails are open dawn to dusk daily but closed on Deer Management days as scheduled.

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Donations & Sponsorship

Donations are gladly accepted.
Please make checks payable to:
The Somerset County Park Commission
and mail to Carrie Springer,
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Have a question about a plant or animal species you saw in Lord Stirling Park or northern New Jersey?

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