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

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Educational Public Programs for august 2021

Pre-registration is required for all programs. Registration for August programs is available online beginning 9:00am on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the start of a program. Pending availability, enrollment may still be possible by calling 908-722-1200 ext.5002.

Masks must be worn when social distancing is not possible. Do not attend a program if you are not feeling well, are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days. Participants disregarding Park Commission protocols will be asked to leave the program immediately.

For programs listed as ‘All Ages’, children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dress for the weather and wear waterproof boots for all in-person programs.

CANCELLATIONS (by us): Programs are sometimes cancelled due to low enrollment or weather conditions. You will be notified by phone and given an option of a credit or a full refund.

CANCELLATIONS (by you): The Somerset County Park Commission will refund program registration fees if notified a minimum of seven days prior to the start of the program.

Raindrops to Rainbows
(All Ages)
Rainbows always seem to appear magically in the sky after a rainstorm! Join us as we explore how, when, and why rainbows form. We will experiment with the color spectrum and prisms as we discover the recipe for a rainbow.
$6 per student/senior
$7 per adult
Activity Number: 51521

EEC-18          Monday, August 2
                     1:30pm-2:30pm

Birth of a Butterfly
(All Ages)
Ever wonder how in the world a little, tiny caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly? Well, the secret is out as we explore and study the lifecycle of butterflies. Class will include a story, craft, and a field walk.
$12 per student/senior
$14 per adult
Activity Number: 51520

EEC-16         Tuesday, August 17
                    2:00pm-4:00pm

Tot Trek
(Ages infant to 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 your senses! You will be surprised to find out how much fun you can have outside!
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Activity Number: 51214
EEC-09
        Wednesday, August 18
                    10:30am-11:30am

Nature Hike at Duke Island Park
(Adult)
Meet a Naturalist at Duke Island Park and spend the afternoon exploring nature at the park and along the river. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants will meet at Visitor Center in Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater.
$12 per student/senior
$14 per adult
Activity Number: 51734
DIP-05
         Thursday, August 19
                    3:00pm-5:00pm

Camping In and Out
(All Ages)
Get ready for a camping adventure, all jam-packed into one amazing evening! We will pitch tents, enjoy a campfire, and make S’mores. Bring along your own sleeping bag/blanket, camp chair and flashlight/headlight.
$13 per student/senior
$15 per adult
Activity Number: 51227
EEC-07
        Thursday, August 26
                    6:30pm-8:30pm

Sleepy Snakes
(All Ages)
If you really and truly believe that snakes are slimy, then this is the class for you! We will dispel the incorrect myths about snakes, learn the real and amazing facts, and have the opportunity to meet a real, live snake!
$6 per student/senior
$7 per adult

Activity Number: 51361
EEC-12
        Tuesday, August 31
                    1:30pm-2:30pm

The EEC will be offering canoe and kayak programs in August. Please click here.

 

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Volunteers

 Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  the EEC at 908 722-1200 ext.5002 or email your completed application and waiver to cspringer@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
Building Hours: Sun. 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. 1pm-5pm, Sat. closed
Exhibits close at 4:30pm.
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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Ask A Naturalist

Ask-A-Naturalist

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

One of our naturalists can help you! Complete the form and an EEC staff member will do their best to solve your nature mysteries!

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