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

Educational Public Programs for november 2019

Stone Barns Center - New
(Adult)
The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, located near Sleepy Hollow, New York, is a wonderful autumn destination. Enjoy a private, 90-minute, guided walking tour of this beautiful working farm followed by a delicious, hour-long, casual 'farm to table' lunch buffet. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress to be both indoors and outdoors.
$105 per adult/$95 per senior
Course Code: 51860

EEC-01 Friday, November 1
  9:00am-4:00pm

Baby Owls
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Come learn all about owls with fun activities, crafts, and stories. The program should be a real hoot! Please wear footwear appropriate for hiking.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51830

EEC-03 Friday, November 1
  10:30am-11:30am

River Rats
(Ages 5-8)
Come join us for this exciting weekend learning adventure. During each monthly session, we will hike, observe the natural world, interact with live animals, and explore the Great Swamp. Bring a water bottle, a snack, and dress to be both indoors and out.
$36 for 4-day session per person
Course Code: 51740

EEC-34 Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23
  10:30am-Noon

Forest Fitness Sundays
(Adult)
Join a weekly walking group and enhance your exercise regimen with Mother Nature! Improve your health, clear your mind, and enjoy nature as you traverse the level trails of Lord Stirling Park with a Naturalist as your guide. Leave cool, calm, and collected. Participants must be able to walk continuously at a moderate pace with occasional breaks. Bring a water bottle and a desire to leave your troubles behind. Comfortable, waterproof boots are a must in the swamp.
$20 for 4-day session per person
Course Code: 51708

EEC-53 Sundays, November 3, 10, 17, 24
  9:00am-10:00am

The Young Explorers Club
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
It is never too early to get little ones outdoors to experience the wonders of nature. This series will focus on developing their five senses through simple activities. Parents will share the excitement with their children during this special hour and return home with ideas to explore nature close to home. Please be dressed for all kinds of weather and waterproof boots are a must.
$22 per pair/$11 per additional child for 3-day session
Course Code: 51667

EEC-02 Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 (no class on November 11)
  10:30am-11:30am

KinderNats
(Ages 5-7)
KinderNats is a program designed and geared for children who love being outdoors. This afterschool series will get them outside to study science and explore the natural world. These Junior Naturalists will be engaged through games, activities, and much more! Each week will focus on a different seasonal theme. Please be dressed for all kinds of weather and waterproof boots are a must.
$18 for 3-day session per person
Course Code: 51666

EEC-50 Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 (no class on November 11)
  4:00pm-5:00pm

Beauty and the Bronx: Van Cortlandt House Museum & Wave Hill
(Adult)
Van Cortlandt House and Museum is the Bronx's oldest
surviving building dating back to the mid-1700's. We will take a guided tour, view countless historic objects, and learn about the role the house played in the Revolutionary War. Then we will head to Wave Hill where we will enjoy a sustainably sourced boxed lunch and tour the public gardens and magnificent cultural center which overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades.
$95 per adult/$85 per senior
Course Code: 56002

EEC-4 Thursday, November 7
  9:00am-4:30pm

Recipe for a Reptile - New
(All Ages)
Reptiles are amazing creatures. Together, we will learn what it takes to be a reptile! Let us take a close look at some reptiles and their unique adaptations. We will see some interesting animal objects and meet some neat live reptiles during this program!
$6 per person
Course Code: 51869

EEC-01 Thursday, November 7
  10:30am-11:30am

Swamp Kids
(Ages 8-10)
Too old for KinderNats? Join Swamp Kids! This program is designed to let the child's curiosity and passion guide their learning. Nature is the greatest teacher! Each week this outdoor afterschool series will focus on a different seasonal theme. Please be dressed for all kinds of weather and warm, waterproof boots are a must.
$18 for 3-day session per person
Course Code: 51820

EEC-19 Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21
  4:00pm-5:00pm

Maple Sweets
(All Ages)
Would you like to learn how to maple sugar? Planning starts in the late fall for this fun, educational, and super sweet winter activity. Join a Naturalist and learn about maple trees, what supplies you will need, and the sugaring techniques that will help you collect and process your own maple sugar.
$6 per person
Course Code: 51846

EEC-2 Saturday, November 9
  Noon-1:00pm

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-M8 Saturday, November 9
  1:00pm-4:00pm
EEC-M9 Saturday, November 23
  1:00pm-4:00pm
EEC-N1 Saturday, November 30
  1:00pm-4:00pm

Forest Fitness Tuesdays
(Adult)
Join a weekly walking group and enhance your exercise regimen with Mother Nature! Improve your health, clear your mind, and enjoy nature as you traverse the level trails of Lord Stirling Park with a Naturalist as your guide. Leave cool, calm, and collected. Participants must be able to walk continuously at a moderate pace with occasional breaks. Bring a water bottle and a desire to leave your troubles behind. Comfortable, waterproof boots are a must in the swamp.
$15 for 3-day session per person
Course Code: 51708

EEC-54 Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26
  9:00am-10:00am

Tree House Gang
(Ages 3-5)
Bring your little ones to the Environmental Education Center for fun science and nature programming. These two-and-a-half hour afternoon classes will enhance learning by spending up to two hours outside exploring, hands-on activities, meeting live animals, and learning by experimenting. Each month has a different theme. Please provide a small snack for your child. Please dress for the weather; waterproof boots are a must in the swamp.
$50 for 3-day session per person
Course Code: 51488

EEC-28 Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26
  12:45pm-3:15pm

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-96 Wednesday, November 13
  10:30am-11:30am

Tinicum NWR Birding
(Adult)
Join us for a day of exploring America's first urban refuge nestled within the setting of the city of Philadelphia and the Delaware River estuary. Refuge habitats include freshwater tidal marsh, open water, mudflats and woodlands which support a diversity of wildlife species year-round. Bundle up and bring lunch and binoculars.
$50 per adult/$40 per senior
Course Code: 51793

EEC-02 Thursday, November 14
  9:00am-4:00pm

American Museum of Natural History
(Adult)
Do you remember visiting a natural history museum as a child and being amazed by the giant dinosaur skeletons? It is not your imagination some of the specimens on display are larger and fiercer looking than when we were children. Visit the butterfly conservatory and take a walk through an exhibition of both
native and exotic species of Lepidoptera. Bring money for lunch in the café and then dinner at a near by restaurant.
$95 per adult/$85 per senior
Course Code 51181

EEC-63 Friday, November 15
  9:00am-9:00pm

Birding Identification Workshops: Hawks, Owls, and Eagles
(Adult)
A program series geared toward beginning, refining, and reinforcing your birding skills. This program will be all about the amazing species of hawks, owls, and eagles that are found throughout North America.
$10 per person
Course Code: 51822

EEC-11 Saturday, November 16
  1:00pm-2:30pm

Eagles at Conowingo Dam
(Adult)
Get ready to view and watch more than 100 Bald eagles wintering at Conowingo Dam in northern Maryland along the Lower Susquehanna River! This population of eagles are considered world famous and we will have the entire day to enjoy them! Bring lunch, something warm to drink, binoculars, camera and bundle up because it will be cold.
$50 per adult/$40 per senior
Course Code: 51754

EEC-04 Sunday, November 17
  7:00am-7:00pm

Turkey Talk
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
As Thanksgiving approaches people start thinking "turkey". Educate yourself on this fascinating bird and share your new found knowledge with family and friends at your Thanksgiving dinner.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51669

EEC-9 Thursday, November 21
  10:30am-11:30am

Story Hour
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Come and listen to a Naturalist read a story, relax in our comfortable library, and take a short walk. This program is a simple way to spend some quality time with your young one while enjoying wonderful environmentally-oriented books.
Pre-registration is required.
FREE
Course Code: 51628

EEC-88 Saturday, November 23
  10:30am-11:30am



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      Other Groups
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    • School Program Guide
Trips & Outings
    • Birding
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Garden Discovery
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
Events
    • 1770s Festival
    • By the Light of the Moon
    • Live Animal Show
    • County Caper
    • Events
    • Family Program Series
    • Festival of Trees
    • Swamp Search
    • Temporary Exhibits
Program Calendars
Trails & Facilities
    • Room Rentals
    • Auditorium
    • Biomimicry STEM Lab
    • Discovery Room
    • Pond View Room
    • The Tree House
    • EEC Brochure
    • Gift Shop/Library
    • 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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Ask-A-Naturalist

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

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