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Environmental Education Center

190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ • 908 766-2489

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Educational Public Programs for august 2017

Let's Move The Environmental Education Center has partnered with the national Let's Move! initiative to fight childhood obesity by encouraging participation in outdoor activities and promoting healthy eating. Those programs are listed with the Let's Move! logo by the program titles.

Xtreme Adventure: Rock Climb  Let's Move
(Ages 13-16)
Hit the road early and head up to the famous Shawangunks, also known as "The Gunks", in the Catskill Mountain Range. Meet with a licensed climbing guide and hike a short distance to the rocks! Instruction on climbing, belaying, and repelling will be included.
$200 per person
Course Code: 50103

EEC-60 Wednesday, August 2
  8:00am-5:30pm

Nectar Sippers
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Summertime blooms are a sweet treat for the critters who find their food in flowers. Learn which animals drink nectar and what tools they use.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51290

EEC-9 Thursday, August 3
  3:00pm-4:00pm

Xtreme Adventure: Sedge Island Overnight
(Ages 13-16)
Journey to an isolated section of New Jersey's largest estuary, Barnegat Bay. Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, birding, clamming, star gazing…the possibilities are endless on this adventure! The Sedge House is a rustic bunkroom style lodge with Clivus toilets and no showers. Teens are sure to have a blast but are also expected to help with group chores. Dinner, breakfast, and snacks included.
$225 per person
Course Code: 50103

EEC-61 Depart Tuesday, August 8, 8:00am
  Return Wednesday, August 9, 5:30pm

Tot Trek  Let's Move
(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-76 Tuesday, August 8
  10:30am-11:30am

Leaping Lizards
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Reptiles are very fascinating creatures! But which critters are reptiles? Meet some special guests who will help you remember reptiles forever!
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51382

EEC-8 Monday, August 14
  10:30am-11:30am

Katydid Kids
(Ages 4-6)
"Here a bug…there a bug...everywhere a bug, bugs!" Bugs and insects are some of the most amazing creatures on Earth. Learn about these bizarre critters through stories, games, and outdoor discoveries as we explore their homes, habitats, and lives. This will be the buggiest day of your life!
$9 per person
Course Code: 51238

EEC-12 Wednesday, August 16
  10:30am-Noon

Birth of a Butterfly
(Ages 4-6)
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.
$9 per person
Course Code: 51520

EEC-13 Thursday, August 24
  10:30am-Noon

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!
FREE
Course Code: 51361

EEC-04 Sunday, August 27
  2:00pm-3:00pm

Sod Farm Shorebirds - New Program
(Adult)
Late summer is a great time to see some unusual shorebirds migrating through our area. Edwin B. Forsythe NWR "Brig" is a wonderful place to see a variety of these migrants, but it is far and can be hot and very buggy. Birding the Sod Farms of Somerset, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties gives you an opportunity to see some of these shorebirds closer to home and away from the Greenheads. Make sure to bring water and sun protection.
$40 per adult/$30 per senior
Course Code: 51811

EEC-01 Wednesday, August 30
  7:00am-1:00pm




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SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY

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