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190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
908 766-2489    EEC Home Page

Xtreme Adventure

Educational Public Programs for july 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.

Meet A Lot of Feet  Let's Move
(Ages 4-6)
In the Swamp, many of our animals have more than two, four, and six legs. Come find out whom they are and the important role they have in our ecosystem. Get ready to move fast because with all their legs they can out race you!
$6 per person
Course Code: 51568

EEC-10 Thursday, July 6

Xtreme Adventure: White Water Rafting  Let's Move
(Ages 13-16)
We're kicking up the 'xtreme' factor a notch for some class II+ bigtime whitewater fun! Bring along mom or dad (no more than two teens per parent) to share the thrills and chills with! We will raft the challenging and beautiful gorge section of the Lehigh River – spending five hours on the water, actively paddling. A quick 'grab-n-go' dinner stop is planned for on the way home.
$300 per pair/$150 per additional teen
Course Code: 50103

EEC-56 Saturday, July 8

Coyote Kids
(Ages 4-6)
Hoooooowl! Join our pack for a fun, five-day nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and water play! This program will take place rain or shine. Pack a snack and come prepared to be outside! This week's topic will focus on a different habitat each day. Explore the field, forest, swamp, and gardens!
$125 per person
Course Code: 51752

EEC-08 Monday-Friday, July 10-14 "Habitats"

Xtreme Adventure: Waterfalls  Let's Move
(Ages 13-16)
Explore various hiking trails that will lead you to hidden waterfalls. Photograph, admire, and wade your way in for a swim!
Enjoy the day in the woods and in the water!
$50 per person
Course Code: 50103

EEC-57 Wednesday, July 12

Bird in the Nest  Let's Move
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
A parent's job is never done, even if you are a bird! Let us take a walk around Lord Stirling Park to search for birds and their nests. Games and a craft will help us to learn.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51511

EEC-11 Thursday, July 13

Get Into Shapes  Let's Move
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
The outside world is full of shapes—circles, stars, and squares. Let us go for a walk in the Swamp to find the shapes of nature in a flower, a tree, and the sky.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51534

EEC-10 Tuesday, July 18

Xtreme Adventure: Hike and Swim  Let's Move
(Ages 13-16)
Hike a section of the most famous trail on the east coast, the
Appalachian Trail! Walk in the footsteps of numerous famous hikers while learning the proper technique for following trail markers. Be rewarded with a cool, refreshing swim at Crater Lake; a glacial lake at the top of the Kittatinny Ridge located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
$50 per person
Course Code: 50103

EEC-58 Wednesday, July 19

Dinosaur Daze
(Ages 4-6)
Are you dazed about dinosaurs? Then this class is for you! Information, games, and activities will all be focused on these magnificent ancient creatures!
$6 per person
Course Code: 51474

EEC-5 Thursday, July 20

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.
Course Code: 51214

EEC-75 Monday, July 24

Raindrops to Rainbows
(Ages 4-6)
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.
$9 per person
Course Code: 51521

EEC-14 Tuesday, July 25

Xtreme Adventure: Kayak  Let's Move
(Ages 13-16)
Travel to the New Jersey Pine Barrens and learn how to wet exit a kayak. Discover the proper kayak strokes, and put your skills to the test! While paddling, keep an eye out for wildlife and enjoy the scenery along the waterway! We will be sure to stop for a picnic lunch and swim!
$75 per person
Course Code: 50103

EEC-59 Wednesday, July 26

Coyote Kids
(Ages 4-6)
Hoooooowl! Join our pack for a fun, five-day nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and water play! This program will take place rain or shine. Pack a snack and come prepared to be outside! This week's topic will focus on a different type of animal each day. Learn about mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, and birds!
$125 per person
Course Code: 51752

EEC-09 Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4 "Animals"

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    • Birding
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    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Family Program Series
    • Forest Fitness
    • Garden Discovery
    • Libraries, Senior Centers &
      Other Groups
    • Maple Sugaring
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • Scouts
    • Summer "Camps"
    • Workshops

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

  Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  Jane Bodnar at 908 766.2489 ext.323 or   email your completed application and
  waiver to .

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

Corporate Volunteer Groups please contact Jane Parks at 908 766.2489 ext.336 or

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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