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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 2019

Build a Bird - New
(Ages 4-6)
Feathers, beaks, and hollow bones are just some of the features that make birds special. Spend some time learning all about birds through stories, crafts, and a fun hike.
$6 per person
Course Code: 51865

EEC-01 Thursday, August 1

Swallowtail Fields
Wild Bergamot is in bloom and the swallowtail butterflies are out! Join a Naturalist as we visit several locations in North Jersey looking for a variety of summer butterflies, including the elusive Giant Swallowtail. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sun protection, and a lunch.
$40 per adult/$30 per senior
Course Code: 51840

EEC-02 Friday, August 2

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-15 Monday, August 12

Katydid Kids
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
"Here a bug…there a bug...everywhere a bug, bug!" 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!
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51238

EEC-14 Thursday, August 15

Waterfall Trekking
Travel to the Poconos and 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! Bring lunch and money for ice cream.
$50 per adult/$40 per senior
Course Code: 51814

EEC-03 Thursday, August 22

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! Pre-registration is required.
Course Code: 51361

EEC-08 Tuesday, August 20

Raindrops to Rainbows
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
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.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional child
Course Code: 51521

EEC-16 Tuesday, August 27
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      Other Groups
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School Programs
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    • School Program Guide
Trips & Outings
    • Birding
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Garden Discovery
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • 1770s Festival
    • By the Light of the Moon
    • Live Animal Show
    • County Caper
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    • Festival of Trees
    • Swamp Search
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Trails & Facilities
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    • 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 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

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

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?

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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