The Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey will host the sixth annual Bernards Township Non-Juried Art Show beginning on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and concluding on Sunday. April 23, 2017.
On display in the exhibit hall will be a wide variety of media and family-friendly subject matter created by Bernards Township adult residents. A reception for the artists and visitors is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.
The exhibit will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily except for Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16, 2017. Admission is free.
The EEC is nestled within the western portion of the Great Swamp and borders the 7,768-acre Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The wide variety of habitats includes: floodplains, swamps, rivers, intermittent streams, marshes, meadows, fields, forests, and natural and man-made ponds providing homes for diverse plant and animal populations in this environmentally sensitive park.
The multi-faceted EEC building is located on 500+ acres of Lord Stirling Park. The facility features 8.5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a year-round schedule of programs and exhibits for children and adults, an environmentally-based library, and gift shop.
“The Great Swamp Experience” on the lower level of the EEC features interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. Open 7 days a week from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., visiting children can crawl into a beaver lodge, feel animal fur, or explore the toddler area. For adults habitat vignettes share educational content of the floral and fauna found in the swamp’s river, meadows, ponds, marshes, and forests. Historical exhibits include information about the Western Glacier, mastodon bones, Paleo-Indians, and Lord Stirling. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about hydrology, sustainability, and the park’s geographic location. Admission is free.
The Environmental Education Center is open seven days each week. Call 908-
766-2489 for schedule updates.
Information on Somerset County Park Commission activities and programs visit www.somersetcountyparks.org. or call 908-722-1200.
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