KinderNats at the EEC


Sep 11, 2017 to Sep 25, 2017
04:00 PM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday.


The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey has opened registration for two children’s science and nature programs on Mondays in September. Because it is never too early to get little ones outdoors to experience the wonders of nature, Young Explorers, a program for children age infant to 5 with a parent, focuses on developing the five senses through simple activities. Parents are encouraged to share the experience with their children and are provided methods of continuing interaction with nature upon returning home. The Young Explorers Club will meet on Monday mornings, September 11, 18, and 25, 2017 from 10:30 A.M. to 11: 30 A.M. Fee for the 3-session program is $22 per pair and $11 for each additional child. KinderNats is designed and geared for children age 5 to 7 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 hiking, activities and more. Each week will focus on a different seasonal theme. Please be dressed for all kinds of weather. KinderNats is scheduled for Monday afternoons, September 11, 18, and 25 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Fee for the 3-session program is $18 per person. Registration and payment for either program may be made on-line at, in-person at the Environmental Education Center, via mail, or by telephone (if using a credit card) at 908-766-2489. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is located within Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, and is nestled within 450 acres of the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. A swamp vivarium, and an environmentally based library are located within the Center itself. “The Great Swamp Experience” on the lower level at the EEC features interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. The exhibit is open 7 days a week from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Admission is free. Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at




View map Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ

Additional Information


Somerset County Park Commission



Contact name

Maria Rossi

Contact email


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Registration required



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