Nature Programs for Ages 5 to 8 Saturdays in April


Apr 1, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017
10:30 AM until 12:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.


The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey is taking registration for the April sessions of River Rats, a science and nature learning adventure for children age 5 to 8 years old. Children will join a Naturalist for an exciting weekend experience, hiking, observing nature and seasonal changes, interacting with captive live animals, creating crafts, and exploring the Great Swamp. River Rats is a monthly program. River Rats will convene on Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15, and 29, 2017 (no program April 22) from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Fee for the 4-session program is $36 per child. Registration and payment 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, a science discovery room, 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 or by calling 908-722-1200.




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

Additional Information


Somerset County Park Commission



Contact name

Christa Wood

Contact email


5 to 8


Registration required



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