Basking Ridge, NJ – Wonder and outdoor adventure awaits the whole family this summer in Basking Ridge. The EEC(Environment Education Center) has prepared a whole lot of nature engaging explorations and activities for the young ones and the once young.

For this post, we will tackle the schedule for the first two weeks of July. Take a good look at the schedule. Every box with an event contains, the name of the event, target participants, details on registration (FREE and with $), time of the event, and course codes (for those that needs EEC registrations), respectively.

Located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, the park’s team of Naturalist gives a bit of description on a few of the activities they prepared for visitors and residents in Somerset County and nearby areas. Here are some descriptions of next week’s coming attractions:

A Hummingbird’s Life [10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Monday, July 2 at EEC Room 13]

See how the hummingbird travels back north and back into the swamps to lay its eggs. Experience this little bird’s journey and its challenges as it returns for spring after being out for the winter. 

Registration: $10 per child and parent, $5 for every additional child

Meet a Lot of Feet [ 3 PM – 4 PM Thursday, July 5]

Targeted for children ages 4 – 6, this is activity allows young kids to meet different animals with different number of legs (two, four and six legs). They will also know of the various important roles that the animals have for the  improvement of the ecosystem.

Registration: 6$ per person

Fort Indiantown Gap [6:30 AM – 4 PM Saturday, July 7]

Bring your children ages 13 and above to this whole day tour to explore the unique Fort Indiantown Gap. This
area of the military base is open only 4 times a year to the public. There you can feast your eyes on
interesting bird species, rare plants, and the stunning Regal Fritillary butterfly.
Registration: $50 for adults, 40$ for seniors and students

Summer Garden Strolls for All Ages [10 AM – 11 AM Sunday, July 8 at EEC Grounds]

Stroll with a Naturalist through the Discovery Gardens and expand your knowledge about types of gardens and  the unique plants they have. No registration is required as this program is free. 

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