Kids Eco-Explorers Program in Basking Ridge
Kids Eco-Explorers Program in Basking Ridge

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey has opened registration for Eco-Explorers, a summer science and nature program for children ages 7 to 9.

Eco-Explorers offers a series of 3 two-week and 2 one-week summer sessions of day-long programming exploring nature and science through hiking, canoeing, games, crafts, and exciting day trips.

The Naturalist-led series takes a hands-on approach to learning through creative expression, educational games, imagination, nature exploration, and physical skill development.

Each of the five sessions offers field trips, guest speakers, nature walks, canoeing, swimming, games, arts and crafts, and more.

Eco-Explorers runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Monday, June 25 through Friday, July 6 “Tales of a Planet” $648

Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20 “Swamp Scientists” $720

Monday, July 23 through Friday, August 3 “Habitat Trackers” $720

Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 “Forest Fanatics” $360

Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 “Creature Feature” $360

Post program extended care options are available for all sessions.

Registration 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 425 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. 

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at