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20th 'Nature Through a Child's Eyes' Begins Tuesday

Annual art exhibit from area schools to run Jan. 3 through Feb. 27 at Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge.

 

"Nature Through a Child's Eyes", a childrens' art show including more than 300 pieces with an environmental theme submitted by more than 300 elementary school children in Somerset Couny, will begin on Tuesday at the in Basking Ridge.

The exhibit at the EEC, part of the Somerset County Park Commission, will run every day except major holidays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 3 through Monday, Feb. 27, at the EEC's headquarters at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Admission is free.

The works in a variety of media have been created by Somerset County schoolchildren in kindergarten through sixth grade. The works communicate their views of nature and the environment though application of textures, shapes and colors.

Teachers from throughout the county, including Bernards Township, encourage children in art classes to create and submit works for the show.

Adults and children alike are invited enjoy exploring the creative minds of the children.

Past projects have included fall leaves printed with tempera, nature landscapes in pastels, and impressions of trees, all of which demonstrate the children's relationship with nature.

The Environmental Education Center offers a wealth of entertainment opportunities for the entire family including the Environmental Library and Store, trails through the Great Swamp, maple sugaring and a full calendar of special events.

For information on Nature Through a Child's Eyes or other Environmental Education Center activities, call 908-766-2489 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment. Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found online.

— Linda Sadlouskos contributed to this story.

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