Events

Jan
18
Sat
Volunteer Information Session
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm

Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization!

Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include:

  • Helping care for wildlife
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
  • Staffing at festival special events
  • Fundraising
  • Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
  • General office work
  • Event planning

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and attend a “Volunteer Information Session.” Volunteer Information Sessions are typically held just before the arrival of our wildlife babies in January, February and March. Dates for 2020 are January 18th, February 22nd, and March 14th, 2020. Sign-ups can be made below.

Become A Volunteer

How did you hear about our program?

**NOTE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. Volunteers UNDER 18 will be asked to pay

$20 this fee supports staff time and resources associated with processing and training. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteers 18 AND OVER will be asked to pay $40, this fee covers the cost of a criminal background check and supports staff time and resources associated with training and processing. This is a criminal history only check, not a credit check. Our insurance mandates this check because we have groups of children on the premises year round. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Please DO NOT call about volunteer opportunities. Our coordinator also works in the hospital and is usually caring for our wildlife!

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge does not host police or court ordered community service hours. We do appreciate all types of service, but our status as an education facility prohibits our organization from hosting police or court ordered community service.

Jan
20
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy a special day of programs at Cedar Run. We will present Hunters of the Sky at 1pm. Kids can also make a special craft inside the Nature Center. All ages welcome. FREE with admission.

Feb
8
Sat
Wildlife Baby Shower @ Medford United Methodist Church
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
14
Fri
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day

Enjoy a special day of programs at Cedar Run. We will present Raptors and Reptiles at 11am and 1pm. All ages welcome. FREE with admission. Children ages 12 and under will also receive FREE admission when they bring in a handmade valentine for one of our resident animals. Kids can also complete a nature scavenger hunt and turn it in for a prize.

“Have a Heart” Day Off Adventures
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day! Join us for a full day-off camp as we show our love and appreciation for our Resident Animals! We’ll create heart-themed enrichment for them to explore and play with. Make a special Cedar Run valentine for your family and friends! 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $60/child. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

Program cancelled.

Feb
17
Mon
President’s Day
Feb 17 all-day

Kids can make a pinecone birdfeeder to take home inside the Nature Center. All ages welcome. FREE with admission.

“FFFFrigid Fun” Day Off Adventures
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring is right around the corner but it’s still cold! Let’s give our animal friends a boost to make it the rest of the winter and prep for spring with bird feeders and berry treats! We’ll find out how animals have survived the long cold winter and look for signs of emerging critters! 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $60/child. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

Program Cancelled.

Feb
22
Sat
Volunteer Information Session
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm

Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization!

Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include:

  • Helping care for wildlife
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
  • Staffing at festival special events
  • Fundraising
  • Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
  • General office work
  • Event planning

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and attend a “Volunteer Information Session.” Volunteer Information Sessions are typically held just before the arrival of our wildlife babies in January, February and March. Dates for 2020 are January 18th, February 22nd, and March 14th, 2020. Sign-ups can be made below.

Become A Volunteer

How did you hear about our program?

**NOTE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. Volunteers UNDER 18 will be asked to pay

$20 this fee supports staff time and resources associated with processing and training. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteers 18 AND OVER will be asked to pay $40, this fee covers the cost of a criminal background check and supports staff time and resources associated with training and processing. This is a criminal history only check, not a credit check. Our insurance mandates this check because we have groups of children on the premises year round. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Please DO NOT call about volunteer opportunities. Our coordinator also works in the hospital and is usually caring for our wildlife!

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge does not host police or court ordered community service hours. We do appreciate all types of service, but our status as an education facility prohibits our organization from hosting police or court ordered community service.

Owl Prowl
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Winter is often the best time of the year to locate owls in the forest as they are in the midst of nesting season. Program begins inside the Nature Center for an up-close experience with our resident owls followed by a hike on the trail in search of our local species. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. No flashlights, please. 5:30-7pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. $15/member, $20/non-member. Advanced registration required. This program will fill up!

This is event is full!! Contact our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org if you’d like to be added to the waiting list.

Feb
23
Sun
POP-UP Guided Nature Walk
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join the new Executive Director Dennis Miranda on an enjoyable leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the birds and animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, make sure you have a water bottle and your binoculars (some loaners will be available). 10:30 am-12 pm. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum registrants: 20, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
Feb
29
Sat
Leap Day!
Feb 29 all-day

What will you do with your “extra” day?! A trip to Cedar Run?! Cedar Run is offering free admission to first 29 paying visitors on Leap Day. We hope to see you spending the day HERE in Nature!

Mar
3
Tue
Mini BioBlitz for World Wildlife Day
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On this World Wildlife Day, join us as we welcome the return of warmer weather by participating in this fun bio survey! Download the iNaturalist app to your phone, or bring a digital camera and upload the pictures to iNaturalist.com later. How many different species can you find at Cedar Run? Ongoing from 9am-5pm. Sign-ups must be made in the Nature Center when you arrive. Self-guided and free with admission. Contact Education@CedarRun.org for more details.

Mar
10
Tue
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.