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
“Tracks and Traces” Day Off Adventures
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day off from school? Join us for a full day of fun activities at Cedar Run! We’ll learn to walk like an animal and follow their tracks around the refuge, collect natural materials to make ornaments to spruce up your room, and enjoy lunch and marshmallows by a roaring fire! 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!

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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.

Jan
27
Mon
Refuge Ramblers
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a morning outdoors, rain or shine. We will set off on a hike in search of the many living things that call the refuge home. Will it be lizards, toads, bug-eating plants, creepy crawlies? We never know what we’ll find along the way. 10-11am. Ages 6-10. $8/child. Advanced registration required.

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You and Me Preschool Program
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. 10-11am. Ages 2-5. $8/child with adult. Advanced registration required.

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Feb
2
Sun
Wildlife Tracking 101
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This fun and informative program will help you review the basics of animal tracking in the wild. 1-2pm. All ages welcome. $10/adult, $8/child, member free. Advanced registration required.

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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!

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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!

How did you hear about our program?
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!

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Feb
24
Mon
Refuge Ramblers
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a morning outdoors, rain or shine. We will set off on a hike in search of the many living things that call the refuge home. Will it be lizards, toads, bug-eating plants, creepy crawlies? We never know what we’ll find along the way. 10-11am. Ages 6-10. $8/child. Advanced registration required.

How did you hear about our program?
You and Me Preschool Program
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. 10-11am. Ages 2-5. $8/child with adult. Advanced registration required.

How did you hear about our program?
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!