Events

Oct
1
Sat
Nocturnal Animals Exhibit in the Nature Center
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

Come learn about all of our furry friends who come out after dark! Owls, bats, and other amazing creatures of the night!

Exhibit is free with admission

Exhibit runs October 1st- October 31st

Oct
5
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our You and Me program is held once a month year-round, with Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday sessions available to choose from. Classes run 10:00-11:00 am. Ages 3-5. Cost is $10/child with one adult free.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2022-2023 Dates and Books:

  • 12/3, 12/6 or 12/7 – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • 1/3, 1/4 or 1/7 – Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks Fran Hodgkins
  • 3/4, 3/7 or 3/8 – Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • 4/1, 4/4 or 4/5 – Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • 5/2, 5/3 or 5/6 – My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • 6/3, 6/6 or 6/7 – Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors, even if weather is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

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Raptors and Reptiles: free with admission
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Enjoy a special program at the refuge. We will present Raptors and Reptiles at 11am. All ages welcome. Program is included with the price of admission. No sign-up needed!

 

Homeschool Classes
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee-High Naturalists
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-November and March-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. We also hold a Family Night Hike (times vary) in December. Classes run 1:00-2:30 pm. Ages 4-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free.

Classes coincide with our Homeschool Classes (ages 6-11) for families with children of multiple ages.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2022-2023 Dates and Books:

  • 9/7 or 9/8 – Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer
  • 10/5 or 10/6 – Because of An Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
  • 11/2 or 11/3 – Cubs First Winter by Rebecca Elliott
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/8 or 2/9 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register for this session here.
  • 3/8 or 3/9 – Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • 4/5 or 4/6 – Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • 5/3 or 5/4 – My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • 6/7 or 6/8- Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors, even if weather is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Knee-High Naturalists Payment

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Oct
6
Thu
Homeschool Classes
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee-High Naturalists
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-November and March-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. We also hold a Family Night Hike (times vary) in December. Classes run 1:00-2:30 pm. Ages 4-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free.

Classes coincide with our Homeschool Classes (ages 6-11) for families with children of multiple ages.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2022-2023 Dates and Books:

  • 9/7 or 9/8 – Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer
  • 10/5 or 10/6 – Because of An Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
  • 11/2 or 11/3 – Cubs First Winter by Rebecca Elliott
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/8 or 2/9 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register for this session here.
  • 3/8 or 3/9 – Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • 4/5 or 4/6 – Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • 5/3 or 5/4 – My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • 6/7 or 6/8- Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors, even if weather is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Knee-High Naturalists Payment

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

Oct
8
Sat
Clean Up Day at the Refuge with Keep Nature Wild
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Clean Up Day at the Refuge with Keep Nature Wild

Come join the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge team for a cleanup near the refuge!

The clean-up will be focused on Jackson Road, from the rear entrance to Cedar Run back towards Tuckerton Road.

Cedar Run will kindly be asking for a $28 donation from adult non-members and a $22 donation from adult members. Children under the age of 16 will be $10.
Adult volunteers will get a free Keep Nature Wild shirt, Keep Nature Wild stickers and clean-up supplies, free admission to the Refuge for the day!
Children will receive Keep Nature Wild stickers and clean-up supplies, and free admission to the Refuge for the day!

Wear outdoor appropriate attire and your Keep Nature Wild gear is always a plus 🙂 Shoes/boots and long pants are always recommended as well as a hat or some form of shade.

Parking: Cedar Run’s Jackson Road parking lot

This event is for everyone, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult! 

Cleanup events are inherently dangerous and can be strenuous. We will be reviewing safety precautions prior to the cleanup.

If you’re interested in learning more about Keep Nature Wild’s mission, story, and the products we sell, check out their website www.keepnaturewild.com

**YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT A TICKET FOR THIS EVENT!**. Simply sign up and show up!


All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

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Oct
9
Sun
Yoga At The Refuge: Hunter Full Moon Edition
Oct 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Yoga at the Refuge! All levels are welcomed. This will be a slow vinyasa/yin class. Some flow movement with some deep juicy yin holds! Intentional movement progressing towards strength and healing to make you feel invigorated and relaxed.  Breathe in the healing energy of the natural surroundings, heal yourself as you contribute to healing the animals around you.

You can hear the sounds of nature under the full moon as we work our ways to calming our breath, mind and spirit. This full moon edition is for the Hunter moon, which is preparing us for the winter months! This session we will be stretching out in front of our resident wildlife enclosures!

Meet your instructor: Monica Walsh – High Vibrations Association

Monica was first introduced to yoga when her mom brought her to her first class that a friend was teaching at a Synagogue in the late 90s. They attended the class because Monica’s relationship to her newly developing teenage body was not a healthy one.  This beautiful, simple, practice opened her eyes to a new path with

which to approach the human condition both on and off the mat. Ever since, Monica’s desire for yogic knowledge snowballed –seeking out classes at local gyms and yoga studios turned into finding highly qualified mentors resulting in a lifelong regulated practice and a desire for something deeper, a taste for something higher than ourselves. For the last couple of decades Monica has spent thousands of hours on the mat at different vinyasa, hatha and 26/2 focused studios.  With a great deal of knowledge under her belt and a thirst to help others, Monica became a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certified Teacher in March of 2020 and began teaching yoga at Lavender Koi in Berlin, NJ immediately. Around the same time, Monica was introduced to Bhakti Yoga and began to deepen her knowledge in the ancient Vedic teachings of yoga philosophy. Today, Monica continues to teach at Lavender Koi Yoga as well as Studio 67 in Medford, NJ with the a focus of helping others, not only on a basic physical level in the body, but to also provide students with a tool box for the mind and spirit.

Please arrive 30 minutes early at our Nature Center if you would like to visit some of our resident wildlife prior to our classes start time. Class will begin at 5:00pm! We would love to introduce you to our friends! 

Please bring your own yoga mat as we do not offer rentals. Props are optional. Water will be available for purchase in the Nature Center, we also have a water refill station for any reusable water bottles. 

Limited space is available! Grab your spot before we sell out!

  • Children between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent.
  • No children under 16 may be permitted in the yoga session.

 


All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

$35 per Adult: Advanced Ticket
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Full Moon Night Hike
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike at night to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the ‘night shift’ awakens. Program begins at the Nature Center. Hike is approximately 1 mile. $15/adult, $10/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Advanced registration required.

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

Registration for this event has ended.

 

Oct
10
Mon
Science Rocks! Day-Off
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day off? Get hands-on at Cedar Run! Join us for a full day of exciting science experiments, hikes, animal encounters and more!

K-5th grade. Space is limited to 20 children per group. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Don’t forget to pack a lunch! Advanced registration required.

The day’s theme…Pinelands Survival

Pricing: $60/child.  **Please register each child separately.**
Sign-up for multiple sessions this fall and save! Get 2 sessions for $100!

Need financial assistance? Click here for more information about possible scholarship opportunities.

Registration for this event has ended.

 

 

 

Oct
15
Sat
Yoga At The Refuge: Early Morning
Oct 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us for Yoga at the Refuge! All levels are welcomed. This will be a slow vinyasa/yin class. Some flow movement with some deep juicy yin holds! Intentional movement progressing towards strength and healing to make you feel invigorated and relaxed.  Breathe in the healing energy of the natural surroundings, heal yourself as you contribute to healing the animals around you.

We will be stretching out over our cedar lake bridge just steps away from one of our wildlife enclosures. Hear the sounds of nature in the early morning as we work our ways to calming our breath, mind and spirit.

Please arrive 30 minutes early at our Nature Center if you would like to visit some of our resident wildlife prior to our classes start time, class will start at 8:00am. We would love to introduce you to our friends! 

Meet your instructor: Monica Walsh – High Vibrations Association

Monica was first introduced to yoga when her mom brought her to her first class that a friend was teaching at a Synagogue in the late 90s. They attended the class because Monica’s relationship to her newly developing teenage body was not a healthy one.  This beautiful, simple, practice opened her eyes to a new path with

which to approach the human condition both on and off the mat. Ever since, Monica’s desire for yogic knowledge snowballed –seeking out classes at local gyms and yoga studios turned into finding highly qualified mentors resulting in a lifelong regulated practice and a desire for something deeper, a taste for something higher than ourselves. For the last couple of decades Monica has spent thousands of hours on the mat at different vinyasa, hatha and 26/2 focused studios.  With a great deal of knowledge under her belt and a thirst to help others, Monica became a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certified Teacher in March of 2020 and began teaching yoga at Lavender Koi in Berlin, NJ immediately. Around the same time, Monica was introduced to Bhakti Yoga and began to deepen her knowledge in the ancient Vedic teachings of yoga philosophy. Today, Monica continues to teach at Lavender Koi Yoga as well as Studio 67 in Medford, NJ with the a focus of helping others, not only on a basic physical level in the body, but to also provide students with a tool box for the mind and spirit.

Please bring your own yoga mat as we do not offer rentals. Props are optional. Water will be available for purchase in the Nature Center, we also have a water refill station for any reusable water bottles. 

Limited space is available! Grab your spot before we sell out!

  • Children between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent.
  • No children under 16 may be permitted in the yoga session.

 


All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

$35 per Adult: Advanced Ticket
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Oct
16
Sun
Kid’s Photography Workshop
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a morning of photography for KIDS ONLY! Our trained staff will help children ages 6-13 learn tricks and techniques for photographing wildlife. $10/member, $15/non-member. 10:00-11:30am. Space is limited to 10 children. Must bring your own camera. Advanced registration required.

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Oct
22
Sat
Owl-O-Ween Fun at Cedar Run
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No tricks here! Dress up in your Halloween costumes & enjoy an afternoon trick-or-treating at our wildlife enclosures, along with a Halloween movie, costume contest, games, crafts, food & more! It is going to be a hoot! Great for children ages 3 & up!

Cedar Run will be closed to the public for general admissions on Saturday, 10/22 at 2pm to get ready for Owl-O-Ween.
Day of Timeline:
4:00pm – 7:00pm:
  • Food Trucks, located in parking lot
  • Games
  • Halloween Crafts & Coloring
  • Cozy Campfire (marshmallow roasting kits will be sold)

4:15pm – 5:15pm / 5:45pm – 6:45pm:

  • Trick-or-Treating, at the Wildlife Housing Area

4:15pm – 6:15pm:

  • Family-friendly Halloween Movie, located in the outdoor pavilion

5:30pm:

  • Costume Contest!
  • *Must pre-register when you check in for one category. Sign-ups close at 5:15pm.
  • Categories:
    • Best Overall
    • Most Original
    • Scariest
    • Funniest
    • Best Family/Group Costume – up to 5 may enter

Yummy Eats:


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors!

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for our Fall Events!
As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from the promotion of the event through email outreach, social media, and other efforts directed to our fall events attendees and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to our wildlife and local communities. There are several levels of sponsorship detailed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please select the level that will best reflect your support. Your tax-deductible sponsorship commitment will be used to help support Cedar Run’s mission to preserve and protect our native wildlife.

CR 2022 Sponsorships Packet

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– PSE&G
– South Jersey Radiology Associates
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International

Event Sponsors:

 

If you are interested in sponsoring our fundraising event, please reach out to Lisa Franco at lisa.franco@cedarrun.org.
Thank you!


PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. There will be day of tickets available at the door. 

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (until 10/19/22 at Noon)

  • $13 per Adult (Save $2!)
  • $10 per Child ages 4-12 (Save $2!)
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

Day of ticket pricing:

  • $15 per Adult
  • $12 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

 

Oct
28
Fri
Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided FAMILY DAYTIME Hike
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Just in time for hoots & spooks of Halloween! Only the bravest will dare to explore Cedar Run on our haunted guided family daytime hikes!

Learn a bit more about the Legend of New Jersey’s famous Jersey Devil, as well as other cryptids, and hope he does not make an appearance while you are deep in the woods. We will read the story, and walk through the sets during the daytime. There are no actors during this time, only the decor. So no jump scares, so all can enjoy!

Geared towards the littles (ages 4 & up).
Rain or shine.

Timed Haunted Night Hikes

  • Guided hikes will run between 20-30 minutes long, and will be a guided walking hike.
  • Recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled guided hike, and will promptly begin at the scheduled time.
  • Limited space of 16 per timed guided hike. Advanced registration is required.
  • Dogs and other pets are prohibited, except clearly marked service animals. This is due to the safety of our wildlife animals, for special events and daily visits.

Limited space for each Haunted Guided Hike! Once they go on sale, grab your tickets now before they… disappear!

  • $10 per family (up to 4). Children 3 and under are free. 
  • $4 per additional family member.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult during the duration of the guided hike.
  • Costumes are encouraged but not required.
  • The daily admission fee is additional if you wish to walk additional trails and our Wildlife Housing Area.

Timed Haunted Guided Hikes

  • 11:00am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm

 

Looking for the spooky Guided Night Hike on Saturday evening? This is geared towards ages 10 and up. 
Advanced registration is required. Click for details for the NIGHT HIKE.


All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! 

Price: $ 10.00
Limit to 16 people total per timed hike. Each hike is about 20-30 minutes long.
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