Events

Dec
4
Mon
Birds of Winter Exhibit
Dec 4 2023 @ 10:00 am – Jan 4 2024 @ 4:00 pm

 

 

Visit our Exhibit Room this month to learn all about how birds adapt to the chilly weather and what birds you can expect to see during the winter! Free with admission

Dec
17
Sun
124th Christmas Bird Count – Count Birds with Us!
Dec 17 all-day

Please join us on Sunday, 12/17/2023 for the Christmas Bird Count! This will be Audubon’s 124th Christmas Bird Count, where all across the world, people gather to count birds! This count data will then go towards conservation efforts to help the wildlife in your area!

Learn more about the history of the Christmas Bird Count here: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count/history-christmas-bird-count

All birding levels are welcome! Please bring your friends and family to come together as a team, or come by yourself!

Self-guided – Participants will be given a quick intro when they arrive and then sent on the trails to count on their own. Tally sheets will be available 10am-4pm and we will have loaner binoculars to borrow.

Prefer to have guide? New for 2024, join us on a guided hike at 7am, 11am or 1pm. Hike lasts approximately 1-hour. 15 participants maximum. No pre-registration needed – first come, first served.

Please wear appropriate clothing, as this date cannot be changed in coordination with Audubon’s guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please email keith.clayton@cedarrun.org.

This event is free with admission, but donations to support our work are always welcome! 

We hope to see you there!

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice Lunch & Learn
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

To celebrate the Winter Solstice, we’ll have a fun visit with one of our resident ambassadors! Grab your lunch and come on over to hang out with a mystery feathered, scaly or furry friend. Questions welcome! 12:00pm. Suitable for all ages. This is a free program included with daily admission or membership, but donations to support our work are always welcome!  Advanced registration required. This event will take place INSIDE our Community Room so space is limited. Those not pre-registered will be on a first come, first served basis.

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.

Questions? Email education@cedarrun.org for more info.

This event is now full!

Winter Solstice Night Hike
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Come join us in celebrating the Winter Solstice here at Cedar Run. The shortest day and longest night of the year hold many traditions in anticipation of the sun’s return. Celebrate with us by enjoying a campfire with marshmallow roasting and a hike along our trails under the moon light. A refuge resident will make an appearance too! Ages 8 and up please. $15/adult, $10/child.

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.

This event is now full. Please email erin.kiefer@cedarrun.org to be added to our waitlist.

 

Jan
1
Mon
First Day Night Hike
Jan 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the first day of 2024 with us!

First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors. On New Year’s Day, hundreds of free, guided hikes will be organized in all 50 states. Kids and adults all across America will be participating in First Day Hikes, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty of a state park.  Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country! Find out more here: https://www.stateparks.org/special-programs/first-day-hikes/

4:30-6:00pm. Ages 8 and up please. $15/adult, $10/child. 20 participants maximum. 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 closed. Keep an eye out for future events!

Jan
9
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Jan 9 @ 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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

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. 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 will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Jan 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10 and 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

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. 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 will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Jan
10
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Jan 10 @ 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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

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. 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 will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Jan 10 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10 and 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

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. 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 will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Jan
13
Sat
You and Me Preschool
Jan 13 @ 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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

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. 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 will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

ADULTS ONLY! Night Hike
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike under the darkness of the new moon 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. 5:00-6:30pm. ADULTS ONLY! $15/person. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

Registration for this event has ended.

Jan
15
Mon
Science Rocks! Mini Day-Off
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Day off? Get hands-on at Cedar Run! Join us for 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 entire time outdoors. $35/non-member, $30/member. Advanced registration required.

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

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.

 

 

Jan
26
Fri
Full Moon Owl Prowl
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 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 at the Outdoor Pavilion (with heaters!) 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. 5:00-6:30pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. $15/adult, $10/child. Advanced registration required. This program will fill up!

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.

This event is now full.

Feb
1
Thu
Sustainability Exhibit
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm

Visit us in our Exhibit Room this month to learn all about sustainability. What does it mean to be sustainable? How can you be more sustainable in your daily life? AND we will have some special guests visiting us this month to talk about sustainable practices.

Join us:

-Sunday, February 18th at 10:30. Catie and Ian from Garden State Compost will have a table in our Nature Center.

-Sunday, February 25th from 10am-12pm. Tina Solak from the Refill Market will have a table in our Nature Center.

Come on out and learn with us! Exhibit is free with admission. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Feb
9
Fri
ADULTS ONLY! New Moon Night Hike
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike under the darkness of the new moon 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. 6:00-7:30pm. ADULTS ONLY! $15/person. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

This event is now full.