Events

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

Come celebrate the first day of 2023 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 is full! Look for more exciting events!

Jan
3
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Jan 3 @ 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.

2023 Dates and Books:

  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by 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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Jan
4
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Jan 4 @ 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.

2023 Dates and Books:

  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by 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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Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Jan
7
Sat
Full Moon Owl Prowl
Jan 7 @ 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. Please email education@cedarrun.org to join the waitlist.

Jan
14
Sat
Nature Journaling Kids’ Club
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Give your child a break from screen time and encourage a connectedness to nature by providing the skill of nature journaling! This journal is not only a record of observations in their natural surroundings, but one that has value in the process as well. It encourages your child to increase their mindfulness of their natural habitat and pay attention to detail. The goal is to increase an appreciation of nature’s beauty, improve recognition of different species, and have an understanding of their local flora and fauna. Classes will run once monthly, and participants are encouraged to come as often as they can. Nature is always changing! 10:00-11:30 am. Suitable for ages 8-12*. $15/child. Fee includes daily Refuge admission for the participant only. Add on a Cedar Run journal for an additional $10 (retails for $15). Advanced registration required. Please register each participant separately.

*Note: This is an optional drop-off program for children – parents will be emailed a contact form and waiver prior to class.

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.

$15 per class
$20 per class
$10 per notebook (optional) - retails for $15
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Virtual Volunteer Information Session – GENERAL
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You and Me Preschool
Jan 14 @ 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.

2023 Dates and Books:

  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by 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.

You and Me Payment

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Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Nature Journaling and Field Sketching
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Whether you’re looking for a creative spark for your artistic expression, a way to develop your observational skills, or an immersive and mindful journey through nature, this course will guide you with friendly art instruction and engaging practice sessions that will help you make the most out of your journaling. Joining an in-person nature journaling group can be an amazing experience. Sitting in nature with others and exploring the world brings community, connection and mutual support. Classes will run once monthly, and participants are encouraged to come as often as they can. Nature is always changing! 1:00-2:30pm. Ages 13 and up*. $20/person. Fee includes daily Refuge admission for the participant only. Add on a Cedar Run journal for an additional $10 (retails for $15). Advanced registration required. Please register each participant separately.

*Note: This is an optional drop-off program for children – parents will be emailed a contact form and waiver prior to class.

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.

$15 per class
$20 per class
$10 per notebook (optional) - retails for $15
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Jan
16
Mon
FULL – Science Rocks! Mini Day-Off
Jan 16 @ 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. $30/non-member, $25/member. Advanced registration required.

The day’s theme…Chilly Challenge!

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.

1/13/23 – This event is now full! Keep an eye out for future offerings!

 

 

 

Jan
20
Fri
FULL – ADULTS ONLY! New Moon Night Hike
Jan 20 @ 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. Please email education@cedarrun.org to join our waitlist.

Feb
2
Thu
World Wetlands Day (virtual)
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate World Wetlands Day while learning a bit more about human impacts on the water around us. This fun and interactive program is best suited for 4th grade to adults, but younger students are welcome to join as well. This is a free program, but donations to support our work are always welcome!  Sign-up below to receive the Zoom link.

What is World Wetlands Day? World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on February 2nd to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

Why World Wetlands Day? Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and we are losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more. It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.

This is an optional two-part event, we’d love to see you for a follow-up hike on Sunday, 2/5/23 as well! Click here to learn more.

**Registration is closed for this event**

 

Feb
4
Sat
You and Me Preschool
Feb 4 @ 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.

2023 Dates and Books:

  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by 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.

You and Me Payment

$ 10.00
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Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Feb
5
Sun
World Wetlands Day Hike
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate World Wetlands Day with a hike through the Refuge exploring our wetlands! What kind of wetlands habitats are present at Cedar Run? 1:00-2:30pm. All ages welcome. $15/non-member adult, $10/non-member child (ages 4-12), members and ages 3 and under free. Fee includes Refuge admission for the day. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

What is World Wetlands Day? World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on February 2nd to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

Why World Wetlands Day? Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and we are losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more. It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.

This is an optional two-part event, we’d love to see you for a virtual program on Thursday, 2/2/23 as well! Click here to learn more.

Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.

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.

FULL! – Full Moon Owl Prowl
Feb 5 @ 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 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. 5:30-7:00pm. 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
7
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Feb 7 @ 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.

2023 Dates and Books:

  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by 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.

You and Me Payment

$ 10.00
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Donation Total: $10.00