Events

Feb
19
Sun
Great Backyard Bird Count Activities
Feb 19 all-day

This weekend, February 17–20, is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Come out to the refuge for a special craft in the Nature Center and complete a bird tally sheet along the trail to help in the count. Winter is the perfect time to go “birding!” Included with the price of admission. No registration needed!

Feb
20
Mon
Great Backyard Bird Count Activities
Feb 20 all-day

This weekend, February 17–20, is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Come out to the refuge for a special craft in the Nature Center and complete a bird tally sheet along the trail to help in the count. Winter is the perfect time to go “birding!” Included with the price of admission. No registration needed!

Mar
3
Fri
World Wildlife Day Lunch & Learn
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

To celebrate World Wildlife Day, 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 outside so please dress for the weather.

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.

Registration for this event has ended. Please check out our upcoming events for more fun opportunities!

Science Rocks! Afternoon: World Wildlife Day
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In celebration of World Wildlife Day we’ll delve into all things wildlife with hands-on fun and experiments. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the afternoon entirely outdoors. 4:00-6:00pm. Grades K-8th. Students will be broken up to two groups – K-3rd and 4th-8th grade. $20/non-member, $15/member. Space is limited to 15 children per group. 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. Please check out or upcoming events!

 

Mar
4
Sat
You and Me Preschool
Mar 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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
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Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Mar
7
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Mar 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 or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
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Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Mar
8
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Mar 8 @ 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 $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
Personal Info

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

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 8 @ 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.

$ 12.00
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Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

Mar
9
Thu
Homeschool Classes
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 9 @ 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.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

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

Donation Total: $12.00

 

Mar
11
Sat
Nature Journaling Kids’ Club
Mar 11 @ 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.

$20 per class
$10 per notebook (optional) - retails for $15
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Nature Journaling and Field Sketching
Mar 11 @ 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.

$20 per class
$10 per notebook (optional) - retails for $15
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Junior Owl Prowl
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come out for an Junior Owl Prowl focused on our youngest owl enthusiasts! This program is geared toward children pre-K through 2nd grade (with an adult), but older siblings are welcome to join too. Program begins with an up-close experience with our resident owls followed by a hike on the trail in search of our local species. Please dress for the weather as the program is largely outside. 5:30-7:00pm. $10/person, ages 3 and under free. 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.

1/16/23 – This event is now full. Please email erin.kiefer@cedarrun.org to join the waitlist.

 

Mar
12
Sun
SOLD OUT! Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind the scenes and find out! Join one of our state-licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee, and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Pricing is $50 per person. This experience is geared for ages 15 and up only. Face masks are required for the duration of the program inside our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 20 guests!**