Events

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.

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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.

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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!

Mar
3
Tue
World Wildlife Day BioBlitz
Mar 3 all-day

The theme of the United Nations World Wildlife Day 2020 is Sustaining all life on Earth. Join us for a BioBlitz of Cedar Run! What species are found here? Who can find and catalogue the most? Ongoing from 9am-5pm. Sign-ups must be made in the Nature Center when you arrive. Participants must have iNaturalist app and account to record data. Free with admission.

Mar
10
Tue
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Mar
11
Wed
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Mar
12
Thu
National Plant a Flower Day & National Girl Scout Day
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a evening of floral fun! Make a flower craft, plant a flower to take home, and enjoy some light snacks. Ongoing from 4-7pm. All ages welcome. $10/person. To celebrate National Girl Scout Day, girl scout of all ages, are $8/person. Advanced registration preferred, but not required.

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Mar
14
Sat
Volunteer Information Session
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
21
Sat
International Day of the Forests
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

People may not always grasp how important trees are in our lives. We walk by them and don’t give them much thought but they give us shelter, heat, food, provide oxygen, and make our modern lives easier. What about trees makes them so unassuming but so important to us? Grow your appreciation of these incredible plants during this guided hike and presentation. 1-3pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. $10/adult, $8/child, members free. Advanced registration required.

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