Events

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

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**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
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator – EXTRA DATE ADDED
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

THIS IS THE EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife 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 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.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 15 guests!**

EVENT SOLD OUT

 

Mar
28
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

***PROGRAM FULL – DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING A SECOND DATE SOON! TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT THE SECOND DATE PLEASE EMAIL MIKE.OMALLEY@CEDARRUN.ORG WITH YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND # OF TICKETS YOU ARE SEEKING***

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife 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 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.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 15 guests!**

 

Apr
10
Fri
Through Our Lenses Children’s Digital Photo Contest
Apr 10 – Apr 19 all-day

Apr 10-Apr 19: Children’s Digital Photo Contest – Children ages 3-17 can participate in our digital photo contest and submit their favorite Refuge photo for display at the Nature Center. Photos can be taken with a digital camera or phone, but must be taken and submitted during this week only. FREE WITH ADMISSION!

Photos will be judged based on age and subject matter, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded for each age group. All entries will be displayed during our gallery weekend: May 1-3.

 

 

“Spring Has Sprung” Day Off Adventures
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winter is over so join us on this fun Day Off Camp as we explore Cedar Run and see what’s new in the Refuge! We’ll search for frogs and look for their eggs and we’ll listen to birds chatter over their nests. We’ll make a bag of natural nesting material that you can take home and hang for the birds in your yard! 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $60/child. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

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Morning Birding
Apr 10 @ 9:15 am

Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, has an exciting birding adventure ready for you! What bird species call Cedar Run home? Learn some birding basics or improve your skills along our trail. Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and make sure you have a water bottle and your binoculars (loaner binoculars will be available). 9:15am. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Included with admission. 15 people maximum. First come, first serve basis. No registration needed.

Fur, Feathers and Scales
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy a special day of programs at Cedar Run. We will present Fur, Feathers & Scales at 1pm. Kids can also make a special craft inside the Nature Center all day. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.

Pinelands Storytelling
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us for a night of Pinelands stories around the campfire.  Learn about Captain Kidd and where his buried treasures are, the golden haired girl and the black dog ghosts of the pines.  Did you know there is the ghost of a famous doctor that roams the pines and rescues hurt travelers?  For Harry Potter fans, the Pinelands has our own white stag ghost too.  Stories are for all ages and we will roast marshmallows after. 7-8:30pm. All ages welcome. $5/person, ages 4 and up. Advanced registration required.

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Apr
11
Sat
Members Only – Raptor Rendezvous
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am

MEMBERS ONLY-  Ever wonder what it is like to care for our resident raptors? What do they eat? How do we keep them from getting bored? Join us for a rare glimpse into the world of raptor feeding, care, and enrichment during this exciting and engaging program. 10:30am. Runs approximately 1 hour. All ages welcome. Cedar Run Members only. 15 people maximum. First come, first serve basis. No registration needed.

Natural Egg Dyeing
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Put away the dye tablets and break out the blueberries for this natural egg dyeing session! Each child will receive 4 eggs to dye as they wish and take home while learning about natural dyeing techniques. While you’re here, learn about the different types of animal eggs and their colors. Ongoing 1-2:30pm. All ages welcome. $8/child non-members(includes refuge admission), $3/child members. 1-week advanced registration required.

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Apr
13
Mon
“Amphibian Finders” Day Off Adventures
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Frogs and toads and salamanders, oh my! Join us as we search for these elusive amphibians, try out their calls, make a Toad Abode to take home, and find out what makes amphibians so special. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $60/child. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

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Refuge Ramblers
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 13 @ 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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Vulture Culture
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm

Bones, Skulls and Skins, Oh My! Come check out the different animal artifacts Cedar Run has in their collection and get hands on with this “Vulture Culture.” Who’s teeth are those? Where’d that fur come from? Learn about how artifacts such as these are preserved and more. Explore the refuge in search of animal evidence and test your investigation skills. 1:30pm. Ages 5 and up preferred. $10/adult, $8/child; members free (includes refuge admission). Advanced registration required.

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Apr
14
Tue
Resident Animal Meet and Greet
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Get up-close and personal with a mystery resident animal. Meets in Wildlife Housing Area. Stop by and say “hello.” Questions and photos welcome! Ongoing 10:30-11am. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.