Events

Mar
9
Sat
Member Appreciation Week: Additional 5% Off
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – Mar 15 @ 11:59 pm

Happy Member Appreciation Week!

Join us Member Appreciation Week where members will receive and additional 5% off purchases in our Nature Center Giftshop for a total of 15% off all week long!

* Members will receive a code to apply this discount to our online store as well at shop.cedarrun.org

*discount applies to purchases of $5 or more

Not a member but want to join in the fun? Click here to join our flock!

Mar
14
Thu
Member Appreciation Week: Bring A Friend
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Happy Member Appreciation Week!

We want to thank all of our wonderful Cedar Run Members with an entire week of activities and special perks just for our YOU! Members are invited to join us all week and bring an extra guest for FREE! Members will also have a chance to win tickets for our upcoming fall events! Check out the entire week of activities below:

Thursday, March 14th all members can bring an additional guest for FREE! Not a member but want to join in the fun? Click here to join our flock!

 

Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ages 5-10

Our Homeschool 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  in February. Classes will be split – ages 5-7 and 8-10 dependent on registration numbers.

2023-2024 Dates and Themes:

  • 9/13 or 9/14 – Lepidoptera Livin’ (butterflies and moths)
  • 10/11 or 10/12 – Fungus Among-us
  • 11/15 or 11/16 – Survival Skills
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/14 or 2/15 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register Here
  • 3/13 or 3/14 – Fur, Feathers and Scales
  • 4/10 or 4/11 – What’s for Dinner? (food chains)
  • 5/15 or 5/16 – Discovering Decomposers
  • 6/12 or 6/13 – “Wooder” and Wetlands

All classes run from 1:00-2:30pm.

The fee is $14 per child, per class.

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Registration

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please register each child separately. NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Payment

Due to the overwhelming demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that all classes will require prepayment 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 by Cedar Run, due to inclement weather or otherwise, we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.

Drop-off

Drop-offs are available for homeschool classes. Please be punctual, as your child may miss some vital information at the start if they are late, and may also cause a distraction for those who are on time.

All parents are welcome to stay and enjoy our grounds and Nature Center while your child is in class or leave the grounds and return at the end of the session.

Please note: Parents are also 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.

Parents

You are welcome to attend any and all classes with your children and act as a chaperone. If you choose to attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation. We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for the duration of the visit.

If you decide to stay and observe your child’s class and your child has a younger sibling that is not enrolled in our program, please make sure that he or she is 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.

Weather

Classes will be held exclusively 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.

Pick-up

If you will not be attending the class, be sure to pick your child up on time as well. Educators often have other assignments right after your class and are not available to supervise children waiting for rides.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping him or her to understand appropriate group learning behavior. Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas, taking turns, staying with the group, and being respectful to class-mates and teachers will be essential for a productive learning experience.

Questions/Concerns?

Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

Mar
16
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitation & Wildlife Hospital Tour
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitation & Wildlife Hospital Tour
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- & federally-licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators for a delightful brunch featuring bagels, doughnuts, coffee, and tea. Following the brunch, embark on an exclusive and educational journey as you participate in an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital, including Cedar Run’s outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to explore them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

  • Lori Swanson: Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Heather Evans: Assistant Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation & Volunteer Coordinator

Program Highlights:

  • Delicious brunch with bagels, doughnuts, coffee, and tea
  • In-depth discussion led by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator followed by a Q&A
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital and outdoor wildlife enclosures
  • Exclusive access to areas not open to the general public led by our Wildlife Team
  • A rare opportunity to learn about the rehabilitation process for wild animals

Program Details:

  • Price: $50 per person
  • Age Group: Geared for ages 15 and up
  • Face masks are required for the duration of the program inside our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. Thank you for your cooperation, this is for both the health and safety of the public, our staff and volunteers, and the wildlife we treat.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with wildlife professionals, gain insights into wildlife rehabilitation, and support our mission to protect and provide critical care and treatment to New Jersey’s native wildlife.

We only offer this opportunity 3 times a year! Reserve your spot today – you don’t want to miss out! 

*Advanced registration is required. Program size is limited to 20 guests!*


Bluebirds of Spring (Members Only)
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Eager for spring? Bluebirds will be returning to our area soon, but in some areas they may have trouble finding homes. Learn about how to help bluebirds and build a nest box to take home. Prior to building, our Educators will discuss information regarding the natural history and habitat needs of the Eastern Bluebird. Information and tips needed for installing and maintaining a successful bluebird nest box to encourage bluebirds to your property will also be covered.

1:00-2:30pm. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Box kits are $40 each (for up to 4 participants). Space is limited to 12 families. Advanced registration is required.

Want to learn more? Add a 30-minute additional hike to explore Cedar Run’s Bluebird box trail afterwards! $10/family.

This event is available to Cedar Run Members only. 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.

Mar
18
Mon
Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series (Part 2)
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for the Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series, a six-part exploration into the world of Wildscaping – where nature meets landscaping and the importance of planting with native plants.

    • In Part 1 (March 11), Wildscaping 101, discover the essentials of Wildscaping, from planting native species to engaging neighbors with different perspectives.
    • Part 2 (March 18), Environmental Impacts, unravels how Wildscaping provides sustainable solutions and positively influences our surroundings.
    • Part 3 (April 1), Impacts on Wildlife, where we delve into the unique relationship between landscaping and native wildlife, uncovering how Wildscaping fosters harmony and supports biodiversity.
    • Part 4 (April 8), Planning, provides insights into the strategic aspects of Wildscaping, from ecoregions to invasive species removal.
    • Part 5 (April 15), Getting Started, covers the art of selecting native plants and designing biodiverse landscapes for a wildlife-friendly haven.
    • Conclude the series with Part 6 (April 22), Certifying Your Property, where we guide you through the steps to certify your Wildscaping projects, ensuring your commitment to wildlife conservation is officially recognized.
This modular series allows you to engage at your convenience, empowering you to become a Wildscaping expert, and make a positive impact on the environment and native wildlife! 
Cedar Run’s Native Plant Sale is blooming on April 27th! Get ready, and expand your native plant knowledge while making your garden beautiful. 
Sessions will take place via Zoom on every Monday noted at 7pm, running between 30-45 minutes depending on questions from the group. Register for one session, or all, as your schedule allows. Pre-registration is required.
Pricing:
  • Cedar Run Member Discount! $3 per Session
  • Non-Member Pricing: $8 per Session


Mar
19
Tue
Spring Equinox Lunch & Learn
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

To celebrate the first day of spring, we’ll have a fun visit with some of our resident ambassadors! Grab your lunch and come on over to learn more about Nocturnal versus Diurnal Creatures as the days begin to grow longer. 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.

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Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages 11-13

NEW for 2023! For older students we will be running 4-week sessions in October, November, March, April and May. We also hold a Family Night Hike in February.

2023-2024 Dates and Themes:

  • September – NO CLASSES
  • 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31 – Misunderstood Animals
  • 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 and 11/28 – The Fungi Kingdom
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/14 or 2/15 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register Here
  • 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26 – All About Plants
  • 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 and 4/23 – Crazy for Conservation
  • 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 and 5/28 – Our Blue Planet
  • June – NO CLASSES

All classes run from 2:00-4:00pm.

The fee is $60 per child per 4-week session. You must sign-up for all classes within a session.

Registration for this event has ended.

Important Information:

Registration

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please register each child separately. NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Payment

Due to the overwhelming demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that all classes will require prepayment 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 by Cedar Run, due to inclement weather or otherwise, we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.

Drop-off

Drop-offs are available for homeschool classes. Please be punctual, as your child may miss some vital information at the start if they are late, and may also cause a distraction for those who are on time.

All parents are welcome to stay and enjoy our grounds and Nature Center while your child is in class or leave the grounds and return at the end of the session.

Please note: Parents are also 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.

Parents

You are welcome to attend any and all classes with your children and act as a chaperone. If you choose to attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation. We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for the duration of the visit.

If you decide to stay and observe your child’s class and your child has a younger sibling that is not enrolled in our program, please make sure that he or she is 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.

Weather

Classes will be held exclusively 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.

Pick-up

If you will not be attending the class, be sure to pick your child up on time as well. Educators often have other assignments right after your class and are not available to supervise children waiting for rides.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping him or her to understand appropriate group learning behavior. Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas, taking turns, staying with the group, and being respectful to class-mates and teachers will be essential for a productive learning experience.

Questions/Concerns?

Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

Mar
23
Sat
Through Our Lenses Children’s Photo Contest
Mar 23 – Apr 13 all-day

FREE WITH ADMISSION!

  • Participate during refuge hours: 7 days, 10:00am–4:00pm (including Easter Sunday)
  • Families with children ages 3–17 may take part in the FREE community competition.
  • Each child can electronically submit one digital image taken during their visit to Cedar Run, during the dates above only, to be eligible for a prize.
  • ALL participants will receive a matted 8 × 10 print of their submission and ALL the photographs will be displayed at Cedar Run during our gallery starting May 1, 2024 and through the month of May.
  • Winners will be chosen with a first, second and third place winner for best photograph in each age category (3–7 • 8–12 • 13–17) and in overall Animal and Landscape categories.
  • There will be no admission charge for participants during the gallery weekend (May 4-5, 2024). Prizes can be picked up during the gallery, but prints will be displayed all month long. They can be picked up starting June 1, 2024 and up to 60 days afterwards.
  • Prizes include t-shirts, symbolic wildlife adoptions, Cedar Run memberships, admission to kids photography workshops and more.
Citizen Science: WaterWatch
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am

Join us for an exciting opportunity to participate in our Citizen Science Program focused on monitoring water quality. This innovative program invites community members to actively engage in scientific research and contribute to the conservation efforts of our local environment.

As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, we are continuing this Citizen Science Program to monitor and protect the water quality of our surrounding ecosystems.

Participants will have the chance to work alongside experienced educators to collect vital data on various water quality parameters, including pH levels, dissolved oxygen content, nutrient concentrations, and turbidity. Through hands-on fieldwork and data collection techniques, participants will gain valuable insights into the health of our local waterways and contribute to ongoing research efforts.

No prior scientific experience is necessary to participate in this program. Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or simply curious about the world around you, all are welcome to join our community of citizen scientists. This program offers a unique opportunity to learn about freshwater ecology, environmental monitoring techniques, and the importance of preserving water quality for the well-being of wildlife and humans alike.

By participating in this Citizen Science Program, volunteers will not only contribute to important research efforts but also play a crucial role in the conservation of Cedar Run and its surrounding ecosystems. Together, we can make a tangible difference in safeguarding the water quality for future generations to enjoy.

This event is geared for adults and teens. $15/person. Pricing includes Refuge admission. Advanced registration required.

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Mar
24
Sun
Full Moon Night Hike
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike at night 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. $15/adult, $10/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. 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 ended.

 

Mar
26
Tue
Weekly Bird Walk
Mar 26 @ 7:00 am – 8:15 am

Join us for weekly bird walks on the property of Cedar Run! Meet in the parking lot in front of the Nature Center, where we will walk around the Cedar Run property to look and listen for birds throughout the different Pine Barrens Ecosystems! The walk covers between 1 to 2 miles with occasional standing to observe. Waterproof shoes are recommended. Please bring your binoculars if you have them, if not we do have a limited number available to rent.

7:00-8:15am. Suitable for ages 10 and up. $5/non-member, members free. Binoculars for rent are first come, first served ($3 for non-members, members free). Advance registration required. Registration ends Sundays at 5pm. Rain cancels the event.

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

Please message keith.clayton@cedarrun.org with any questions.

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$5 per session
$3 per pair
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Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages 11-13

NEW for 2023! For older students we will be running 4-week sessions in October, November, March, April and May. We also hold a Family Night Hike in February.

2023-2024 Dates and Themes:

  • September – NO CLASSES
  • 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31 – Misunderstood Animals
  • 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 and 11/28 – The Fungi Kingdom
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/14 or 2/15 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register Here
  • 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26 – All About Plants
  • 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 and 4/23 – Crazy for Conservation
  • 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 and 5/28 – Our Blue Planet
  • June – NO CLASSES

All classes run from 2:00-4:00pm.

The fee is $60 per child per 4-week session. You must sign-up for all classes within a session.

Registration for this event has ended.

Important Information:

Registration

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please register each child separately. NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Payment

Due to the overwhelming demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that all classes will require prepayment 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 by Cedar Run, due to inclement weather or otherwise, we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.

Drop-off

Drop-offs are available for homeschool classes. Please be punctual, as your child may miss some vital information at the start if they are late, and may also cause a distraction for those who are on time.

All parents are welcome to stay and enjoy our grounds and Nature Center while your child is in class or leave the grounds and return at the end of the session.

Please note: Parents are also 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.

Parents

You are welcome to attend any and all classes with your children and act as a chaperone. If you choose to attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation. We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for the duration of the visit.

If you decide to stay and observe your child’s class and your child has a younger sibling that is not enrolled in our program, please make sure that he or she is 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.

Weather

Classes will be held exclusively 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.

Pick-up

If you will not be attending the class, be sure to pick your child up on time as well. Educators often have other assignments right after your class and are not available to supervise children waiting for rides.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping him or her to understand appropriate group learning behavior. Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas, taking turns, staying with the group, and being respectful to class-mates and teachers will be essential for a productive learning experience.

Questions/Concerns?

Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

Mar
29
Fri
Registration Now Open: ReDiscovery Weekend
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

All events, unless otherwise noted, run approximately 30 mins.

PICK YOUR DAY: Get your tickets for each day!

Schedule:

  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm – Treasure Trail: Follow the clues around Cedar Run to discover all we have to offer. Find all the clues and see what treasure awaits. Note: this activity will take you on the White Trail and through our Wildlife Housing Area – the trail is approximately ½ mile. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm – Kid’s Craft and Coloring Sheets: Have a little downtime between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 10am-11:30am– Pond Dipping: Delve into the world of macro-invertebrates with us! Macros are insect larvae and nymphs, snails, and aquatic insects that live in the water and are able to be seen by the naked eye. What kind of things are living in Cedar Run Lake? Stop by and check out what we’ve collected and try your hand at finding some creatures of your own!
  • Ongoing, 11am-4pm– Natural Egg Dyeing: While supplies last!
  • Ongoing, 12pm-4pm – Canoe on Cedar Run Lake: Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Self-guided.
  • 10:30am*, 12:30pm OR 1:30pm* – Wildlife Meet and Greet: Get up close and personal with some resident animals. Questions and photos are welcome!
  • 10am OR 1pm – Make Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes – Join us for a story and a take-home craft. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • 11am, 12:30pm* OR 2pm – Wildlife Housing Tours: Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals. Tours last about 40 minutes.
  • 11:30am – Raptor Egg Hunt: Have you ever heard of the Easter Raptor? Join us as we learn all about him during this fun adaptation of a traditional egg hunt! A resident raptor will make an appearance too! Appropriate for ages 2-10. Hunt will be a staggered start by age (ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10). Limited Spots Available.

* For our Wildlife Meet & Greet and Wildlife Housing Tours on Saturday ONLY ASL-interpreted, Deaf & Hard of Hearing accommodations are offered.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH ONLY

Meet Esther!

Esther Dietrich is an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter who has a Bachelor’s in American Sign Language and Interpreting and has been working in the field for several years. She is very excited to be working with Cedar Run to make their Rediscovery Weekend ASL accessible.

 

All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact on our community!

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We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities <– Click for Sponsorship Package. 
As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from the promotion of the event through email outreach, social media, and other efforts directed to our fall events attendees and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to our wildlife and local communities. There are several levels of sponsorship detailed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please select the level that will best reflect your support. Your tax-deductible sponsorship commitment will be used to help support Cedar Run’s mission to preserve and protect our native wildlife.

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Radwell International
– The Refill Market
Rancocas Animal Hospital
– Dunleavy & Associates 
– Morgan Law LLC
– UFO Widlife

Event Sponsors:
– Solvay Specialty Polymers, LLC

If you are interested in sponsoring to our fundraising event, please reach out to Lisa Franco at lisa.franco@cedarrun.org.
Thank you!


Apr
1
Mon
Science Rocks! Day-Off
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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 day entirely outdoors. Don’t forget to pack a lunch! $65/child. Advanced registration required.

The day’s theme…coming soon!

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.

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