Events

Mar
26
Sun
Wildscaping for Wildlife
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am

What is Wildscaping? Wildscaping is a way of designing your property’s landscape to provide habitat for wildlife, especially birds and pollinators. Participants will discover all of the amazing benefits of this practice, tips and tricks to make it happen, and take a short hike to explore the native plants of Cedar Run. Programs meets at 11:00am and will run approximately 1.5 hours. This program is geared toward an adult audience. $15/person. Advanced registration required.

$15 per adult
$10 per child
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Apr
1
Sat
Through Our Lenses Children’s Photo Contest
Apr 1 – Apr 22 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, 2023 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. Prizes can be picked up during the gallery, but prints will be displayed all month long. They can be picked up starting June 1, 2023 and up to 60 days afterwards.
  • Prizes include t-shirts, symbolic wildlife adoptions, Cedar Run memberships, admission to kids photography workshops and more.
Full! Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Full! 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!**

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Apr 1 @ 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

 

 

 

 

Apr
4
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Apr 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

 

 

 

 

Apr
5
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Apr 5 @ 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

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee-High Naturalists
Apr 5 @ 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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Donation Total: $12.00

 

Apr
6
Thu
Homeschool Classes
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee-High Naturalists
Apr 6 @ 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

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This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

Apr
7
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekend: Friday Fun!
Apr 7 all-day

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 2 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all!
Day of Timeline – Friday, April 7th:
  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm – Trivia Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Scavenger Hunt! Get a question sheet from the front desk and search Cedar Run for the answers. Come back with all the right answers and win a prize! Self-guided.
  • 10:30am OR 12:30pm – 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-2pm – Make-and-Take: Have a little downtime between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Complete it now or take it home for later. Self-guided.
  • 11am, 1pm OR 3pmWildlife Ambassador Meet and Greet: Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos are welcome! ASL interpretation provided for this event.
  • 12pm OR 2pm – Fairy Shelters: Try your hand at building a shelter for a forest fairy. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • Ongoing, 2-6pm – Canoeing*: 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. *Additional sign-up required.
  • 2:30pm – Stream Study: We will collect samples to determine the health of the stream at Cedar Run. Try your hand at being a “Citizen Scientist!”
  • 3:30pm OR 5pm- Wildlife Ambassador Animal 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. Sessions last about 40 minutes. ASL interpretation provided for this event.
  • 6-7pm – Campfire: Enjoy a lovely time by the campfire. Marshmallows included!
  • 7-8:30pm – Night Hike*: Experience the Refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike under the light of the moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums, and other wildlife that emerge after dark. *Additional sign-up required.

Saturday, April 8th Schedule. Tickets for Friday and Saturday can not be combined.


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors!

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for our Events!
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:

Event Sponsors:

HSB Veterinary Supplies Inc

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


PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
  • $12 per Adult
  • $9 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

*By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center too!

All proceeds from this event goes 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 in our community!

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.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

**Pre-registration is now closed! Come join us today!

Apr
8
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekend: Spring Saturday
Apr 8 all-day

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 2 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all!
Day of Timeline – Saturday, April 8th:
  • 10am OR 1pm – 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! Appropriate for ages 2-10. Hunt will be a staggered start by age (ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10). *Additional sign-up required.
  • Ongoing, 10am-1pm – Make-and-Take: Have a little downtime between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Complete it now or take it home for later. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm – Natural Egg Dyeing: While supplies last!
  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm – Trivia Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Scavenger Hunt! Get a question sheet from the front desk and search Cedar Run for the answers. Come back with all the right answers and win a prize! Self-guided.
  • 11am – Fairy Shelters: Try your hand at building a shelter for a forest fairy. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • Ongoing, 11-4pm – Canoeing*: 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. *Additional sign-up required.
  • 11am OR 12pm – Reptile Encounter: Get up close and personal with some our resident reptiles!
  • 12:30pm – Tree ID: Learn about and identify numerous plants in the Pinelands. One of our educators will lead you on a guided walk along our trails as we practice basic identification skills using leaves, bark and berries.
  • 1pm OR 3pm – Wildlife Resident Meet and Greet: Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos are welcome!
  • 2pm – Guided Hike: Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?

Friday, April 7th Schedule. Tickets for Friday and Saturday can not be combined.


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors!

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for our Events!
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:

Event Sponsors:

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


PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
  • $12 per Adult
  • $9 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

*By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center too!

All proceeds from this event goes 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 in our community!

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.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

*Pre-registration for this event has ended, but tickets are available “at the door”! Come visit with us!*

Apr
10
Mon
Science Rocks! Day-Off
Apr 10 @ 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…Every Day is Earth Day

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.

 

 

 

Apr
15
Sat
Nature Journaling Kids’ Club
Apr 15 @ 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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Nature Journaling and Field Sketching
Apr 15 @ 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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