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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles. Join us for an exciting “Herp” trek with our Director of Stewardship Zac Tait as we explore the grounds of Cedar Run in search of all things scaly and slimy. Must be able to hike 1 mile or more on uneven terrain. Ages 8 and up preferred. 1:30pm. Included with admission. 15 people maximum. First come, first serve basis. No registration needed.
How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Treasure 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! Ongoing 10am-4pm. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.
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 1:30-2pm. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.
Before Medford was here as we love it, there was a Tribe of Native Americans called the Lenni Lenape. Learn about these early residents, their culture and daily life. We will also explore how they survived in an early New Jersey climate by looking at seasonal food sources in the Pine Barrens, building materials and structures as well as basic tracking and orienteering. 10am- 1:30pm including time for a bag lunch. Suitable for ages 8 and up. $10/person (includes refuge admission). Advanced registration required.
Delve into the world of macro-invertebrates with us! Macros are insect larvae and nymphs, snails and aquatic insects that 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 1:30-3pm. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.
How can kids make a difference to the animals that live near you? What should you do if you find injured wildlife? Learn this and more during this fun play session — get “hands-on” and try out your animal care skills. Bring a stuffed animal of your own to work with (or borrow one of ours!). 10-11am. 3-8 years preferred. $8/child non-members (includes refuge admission), $3/child members. Advanced registration required.
Ever wonder what happens in the hospital when you drop off an injured animal? Now you can find out! Rehab volunteers will discuss the process for accepting patients in our hospital, the care involved and give personal insight into working in this fast-paced environment (sorry, no tours of the hospital will be given). 11am-12pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Included with admission. No registration needed.