Events

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.
Apr
2
Tue
Weekly Bird Walk
Apr 2 @ 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.

Free
Free
$5 per session
$3 per pair
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Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Apr 2 @ 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

Apr
6
Sat
Citizen Science: FrogWatch USA
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm

Calling all nature enthusiasts and conservationists! Cedar Run invites you to participate in our upcoming FrogWatch USA training session. Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about amphibian conservation and contribute to vital research efforts aimed at protecting frog populations in our local area.

As a part of the FrogWatch USA program, participants will receive training on identifying local frog species by their distinct calls, recording observations, and monitoring frog populations in nearby wetlands and habitats. Led by experienced educators, this training will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become certified FrogWatch USA volunteers.

Cedar Run serves as an ideal location for amphibian conservation efforts. Our diverse ecosystems provide critical habitat for a variety of frog species, making it an ideal setting for monitoring and research activities. By participating in this training, volunteers will play a crucial role in safeguarding the rich biodiversity of our local wetlands and contributing to global amphibian conservation efforts.

No prior experience is necessary to participate in FrogWatch USA training. Whether you’re a seasoned naturalist or new to the world of amphibians, all are welcome to join our community of frog enthusiasts. This program offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, learn about local wildlife, and make a meaningful contribution to conservation efforts.

By becoming a certified FrogWatch USA volunteer, you will join a nationwide network of citizen scientists dedicated to protecting amphibian populations and their habitats. Your observations and data will help researchers track population trends, identify threats, and implement conservation measures to ensure the long-term survival of frogs and other amphibians.

Join us and become a part of the FrogWatch USA community. Together, let’s make a difference for frogs and the ecosystems they call home. Register today and take the first step towards becoming a certified frog monitor and conservation steward.

Program beings at 7pm and runs approximately 90 mins, This event is geared for ages 8 and up. $15/adult and $10/child. Advanced registration required.

$15 per adult
$10 per child
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Apr
8
Mon
Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series (Part 4)
Apr 8 @ 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 / $15 for the bundle
  • Non-Member Pricing: $8 per Session / $40 for the bundle


Apr
9
Tue
Weekly Bird Walk
Apr 9 @ 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.

Free
Free
$5 per session
$3 per pair
How did you hear about our program?
$0.00
You and Me Preschool
Apr 9 @ 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 $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – book coming soon
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – book coming soon

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.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
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Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Apr 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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 $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10 and 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin

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.

$ 12.00
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Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Apr 9 @ 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

Apr
10
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Apr 10 @ 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 $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – book coming soon
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – book coming soon

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.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
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Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Apr 10 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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 $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

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.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10 and 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin

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.

$ 12.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Apr 10 @ 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.

$ 14.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $14.00

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

Apr
11
Thu
Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Apr 11 @ 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.

$ 14.00
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $14.00

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

Apr
12
Fri
Adults Only- Craft & Sip (FULL)
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get your creativity flowing when you join us for craft & sip! Make a fun, unique piece of art with our Nature Center and Membership Manager, Ashley! This for adults only (ages 21+). No prior art experience is required, just a eagerness to learn and create!

  • This will be held in our Nature Center Community Room.
  • Bring your own snacks and drinks
  • Advanced registration is required. 20 participants maximum.
  • $20/Non-Members, $18/ Members.

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

Please no birthday parties for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party  at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties

All proceeds go 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!

***This event is FULL. Thank you!

 

Apr
13
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitation & Wildlife Hospital Tour
Apr 13 @ 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!*