Events

Apr
1
Fri
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, 2022 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 and up to 60 days afterwards.
  • Prizes include t-shirts, symbolic wildlife adoptions, Cedar Run memberships, admission to kids photography workshops and more.

 

Apr
22
Fri
Earth Day Work Day
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on our annual Earth Day Work Day! Help up beautify the grounds! You can expect to be painting, working on trail maintenance, and other projects around Cedar Run

Volunteers must be 13 and up

Sign up here

Members Only Lunch & Learn
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Join us every 4th Friday at Noon for a Members Only Lunch & Learn! Now In-Person!

Each month we’ll have a fun visit with one of our resident ambassadors exclusively for our members! Grab your lunch and come on over to hang out with a feathered, scaly or furry friend. Suitable for all ages. Questions welcome!

Registration required. Sign-up below! Questions? Email education@cedarrun.org for more info.

Registration for this event has ended. Thank you for your interest. Hope to see you next month!

Science Rocks! Afternoon
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In celebration of Earth Day we’ll go green with hands-on fun and experiments. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the afternoon entirely outdoors. 4:00-6:00pm. Grades 4th-8th. $18/non-member, $15/member. Space is limited to 15 children per group. Advanced registration required.

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. Thank you!

 

Members Only Paint Party- Adults Only
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to get your creativity flowing! Members 21+ are welcome to join us for a night of painting and fun lead by our Membership Manager, Ashley. We will be painting the lake scene shown below. This makes a great gift or artistic piece for any room in your home. No painting experience is required. Beginners are welcome!

  • Smocks, canvases, and painting supplies will be provided
  • Please bring your own cups, snacks and beverages.
  • This event is for adults only. Must be 21+ and a Cedar Run member to register.
  • Members may bring 1 guest (member or non-member) for an additional fee. please indicate in the registration below if you wish to include a guest.
  • This event will be held in our pavilion rain or shine.
  • 20 participants maximum.

Not a member but want to join in on the fun? Join here!

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Apr
26
Tue
Tuesdays at Two
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays at Two
Join one our Educators for this weekly leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a water bottle. 2:00 start. Runs approximately 1 hour. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum participants: 15, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
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.
May
3
Tue
You and Me Preschool
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program focused on a fun book each month.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. 10-11am. Ages 3-5. $10/child with adult. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

  • June’s Book: Pond Year by Kathryn Lasky
  • June’s Book: Pond Year by Kathryn Lasky
  • July’s Book: Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre
  • August’s Book: The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder
  • Fall 2022 books coming soon!

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

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Tuesdays at Two
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays at Two
Join one our Educators for this weekly leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a water bottle. 2:00 start. Runs approximately 1 hour. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum participants: 15, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
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.
May
4
Wed
Homeschool Classes
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Our educators will help your child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures.
We have 2 great sessions for Nature Nuts (Ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-11).
Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session. Click to learn more!
Knee-High Naturalists
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Knee-High Naturalists
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

May
5
Thu
Homeschool Classes
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Our educators will help your child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures.
We have 2 great sessions for Nature Nuts (Ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-11).
Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session. Click to learn more!
Knee-High Naturalists
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Knee-High Naturalists
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Grown-Ups Only Trivia Night
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Test your knowledge and join us for a live Grown-Ups Only Trivia Night via Facebook. Send the link to your family and friends to see who knows the most!

Missed the live? Don’t worry they’ll be available to replay the questions! No sign-up needed.

This event is free to participate, but donations are always welcome to continue our work. Donations can be made here.