Events

Jun
12
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Jun 12 @ 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
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You and Me Preschool
Jun 12 @ 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
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

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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Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Jun 12 @ 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
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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

Jun
13
Thu
Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Jun 13 @ 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
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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

Jun
14
Fri
Sustainable Crafts: Visible Mending
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Did you know that reducing clothing waste helps the planet?
Join us to learn how to mend your worn clothes in beautiful ways.
Bring your own well-loved or ripped clothing and we’ll supply everything you need to repair it. No prior sewing experience is required, just an eagerness to learn and create! If you don’t have an item that’s in need of repair but would like to learn the skill we will have scrap fabric available to use.

  • Ages 16+
  • This will be held in our Nature Center Community Room.
  • Bring your own snacks and drinks. No alcohol at this event please.
  • Advanced registration is required. 20 participants maximum.
  • $20/Non-Members, $15/ 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!

 



Jun
15
Sat
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge | Medford | New Jersey | United States

This program offers participants the opportunity to hone their photography skills while capturing stunning images of our magnificent birds of prey. From soaring hawks to stealthy owls, Cedar Run’s resident raptors provide the perfect subjects for aspiring photographers to practice their craft.

In addition to capturing stunning images, participants will learn about the natural history, behavior, and conservation of Cedar Run’s resident raptors. Gain a deeper appreciation for these majestic birds as you observe them and learn about the important role they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

The Raptor Photography Session offers a unique blend of education, adventure, and hands-on experience, making it ideal for photographers of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking to expand your portfolio, connect with nature, or simply enjoy a day of outdoor photography, this program promises an enriching and rewarding experience.

Join us and let your passion for photography take flight. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture the majesty of raptors in their and create lasting memories that will inspire and delight for years to come.

*Please note: photography will be self-guided. Our educators will bring select birds out of their enclosures for photographing up-close and personal on perches and in a natural setting and provide information about the species. Participants must bring their own cameras and materials.

This program will be limited to 12 participants. 10-11:30am. $60/member, $70/non-member. Advanced registration & pre-payment required.

This event is now full. Keep an eye out for our fall session!

Bats! Night Hike
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

Join us at dusk for an enchanting exploration into the fascinating world of bats at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

On this special evening, we’ll set out on a bat hike to uncover the secrets of these often misunderstood mammals. Equipped with bat detectors, we’ll venture along the refuge’s trails, listening for the ultrasonic calls of bats as they emerge from their roosts to hunt for insects under the cover of night.

Led by our educators, this short hike will provide a unique opportunity to witness the nocturnal activities of Cedar Run’s bat population. Learn about the different species of bats that call New Jersey home, their remarkable adaptations, and the important role they play in maintaining ecological balance.

Whether you’re a bat enthusiast or simply curious about these remarkable creatures, our event promises an enlightening and immersive experience.

This program begins at 8pm and runs 1hr+ depending on our findings, not to exceed 90 minutes . Ages 8+ please. $15/adult and $10/child. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

This event is now full!

 

Jun
20
Thu
Summer Solstice Lunch & Learn
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

To celebrate the Summer Solstice, we’ll have a fun visit with one of our resident ambassadors! Grab your lunch and come on over to hang out with a mystery feathered, scaly or furry friend. 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.

Thank you for your interest! This event is currently full. Keep an eye out for more fun events on our Calendar page!

Yoga at the Refuge: Summer Solstice Sound Bath
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for another season of Yoga at Cedar Run! All levels are welcomed. This will be a slow vinyasa/yin class. Some flow movement with some deep yin holds! Intentional movement progressing towards strength and healing to make you feel invigorated and relaxed.  Breathe in the healing energy of the natural surroundings, heal yourself as you contribute to healing the animals around you.

This special class will be in the early evening surrounded by the sounds of nature, the smells of the forest and the evening air, joined with us will be Jewels Sound Bath Healer for an exclusive sound healing in nature! This session we will be stretching out in our covered pavilion as we will take in the sounds of nature and welcoming the Summer Solstice We will have tea at the nature center as well to help get your body and mind calm, replenished and ready for this session!

We encourage you to arrive 30 minutes early at our Nature Center to have some tea, use the restroom, get a good spot and check in. The class will start at 6:00pm. 

Please bring your own yoga mat as we do not offer rentals. Props are optional. Water will be available for purchase in the Nature Center, we also have a water refill station for any reusable water bottles. 

Class size of 25. Limited space is available! Grab your spot before we sell out!

  • Children between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent.
  • No children under 16 may be permitted in the yoga session.

Meet your instructors: Monica Walsh – High Vibrations Association

Monica was first introduced to yoga when her mom brought her to her first class that a friend was teaching at a Synagogue in the late 90s. They attended the class because Monica’s relationship to her newly developing teenage body was not a healthy one.  This beautiful, simple, practice opened her eyes to a new path with

which to approach the human condition both on and off the mat. Ever since, Monica’s desire for yogic knowledge snowballed –seeking out classes at local gyms and yoga studios turned into finding highly qualified mentors resulting in a lifelong regulated practice and a desire for something deeper, a taste for something higher than ourselves. For the last couple of decades Monica has spent thousands of hours on the mat at different vinyasa, hatha and 26/2 focused studios.  With a great deal of knowledge under her belt and a thirst to help others, Monica became a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certified Teacher in March of 2020 and began teaching yoga at Lavender Koi in Berlin, NJ immediately. Around the same time, Monica was introduced to Bhakti Yoga and began to deepen her knowledge in the ancient Vedic teachings of yoga philosophy. Today, Monica continues to teach at Lavender Koi Yoga as well as Studio 67 in Medford, NJ with the a focus of helping others, not only on a basic physical level in the body, but to also provide students with a tool box for the mind and spirit.

Jewels Cusaac, Sound Healer and ERYT

I utilize a plethora of modalities to help students & clients ground into their bodies, establish strong boundaries and open portals to the magic and abundance within. With crystal singing bowls and Kenari Seed Rods, my aim is to bring together both hemispheres of the brain in a beautiful marriage of spirit and science. Everything is vibration, after all, and by tuning ourselves like instruments, we can heal everything from the physical on a cellular level, as well as the spiritual, energetic and vibrational forces within.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:
Meditation appeals to both sides of the brain; the left, analytical side that knows the immense physical benefits it provides, and the right, fluid side that seeks flow and space. Meditation has allowed me to connect with myself deeply, dissipate anxiety and ground into my own energy to help me become a more empowered being. Forever grateful for these incredible tools.

WHY I TEACH CRYSTAL BOWL MEDITATION:
By studying sound, I also study silence. Silence is the key to all sound. It holds infinite potential. By surrounding yourself in whatever amount of silence you can achieve in this hectic world, we can allow the noises of life to integrate and settle. Although true silence is impossible, when we create space for it, we create space within ourselves. I aim to hold people in this space to feel safe and seen.


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 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.

 



Jun
21
Fri
Ember’s Homecoming- FREE Admission
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
We are so excited to announce that Ember, our resident Red Fox, will be officially moving in to her new enclosure!
Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, we were able to build Ember a wonderful new enclosure in our Wildlife Housing Area. As our way of saying thanks to everyone who donated, shared, and supported us throughout this journey in so many ways, we are offering FREE admission all day, Friday, June 21st! Come on out and help us welcome Ember into her new home!
Please be aware that while we are so excited to share this amazing development with everyone, Ember may be wary and will take some time to adjust, so please be patient! We ask that visitors be respectful of her space and use calm, quiet voices around her enclosure as she settles in. Help make Ember feel right at home by giving her the courtesy and respect she deserves. Welcome home, Ember!
-Free admission is for 1 day ONLY (Friday June 21st). You must still check in at our Nature Center, open 10am-4pm.
-We will be having giveaways and special promotions all day to celebrate Ember! Follow us on social media to get the latest updates!
Full Moon Night Hike
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm

Discover Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in a whole new light – or rather, under the glow of the full moon! Join us for a guided Night Hike through the refuge, where you’ll experience the magic of the nocturnal world come to life.

Under the cover of darkness, we’ll embark on a journey to explore the habitats of creatures that thrive after sunset. From the elusive owls and nimble raccoons to the curious opossums, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the wonders of the “night shift” as they awaken and go about their nightly activities.

Led by our educators, this approximately 1-mile hike will take you on a captivating adventure through the refuge’s moonlit trails. Along the way, you’ll learn fascinating facts about the nocturnal animals that call Cedar Run home and gain insight into their behaviors and adaptations for life in the dark.

Whether you’re an avid nature enthusiast or simply curious about the creatures of the night, our Full Moon Night Hike offers a unique opportunity to connect with the natural world in a whole new way. Don’t miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the nighttime forest.

This program begins at 8:30pm and runs 1hr+ depending on our findings, not to exceed 90 minutes. Ages 8+ please. $15/adult, $10/child. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

June event is now full!

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Jun
22
Sat
Raptor Renderings – Art Inspired by Birds of Prey
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity at Cedar Run, with our “Raptor Renderings” art program. Join us for a unique opportunity to observe and capture the majestic essence of captive birds of prey through drawing, sketching, or painting.

This engaging program invites participants of all artistic skill levels to connect with nature in a meaningful way. With the help our educators, attendees will have the chance to interact with captive birds of prey, including hawks and owls, up close.

Throughout the session, participants will have the freedom to choose their preferred medium, whether it be pencil, charcoal, watercolor, or acrylics, as they bring these magnificent birds to life on canvas or paper. As you sketch or paint, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the unique characteristics, behaviors, and conservation challenges facing these incredible raptors.

No prior art experience is necessary to participate in “Raptor Renderings.” Whether you’re an experienced artist or a beginner looking to explore your creative side, this program offers a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

By participating in “Raptor Renderings,” you’ll not only create a beautiful piece of art but also gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of wildlife conservation. Through your artwork, you’ll help raise awareness about the beauty and significance of birds of prey and the critical role they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Join us for a memorable day of art and nature at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, relaxation, or simply a fun activity, “Raptor Renderings” promises an unforgettable experience. Register today and let your creativity take flight in the company of magnificent birds of prey.

*Please note: art will be self-guided. Our educators will provide the subjects and information about the species. Participants must bring their own supplies.

This program begins at 1pm and runs approximately 1 hour. This event is geared for teens and adults. $30/member, $40/non-member. Advanced registration required. Fee includes daily admission to the Refuge for the participant.

Registration for this event has ended. Keep an eye out for our fall dates!

Nature Journaling
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm

Embark on a journey of discovery and self-expression with our “Nature Journaling” classes at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, NJ. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned enthusiast, these engaging classes offer a unique opportunity to deepen your connection with nature and hone your observational skills through the art of journaling.

Led by our educators, “Nature Journaling” classes provide a welcoming and supportive environment for participants. Each session is thoughtfully designed to encourage exploration, creativity, and reflection as we delve into the wonders of Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and its diverse ecosystems.

During these classes, participants will learn various techniques for observing and documenting the natural world, including sketching, writing, and scientific observation. From the rustling of leaves to the intricate patterns of wildlife tracks, every detail becomes an opportunity for discovery and artistic expression.

Whether we’re exploring the forest trails, wetlands, or wildlife enclosures, each class will focus on a different theme or aspect of Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge’s rich biodiversity. Through guided exercises and hands-on activities, participants will learn to capture the beauty and complexity of the natural world in their journals.

By participating in our “Nature Journaling” classes, you’ll not only develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world but also create a personal record of your experiences and observations. Your journal will become a treasure trove of memories, insights, and discoveries to cherish for years to come.

Join us at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and embark on a journey of creativity and connection with the natural world. Whether you’re looking to start a new hobby, enhance your artistic skills, or simply reconnect with nature, our “Nature Journaling” classes offer something for everyone. Register today and let your journaling adventure begin!

This program begins at 3pm and runs approximately 1 hour. This event is geared for teens and adults. $20/person. Advanced registration required. Fee includes daily admission to the Refuge for the participant.

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. Keep an eye out for our fall dates.

Jun
28
Fri
Yoga Nidra with Alexis Aponte at Cedar Run
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Give yourself permission to rest, rejuvenate, and awaken your entire being with Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing! Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation for deep mental, emotional, and physical relaxation. This, paired with a Crystal Sound Bath will aid in tuning into your deepest Self and physical frequencies. These techniques are scientifically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as improve sleep and your overall wellbeing. Nothing is required of you but to lie down and listen. Allow yourself to be held and supported as you cultivate peace and presence through your own inner journey.

Please bring any and all props necessary to assist you in comfortably lying down in stillness (pillows, yoga mat, blankets, bolsters, cushions, etc.) The more comfortable you are the better.

Meet Alexis

Alexis is a certified Yoga Teacher with over 800 hours of Yoga education. Her approach to yoga is through the path of Classical, Tantra, and Hatha Yoga. She is also an Usui and Tibetan Reiki Master, Yoga Mindset Coach™, Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA) Certified Teacher, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of the Arts. To Alexis, Yoga is about the journey Home to Who We Truly Are and the release of suffering. To learn more about Alexis, please visit alexisaponte.com


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 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.



Jun
29
Sat
Citizen Science: WaterWatch
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm

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.

Program begins at 1pm and runs approximately 90 mins. This event is geared for adults and teens. $15/person. Pricing includes Refuge admission. Advanced registration required.

Registration for this event has ended.