Events

Sep
13
Tue
Migration Exhibit in the Nature Center
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for the month of September to learn all about migration! Learn about how migration behaviors of butterflies, Canada Geese & hummingbirds! You might even get to get a glimpse of one of our fluttery friends.

Exhibit is free with admission

Runs September 13th- September 30th

Stuffy Sleepover Party
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do your stuffed animals have back-to-school blues?

Have you ever wondered about what happens at The Nature Center when it’s closed? We will share our nocturnal adventures with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffy Sleepover Party.

You will fill out a permission form for your stuffed animal, create a name tag, and can visit the Nature Center Reptile Room with your stuffed animal before you leave for the evening.

For a $5 donation per stuffy, your beloved stuffy will have a WILD overnight adventure in our Nature Center with Cedar Run’s resident wildlife snakes and turtles, Henry (the albino Cardinal), and more!
– Drop off is on Tuesday, September 13th at our Nature Center Welcome Desk. Anytime between 1pm-5pm.
– Pick up your stuffed animal the next day from Wednesday, September 14th at our Nature Center Welcome Desk. Anytime between 1pm-5pm.
– Please pre-register below to sign up.
– Make sure to check our Facebook & Instagram stories to check our the fun adventures they are having.

If you don’t have a stuffy or forgot yours on the way, Cedar Run has some that you can purchase in our Gift Shop before the sleepover begins.

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Sep
18
Sun
Autumn with the Animals Festival
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A fun-filled day for the whole family! Go wild for our wildlife programs, live music, canoeing, food, games, crafts, campfire & more! Great for children ages 3 & up!


Day of Timeline:

  • Canoeing on the Cedar Run Lake: 10:00am – 2:45pm(advanced sign-up day of the event) Canoeing on Cedar Run Lake will be available in 20-min. time slots. Space is limited. Please sign-up at the Canoe dock to reserve a time. Life jackets are required for all participants when canoeing.
  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) Educational Program: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
  • Storytime with a Wildlife Resident: 10:45am, 12:45pm (20-25 min.)
  • Guided Trail Hike: 10:30am, 1:00pm
  • Resident Animal Tour: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Reptile Encounter Program: 11:45am, 1:45pm, 2:15pm (20-25 min.)
  • Most events, unless otherwise noted, run approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Registration includes refuge admission for the day including our Wildlife Housing Area and hiking trails. Please explore as you’d like outside of the scheduled activities.

Ongoing:

  • Meet & Greets with some of our Wildlife Residents throughout the day!
  • Make & take crafts, family-friendly games & interactive exhibit tables.
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase. (We also have vegan marshmallows!)
  • Temporary face tattoos, for an additional purchase.
  • Live band will be playing from 10am-2pm, with several breaks.

Our Friends from the following will also be here with educational tables:

Yummy Eats:

Vendor Line-up: Get to know our local small businesses from around the area.
Items for purchase from vendors.

A number of hand-picked crafting & nature-based vendors to shop.
If you would like to be considered as a vendor, please fill out this form: 
Application Form  // Currently Closed. Thank you for submitting.


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities <– Click for Sponsorship Package. 
Currently Closed. Thank you for submitting.
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:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– PSE&G
– South Jersey Radiology Associates
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International

Event Sponsors:

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


PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (Preregistered is closed as of 9/14/22 at midnight)

  • $13 per Adult (Save $2!)
  • $10 per Child ages 4-12 (Save $2!)
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

Day of ticket pricing:

  • $15 per Adult
  • $12 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

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!

Want to see the hype?! Check out last year’s event, in our Facebook Photo Album!

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.


 

Sep
23
Fri
Family Night Hike
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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. 6:30-8:00pm. All ages welcome. $15/non-member adult, $10/non-member child (ages 4-12), members and ages 3 and under free. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

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

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.

This event is now full!

Sep
24
Sat
Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k Trail Run & Guided Stroll Fundraiser
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Run for a cause this fall in our 9th annual 5k Trail Run. Run, walk or waddle on the same course with professional timing.
Not a runner or looking to support another participant? Enjoy the outdoors & take a guided stroll through our Wildlife Housing Area with one of our guides. Geared for all ages!

Pre-registration tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Sign up before MONDAY, 9/5/22 by MIDNIGHT to ensure you receive your event t-shirt. While supplies last for all who sign up after 9/5/22.

Water & lite bites will be provided to participants before and after the race.
Pre-registration will end on Wednesday, 9/21/22 at midnight. Day of race registration will be open from 8am-9am on Saturday, 9/24/22. 

5k Trail Runners: 

  • $30 per Adult Runner
  • $25 per Student Runner

Guided Stroller:

  • $18 per Adult
  • $8 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

Top male and female racers will receive prizes!
The race begins and ends at the Pavilion outside of the Nature Center.


Event Details:

  • Check-in & Registration: 8-9 am
  • 5k Race Start: 9 am
  • Guided Stroll: Starts after the race begins
  • Awards: Will follow the end of the race
  • Nature Center opens: 10 am

Feel free to walk around the Wildlife Housing Area, Nature Center & our trails after the race.


Fundraising Opportunities:

We are encouraging all participants to share their love of Cedar Run with their friends & family by fundraising either as individuals or as a team.

The top individual & top team fundraisers will receive a prize!
As a token of our appreciation, the top fundraisers for teams & individuals will be awarded.

Donations can be logged under runsignup.com fundraising pages or cedarrun.org/donate. Make sure the donor says “I am supporting (fill in your name)’s 2022 Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k fundraiser!” All recorded donations should be logged before Noon on Wednesday, 9/21/22.

Click for our Cedar Run 5k Fundraising Toolkit!

All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of preserving and protecting New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact on our community!


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for our Fall 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.

CR 2022 Sponsorships Packet

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– PSE&G
– South Jersey Radiology Associates
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International

Event Sponsors:

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


PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Click here to sign up for your advanced registration!

 

Raptor Biology 101
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn all about our local raptors in this class designed for older teens and adults.  We’ll start with a presentation in our education pavilion, then move on to a tour of our animal housing area where we will stop and discuss the individual resident raptor species and their life histories.  We’ll end at our amphitheater and have a short meet and greet with two of our resident raptors.  Class includes a handout. 1:00-3:00pm. Ages 16 and up please. $20/member, $25/non-member. 15 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

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

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 has been cancelled. Please check back for future dates.

Sep
25
Sun
Yoga At The Refuge: Early Morning
Sep 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us for Yoga at the Refuge! All levels are welcomed. This will be a slow vinyasa/yin class. Some flow movement with some deep juicy 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.

We will be stretching out over our cedar lake bridge just steps away from one of our wildlife enclosures. Hear the sounds of nature in the early morning as we work our ways to calming our breath, mind and spirit.

Please arrive 30 minutes early at our Nature Center if you would like to visit some of our resident wildlife prior to our classes start time, class will start at 8:00am. We would love to introduce you to our friends! 

Meet your instructor: 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.

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. 

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.

 


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.

 

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Kid’s Photography Workshop
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a morning of photography for KIDS ONLY! Our trained staff will help children ages 6-13 learn tricks and techniques for photographing wildlife. $10/member, $15/non-member. 10:00-11:30am. Space is limited to 10 children. Must bring your own camera. Advanced registration required.

Kid’s Photography Session

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Sep
26
Mon
Science Rocks! Day-Off
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day off? Get hands-on at Cedar Run! Join us for a full day of 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! Advanced registration required.

The day’s theme…Wildlife Super Powers

Pricing: $60/child.  **Please register each child separately.**
Sign-up for multiple sessions this fall and save! Get 2 sessions for $100!

Need financial assistance? Click here for more information about possible scholarship opportunities.

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Oct
1
Sat
Nocturnal Animals Exhibit in the Nature Center
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

Come learn about all of our furry friends who come out after dark! Owls, bats, and other amazing creatures of the night!

Exhibit is free with admission

Exhibit runs October 1st- October 31st

You and Me Preschool
Oct 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. Ages 3-5. Cost is $10/child with one adult free.

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:

  • 12/3, 12/6 or 12/7 – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • 1/3, 1/4 or 1/7 – Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks Fran Hodgkins
  • 3/4, 3/7 or 3/8 – Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • 4/1, 4/4 or 4/5 – Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • 5/2, 5/3 or 5/6 – My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • 6/3, 6/6 or 6/7 – 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.

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Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Oct
2
Sun
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge | Medford | New Jersey | United States

Join us for a morning of photography. Our trained staff will bring select birds out of their enclosures for photographing up-close and personal on perches and in a natural setting. This program will be limited to 12 participants. 9-11am. $50/member, $60/non-member. Advanced registration & pre-payment required.

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Oct
4
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Oct 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. Ages 3-5. Cost is $10/child with one adult free.

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:

  • 12/3, 12/6 or 12/7 – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • 1/3, 1/4 or 1/7 – Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks Fran Hodgkins
  • 3/4, 3/7 or 3/8 – Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • 4/1, 4/4 or 4/5 – Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • 5/2, 5/3 or 5/6 – My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • 6/3, 6/6 or 6/7 – 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.

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Stuffy Sleepover Party
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do your stuffed animals have back-to-school blues?

Have you ever wondered about what happens at The Nature Center when it’s closed? We will share our nocturnal adventures with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffy Sleepover Party.

You will fill out a permission form for your stuffed animal, create a name tag, and can visit the Nature Center Reptile Room with your stuffed animal before you leave for the evening.

For a $5 donation per stuffy, your beloved stuffy will have a WILD overnight adventure in our Nature Center with Cedar Run’s resident wildlife snakes and turtles, Henry (the albino Cardinal), and more!
– Drop off is on Tuesday, October 4th at our Nature Center Welcome Desk. Anytime between 1pm-5pm.
– Pick up your stuffed animal the next day from Wednesday, October 5th at our Nature Center Welcome Desk. Anytime between 1pm-5pm.
– Please pre-register below to sign up.
– Make sure to check our Facebook & Instagram stories to check our the fun adventures they are having.

If you don’t have a stuffy or forgot yours on the way, Cedar Run has some that you can purchase in our Gift Shop before the sleepover begins.

Stuffy Sleepover Party Donation

$ 5.00
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Donation Total: $5.00

Oct
5
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Oct 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. Ages 3-5. Cost is $10/child with one adult free.

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:

  • 12/3, 12/6 or 12/7 – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • 1/3, 1/4 or 1/7 – Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
  • 2/4, 2/7 or 2/8 – Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks Fran Hodgkins
  • 3/4, 3/7 or 3/8 – Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • 4/1, 4/4 or 4/5 – Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • 5/2, 5/3 or 5/6 – My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • 6/3, 6/6 or 6/7 – 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.

You and Me Payment

$ 10.00
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Donation Total: $10.00