Events

Sep
24
Sun
TICKETS AVAILABLE! Autumn with the Animals Festival
Sep 24 @ 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!

Enjoy the day of fun and learning, and thanks for supporting Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge!

Day of Timeline:
Events, unless otherwise noted, run 30-35 minutes.

  • 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
    Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals.
  • Reptile Encounter Program: 11:45am, 1:45pm, 2:15pm (20-25 min.)
  • Adventures in Community Science with special guest, Ron Smith: 1:30pm (45 min.)
    Species and habitats right in our own backyards need our help! Community Science projects are an opportunity for all of us to get involved in protecting biodiversity. Partnerships with conservation organizations and scientists can initiate projects in which you can collect data, protect species, and share in the wonders of the natural world. Join educator and community scientist Ron Smith for a presentation of projects that are underway and discuss and plan for new efforts on the horizon.
  • 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.

New this year: ASL interpretation will be available for select animal programs and times!

Ongoing:

  • Meet & Greets with some of our Wildlife Ambassadors throughout the day!
  • Make & take crafts, family-friendly games & interactive exhibit tables.
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase. (We also have vegan marshmallows!)
  • Temporary 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.


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities <– Click for Sponsorship Package. 
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
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International
Floor Covering International
Dunleavy & Associates 
Morgan Law LLC

Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
– Church & Dwight: Employee Giving Fund
Sponsors:
TD Bank
Bookminders
Harriett’s Energy Solutions

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


Purchase tickets in advance & save! (Preregistered is closed as of 9/21/23 at midnight – tickets will be available “at the door!”)

  • $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
25
Mon
Science Rocks! Day-Off
Sep 25 @ 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…Fall Into Cedar Run!

Pricing: $65/child.  **Please register each child separately.**
Sign-up for multiple sessions this fall and save! Get 2 sessions for $110!

Registration for this event has ended.

 

 

 

Sep
29
Fri
Supermoon Night Hike
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time the Moon is full.

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike at night to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the ‘night shift’ awakens. Program begins at the Nature Center. Hike is approximately 1 mile. $15/adult, $10/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Advanced registration required.

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
30
Sat
TICKETS AVAILABLE! Trails, Tails & Ales 5k Trail Fun Run & Beer Garden
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Run for a cause this fall in our 10th annual 5k Trail Run. Run or walk on this exclusive trail for our 5K only. Participants will receive an event t-shirt*, lite bites before the race, meet and greets with one of our residents & a sample cup for our beer garden with 5 breweries to taste. Geared for all ages, beer garden is for 21+ only. No professional timer will be present for this event. 

Pre-registration tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Individuals & teams get ready to lace up your sneaks & soar like eagles! Join us for Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge’s 10th annual 5k Trail Fun Run & Beer Garden! Run or walk our exclusive trail for this event only. 

  • Participants will receive an event t-shirt*, lite bites before the race, meet and greets with one of our residents & a sample cup for our beer garden with 6 breweries to taste. T-shirts are while supplies last, after pre-registration dates.
  • Pre-register by Tuesday, September 5th to guarantee your event t-shirt.
  • Participants not wanting to race but take part in the beer garden, tickets are available for $20.
  • Water & light bites will be provided for racers, as well as event t-shirts (while supplies last after pre-registration).
  • AWARDS: The first two racers who cross the finish line will receive prizes!
  • Event Pre-registration will end on Wednesday, 9/27/23 at noon.
  • Day of race registration will be open from 8am-9am on Saturday, 9/30/23. The race begins and ends at the Pavilion outside of the Nature Center.

 

Event Details:
Fun Run Schedule:

    • Check-in & Registration: 8-9 am
    • 5k Fun Run will start: 9 am
    • Awards – top 2 finishers and top Fundraisers: Will follow the end of the race
    • Nature Center & Beer Garden opens: 10am, beer garden will remain open till 1pm.
    • Feel free to walk around the Wildlife Housing Area, Nature Center & our trails after the race.

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


Fundraising Opportunities:

We encourage all participants to share their love of Cedar Run with their friends & family by fundraising either as individuals or as a team. A fundraising toolkit will be sent out to participants post registration, via email on ways you can encourage others to help support your favorite local nonprofit!

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.
Details coming soon.

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 2023 Trails, Tails & Ales 5k fundraiser!” All recorded donations should be logged before Noon on Wednesday, 9/27/23.

Event details and schedule:

Event Schedule and Course Info:
The 5K Fun Run will begin at 9 AM at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge at 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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.

Cedar Run’s Sponsorship Package Opportunities 

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
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International
– Floor Covering International
– Dunleavy & Associates 
– Morgan Law LLC

Event Sponsors:

PSE&G
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor 
Hire A Helper

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!

Click here to sign up for your advanced registration!

Oct
6
Fri
Wildlife Super Powers in the Nature Center
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm

Come learn about the amazing and unique abilities that make wildlife so SUPER!

Exhibit is free with admission

Exhibit runs October 6th – November 2nd

 

Oct
10
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Oct 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 $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
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Credit Card Info
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Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Oct 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 $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 10/10, 10/11 or 10/14 – Fungus is Among Us! by Joy Keller
  • 11/11, 11/14 or 11/15 – What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? by Steve Jenkins
  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
Personal Info

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

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Oct 10 @ 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

Oct
11
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Oct 11 @ 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 $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
Personal Info

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

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Oct 11 @ 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 $10/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent. Extra adults must pay regular admission.

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.

Remaining 2023 Dates and Books:

  • 10/10, 10/11 or 10/14 – Fungus is Among Us! by Joy Keller
  • 11/11, 11/14 or 11/15 – What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? by Steve Jenkins
  • 12/9, 12/12 or 12/13 – Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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.

$ 10.00
Personal Info

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

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Oct 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

Oct
12
Thu
Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Oct 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
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

Oct
13
Fri
Adults Only- Craft & Sip
Oct 13 @ 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

  • October Craft: Needle Felted fox in a pumpkin patch

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!

Adults Only- Craft & Sip
Oct 13 @ 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

  • January Craft: Cardinal Needle Felt
  • April Craft: TBD

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!

Oct
14
Sat
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Oct 14 @ 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.

$ 60.00
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Donation Total: $60.00