Events

Feb
22
Sat
Owl Prowl
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Winter is often the best time of the year to locate owls in the forest as they are in the midst of nesting season. Program begins inside the Nature Center for an up-close experience with our resident owls followed by a hike on the trail in search of our local species. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. No flashlights, please. 5:30-7pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. $15/member, $20/non-member. Advanced registration required. This program will fill up!

This is event is full!! Contact our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org if you’d like to be added to the waiting list.

Feb
23
Sun
POP-UP Guided Nature Walk
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join the new Executive Director Dennis Miranda on an enjoyable leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the birds and animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, make sure you have a water bottle and your binoculars (some loaners will be available). 10:30 am-12 pm. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum registrants: 20, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
Feb
29
Sat
Leap Day!
Feb 29 all-day

What will you do with your “extra” day?! A trip to Cedar Run?! Cedar Run is offering free admission to first 29 paying visitors on Leap Day. We hope to see you spending the day HERE in Nature!

Mar
3
Tue
Mini BioBlitz for World Wildlife Day
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On this World Wildlife Day, join us as we welcome the return of warmer weather by participating in this fun bio survey! Download the iNaturalist app to your phone, or bring a digital camera and upload the pictures to iNaturalist.com later. How many different species can you find at Cedar Run? Ongoing from 9am-5pm. Sign-ups must be made in the Nature Center when you arrive. Self-guided and free with admission. Contact Education@CedarRun.org for more details.

Mar
10
Tue
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Mar
11
Wed
Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Knee-High Naturalists
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-5)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Tues & Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Visit the link above to sign-up.

Nature Nuts
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Nature Nuts (ages 6-12)

March theme – Signs of Spring.

Classes are on the 2ND consecutive Wed each month. 10am or 1pm. $10/child. Advanced registration and pre-payment required.

Mar
12
Thu
National Plant a Flower Day & National Girl Scout Day
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a evening of floral fun! Make a flower craft, plant a flower to take home, and enjoy some light snacks. Ongoing from 4-7pm. All ages welcome. $10/person. To celebrate National Girl Scout Day, girl scout of all ages, are $8/person. Advanced registration required.

Event cancelled due to lack of sign ups.

Mar
14
Sat
Volunteer Information Session
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm

Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization!

Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include:

  • Helping care for wildlife
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
  • Staffing at festival special events
  • Fundraising
  • Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
  • General office work
  • Event planning

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and attend a “Volunteer Information Session.” Volunteer Information Sessions are typically held just before the arrival of our wildlife babies in January, February and March. Dates for 2020 are January 18th, February 22nd, and March 14th, 2020. Sign-ups can be made below.

Become A Volunteer

How did you hear about our program?

**NOTE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. Volunteers UNDER 18 will be asked to pay

$20 this fee supports staff time and resources associated with processing and training. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteers 18 AND OVER will be asked to pay $40, this fee covers the cost of a criminal background check and supports staff time and resources associated with training and processing. This is a criminal history only check, not a credit check. Our insurance mandates this check because we have groups of children on the premises year round. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Please DO NOT call about volunteer opportunities. Our coordinator also works in the hospital and is usually caring for our wildlife!

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge does not host police or court ordered community service hours. We do appreciate all types of service, but our status as an education facility prohibits our organization from hosting police or court ordered community service.

Mar
21
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator – EXTRA DATE ADDED
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

THIS IS THE EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join one of our state licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 15 guests!**

EVENT SOLD OUT