Events

Apr
15
Mon
Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series (Part 5)
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for the Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series, a six-part exploration into the world of Wildscaping – where nature meets landscaping and the importance of planting with native plants.

    • In Part 1 (March 11), Wildscaping 101, discover the essentials of Wildscaping, from planting native species to engaging neighbors with different perspectives.
    • Part 2 (March 18), Environmental Impacts, unravels how Wildscaping provides sustainable solutions and positively influences our surroundings.
    • Part 3 (April 1), Impacts on Wildlife, where we delve into the unique relationship between landscaping and native wildlife, uncovering how Wildscaping fosters harmony and supports biodiversity.
    • Part 4 (April 8), Planning, provides insights into the strategic aspects of Wildscaping, from ecoregions to invasive species removal.
    • Part 5 (April 15), Getting Started, covers the art of selecting native plants and designing biodiverse landscapes for a wildlife-friendly haven.
    • Conclude the series with Part 6 (April 22), Certifying Your Property, where we guide you through the steps to certify your Wildscaping projects, ensuring your commitment to wildlife conservation is officially recognized.
This modular series allows you to engage at your convenience, empowering you to become a Wildscaping expert, and make a positive impact on the environment and native wildlife!
Cedar Run’s Native Plant Sale is blooming on April 27th! Get ready, and expand your native plant knowledge while making your garden beautiful. 
Sessions will take place via Zoom on every Monday noted at 7pm, running between 30-45 minutes depending on questions from the group. Register for one session, or all, as your schedule allows. Pre-registration is required.
Pricing:
  • Cedar Run Member Discount! $3 per Session / $15 for the bundle
  • Non-Member Pricing: $8 per Session / $40 for the bundle


Apr
16
Tue
Weekly Bird Walk
Apr 16 @ 7:00 am – 8:15 am

Join us for weekly bird walks on the property of Cedar Run! Meet in the parking lot in front of the Nature Center, where we will walk around the Cedar Run property to look and listen for birds throughout the different Pine Barrens Ecosystems! The walk covers between 1 to 2 miles with occasional standing to observe. Waterproof shoes are recommended. Please bring your binoculars if you have them, if not we do have a limited number available to rent.

7:00-8:15am. Suitable for ages 10 and up. $5/non-member, members free. Binoculars for rent are first come, first served ($3 for non-members, members free). Advance registration required. Registration ends Sundays at 5pm. Rain cancels the event.

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

Please message keith.clayton@cedarrun.org with any questions.

Free
Free
$5 per session
$3 per pair
How did you hear about our program?
$0.00
Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Apr 16 @ 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

Apr
17
Wed
International Bat Appreciation Day
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at dusk on World Bat Day to see if we can discover any of these often misunderstood mammals. The evening will include a short hike using bat detectors  and a presentation in our Covered Pavilion about the bats that call New Jersey home. $15/adult, $10/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. 20 participants maximum. 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.

Registration for this event has ended.

 

Apr
20
Sat
Yoga at the Refuge: Spring Root to Rise
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.

Theme: Spring Root the Rise, with spring weather blossoming we can get consumed in our activities, work, and life. Find balance while being grounded and present, and embrace the now moments. Within nature we are our true selves, as the trees withstand whatever comes their way and are living present through each element. Harness the energy of springtime to rise towards new possibilities with resilience, vitality, and an open heart.

We will be enjoying our morning yoga in the nature setting of the Pine Barrens. Surrounded by the sounds of nature, the smells of the forest and the morning air, it is sure to calm your mind, body and spirit. This session we will be stretching out on one of our trails as we will take in the morning. We will have tea at the nature center as well to help get your body and mind calm, replenished and ready for this session!

Please arrive 10 minutes early at our Nature Center to have some tea, use the restroom and check in. If you would like to visit some of our resident wildlife after class we would happy to take you on a little tour or you can self explore. We would love to introduce you to our friends! Class will start at 11:00am. 

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 10. 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 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.


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.


Apr
22
Mon
Nurture Part 1: Exclusive Earth Day Special Sound Bath Meditation with Luna Maye
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

 

Community Members are invited into an immersive sound bath wellness experience to take a breath + embrace a nervous system reset. Led by Sound Therapy Practitioner Recording Artist Luna Maye, this state of the art cellular massage of sound is accompanied by nature’s soundscape situated inside of Cedar Run’s Nature Center Covered Pavilion.

Luna is a sound therapy practitioner who’ll facilitate this sound meditation group experience  that includes crystal bowl sound healing, a bespoke Italian gong, soothing etheric vocals,  guided meditation + breathwork, tuning forks and other healing frequencies.

 

A wellness practice suited for all. No former meditation experience required for this relaxing experience backed by science and rooted in our shared love of music.

 

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (Cedar Run) is a 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. The overall mission of Cedar Run is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all. As an organization, our vision is that the treatment and rehabilitation services that Cedar Run provides to injured and/or orphaned wildlife in New Jersey serve to educate, inspire, and instill a sense of stewardship in youth and residents throughout the region, leading to increased protection of our natural resources.
Please arrive 10 minutes early at our Nature Center Outdoor Pavilion to have some tea, use the restroom and check in. If you would like to visit some of our resident wildlife before class we would happy to take you on a little tour or you can self explore. We would love to introduce you to our friends! The sound experience will begin at 6:30pm. 

Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, eye mask, and pillow and come as you are.  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 30. 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.


A portion of the 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.

 



Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series (Last Class)
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for the Wildscaping for Wildlife: Virtual Education Series, a six-part exploration into the world of Wildscaping – where nature meets landscaping and the importance of planting with native plants.

    • In Part 1 (March 11), Wildscaping 101, discover the essentials of Wildscaping, from planting native species to engaging neighbors with different perspectives.
    • Part 2 (March 18), Environmental Impacts, unravels how Wildscaping provides sustainable solutions and positively influences our surroundings.
    • Part 3 (April 1), Impacts on Wildlife, where we delve into the unique relationship between landscaping and native wildlife, uncovering how Wildscaping fosters harmony and supports biodiversity.
    • Part 4 (April 8), Planning, provides insights into the strategic aspects of Wildscaping, from ecoregions to invasive species removal.
    • Part 5 (April 15), Getting Started, covers the art of selecting native plants and designing biodiverse landscapes for a wildlife-friendly haven.
    • Conclude the series with Part 6 (April 22), Certifying Your Property, where we guide you through the steps to certify your Wildscaping projects, ensuring your commitment to wildlife conservation is officially recognized.
This modular series allows you to engage at your convenience, empowering you to become a Wildscaping expert, and make a positive impact on the environment and native wildlife!
Cedar Run’s Native Plant Sale is blooming on April 27th! Get ready, and expand your native plant knowledge while making your garden beautiful. 
Sessions will take place via Zoom on every Monday noted at 7pm, running between 30-45 minutes depending on questions from the group. Register for one session, or all, as your schedule allows. Pre-registration is required.
Pricing:
  • Cedar Run Member Discount! $3 per Session
  • Non-Member Pricing: $8 per Session


Apr
23
Tue
Weekly Bird Walk
Apr 23 @ 7:00 am – 8:15 am

Join us for weekly bird walks on the property of Cedar Run! Meet in the parking lot in front of the Nature Center, where we will walk around the Cedar Run property to look and listen for birds throughout the different Pine Barrens Ecosystems! The walk covers between 1 to 2 miles with occasional standing to observe. Waterproof shoes are recommended. Please bring your binoculars if you have them, if not we do have a limited number available to rent.

7:00-8:15am. Suitable for ages 10 and up. $5/non-member, members free. Binoculars for rent are first come, first served ($3 for non-members, members free). Advance registration required. Registration ends Sundays at 5pm. Rain cancels the event.

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

Please message keith.clayton@cedarrun.org with any questions.

Free
Free
$5 per session
$3 per pair
How did you hear about our program?
$0.00
Homeschool Classes (ages 11-13)
Apr 23 @ 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

Apr
27
Sat
Citizen Science: WaterWatch
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

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.

This event is geared for adults and teens. $15/person. Pricing includes Refuge admission. Advanced registration required.

$15 per person
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Native Plant Sale
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Newly blossomed at Cedar Run for 2024! Our native plant sale is an exciting and inclusive event for everyone that promotes environmental sustainability and engages the community in appreciating and preserving local biodiversity.

Over 50 different native plants to choose from, and over 5,100 plants will be available. Members and volunteers will have the ability to put in their pre-sale order starting April 22nd – 24th. Pre-sale orders will begin pick up on April 26th from 4pm-6pm. Plants will be a first come first serve basis. 

Take a sneak peek at the amazing plants we’ll have up for grabs! Don’t miss out on our upcoming sale – browse our selection now!

Post Sale Updated Plant Catalogue

Educational Tables:

Coming Soon!

All proceeds from this event goes 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!

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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
– The Refill Market
Rancocas Animal Hospital
– Dunleavy & Associates 
– Morgan Law LLC
– UFO Widlife
JAC Construction Services LLC
Gary F Gardner Inc
Paradise Solar and Electrical LLC
Revive Painting & PowerWashing

Presenting Sponsor:
– Pinelands Nursery & Supply

Event Sponsors:
– Solvay Specialty Polymers, LLC
– Greg & Deanne Hecht

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

Apr
30
Tue
Weekly Bird Walk
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am – 8:15 am

Join us for weekly bird walks on the property of Cedar Run! Meet in the parking lot in front of the Nature Center, where we will walk around the Cedar Run property to look and listen for birds throughout the different Pine Barrens Ecosystems! The walk covers between 1 to 2 miles with occasional standing to observe. Waterproof shoes are recommended. Please bring your binoculars if you have them, if not we do have a limited number available to rent.

7:00-8:15am. Suitable for ages 10 and up. $5/non-member, members free. Binoculars for rent are first come, first served ($3 for non-members, members free). Advance registration required. Registration ends Sundays at 5pm. Rain cancels the event.

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

Please message keith.clayton@cedarrun.org with any questions.

Free
Free
$5 per session
$3 per pair
How did you hear about our program?
$0.00
May
4
Sat
Raptor Renderings – Art Inspired by Birds of Prey
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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 MAY HAS ENDED. We hope to see you in June!

$20 per class
$10 per notebook (optional) - retails for $15
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May
5
Sun
Yoga at the Refuge: Embracing Your Light
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Theme: Embracing Your Light, May is a time for blossoming, as you work through your guided goals and being intentional with your movement, we want to encourage your inner child to be present. Reconnect with your true essence, unleash your inner radiance, and step boldly into the world as empowered and luminous beings that we are.

We will be enjoying our morning yoga in the nature setting of the Pine Barrens. Surrounded by the sounds of nature, the smells of the forest and the morning air, it is sure to calm your mind, body and spirit. This session we will be stretching out on one of our trails as we will take in the morning. We will have tea at the nature center as well to help get your body and mind calm, replenished and ready for this session!

Please arrive 10 minutes early at our Nature Center to have some tea, use the restroom and check in. If you would like to visit some of our resident wildlife after class we would happy to take you on a little tour or you can self explore. We would love to introduce you to our friends! Class will start at 10:00am. 

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 10. 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 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.


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.

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