Events

Jun
8
Sat
Junior Nature Photographers
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Calling all young explorers and budding photographers! Join us for an exciting Junior Nature Photography Session.

Led by experienced nature educators and photographers, this hands-on session is designed to inspire creativity and foster a deeper connection with the natural world. Children will have the opportunity to learn basic photography techniques while exploring the diverse habitats of the refuge.

During the session, participants will embark on a guided wildlife adventure, where they’ll have the chance to capture captivating images of a few of Cedar Run’s resident animals and other things we find a long the way. Our educators will provide tips and tricks for composition, lighting, and capturing the perfect shot, ensuring that every young photographer feels confident behind the lens.

The Junior Nature Photographers Session at Cedar Run promises a fun and educational experience for children. Whether they’re snapping photos of furry friends or exploring the beauty of nature, participants will create lasting memories and develop valuable skills that will inspire their love of photography for years to come.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to unleash your child’s creativity and passion for nature photography. Join us at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and let their imaginations soar as they capture the wonders of the natural world through their lens.

Ages 8-12 please. $12/member, $17/non-member. 10:00-11:30am. Space is limited to 10 children. Must bring your own camera. Advanced registration required. Fee includes daily admission to the Refuge for the participant.

Please note: Parents/Guardians may accompany their children but are not permitted to take their own photographs during this event.

Registration for this event has ended.

You and Me Preschool
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our You and Me program is held once a month year-round, with Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday sessions available to choose from. Classes run 10:00-11:00 am or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – book coming soon
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – book coming soon

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Jun
11
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Jun 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 $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – book coming soon
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – book coming soon

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Jun 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 $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10 and 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Nurture Part 3: Immersive Sound Bath Meditation with Luna Maye
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 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 8pm. 

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.

 



Jun
12
Wed
You and Me Preschool
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our You and Me program is held once a month year-round, with Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday sessions available to choose from. Classes run 10:00-11:00 am or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10, 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – book coming soon
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – book coming soon

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

You and Me Preschool
Jun 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Our You and Me program is held once a month year-round, with Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday sessions available to choose from. Classes run 10:00-11:00 am or 11:15 am -12:15 pm. Ages 3-5. Cost is $12/child with one adult free. Registration includes refuge admission for child and parent.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

2024 Dates and Books:

  • 1/9, 1/10 and 1/13 – The Snow Fox by Rosemary Shojaie
  • 2/10, 2/13, 2/14 – Moon by Britta Teckentrup
  • 3/9, 3/12, 3/13 – Fur and Feathers by Janet Halfman
  • 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 – Hey Diddle Diddle, A Food Chain Tale by Pam Kapchinske
  • 5/11, 5/14, 5/15 – Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
  • 6/8, 6/11, 6/12 – A River by Marc Martin
  • 7/9, 7/10, 7/13 – The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw  **10am sessions only
  • 8/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan **10am sessions only

Important Info:

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made above. Please register each child separately.
  • Parents are required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
  • Due to the demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that payment be made at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.
  • These classes are “adult and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.
  • Classes will be held outdoors. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Questions/Concerns? Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL will be removed from the sign-up list.

$ 12.00
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Donation Total: $12.00

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ages 5-10

Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-November and March-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. We also hold a Family Night Hike  in February. Classes will be split – ages 5-7 and 8-10 dependent on registration numbers.

2023-2024 Dates and Themes:

  • 9/13 or 9/14 – Lepidoptera Livin’ (butterflies and moths)
  • 10/11 or 10/12 – Fungus Among-us
  • 11/15 or 11/16 – Survival Skills
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/14 or 2/15 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register Here
  • 3/13 or 3/14 – Fur, Feathers and Scales
  • 4/10 or 4/11 – What’s for Dinner? (food chains)
  • 5/15 or 5/16 – Discovering Decomposers
  • 6/12 or 6/13 – “Wooder” and Wetlands

All classes run from 1:00-2:30pm.

The fee is $14 per child, per class.

$ 14.00
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Donation Total: $14.00

Important Information:

Registration

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please register each child separately. NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Payment

Due to the overwhelming demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that all classes will require prepayment at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation by Cedar Run, due to inclement weather or otherwise, we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.

Drop-off

Drop-offs are available for homeschool classes. Please be punctual, as your child may miss some vital information at the start if they are late, and may also cause a distraction for those who are on time.

All parents are welcome to stay and enjoy our grounds and Nature Center while your child is in class or leave the grounds and return at the end of the session.

Please note: Parents are also required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.

Parents

You are welcome to attend any and all classes with your children and act as a chaperone. If you choose to attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation. We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for the duration of the visit.

If you decide to stay and observe your child’s class and your child has a younger sibling that is not enrolled in our program, please make sure that he or she is not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.

Weather

Classes will be held exclusively outdoors, even if weather is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Pick-up

If you will not be attending the class, be sure to pick your child up on time as well. Educators often have other assignments right after your class and are not available to supervise children waiting for rides.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping him or her to understand appropriate group learning behavior. Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas, taking turns, staying with the group, and being respectful to class-mates and teachers will be essential for a productive learning experience.

Questions/Concerns?

Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

Jun
13
Thu
Homeschool Classes (ages 5-10)
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ages 5-10

Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-November and March-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. We also hold a Family Night Hike  in February. Classes will be split – ages 5-7 and 8-10 dependent on registration numbers.

2023-2024 Dates and Themes:

  • 9/13 or 9/14 – Lepidoptera Livin’ (butterflies and moths)
  • 10/11 or 10/12 – Fungus Among-us
  • 11/15 or 11/16 – Survival Skills
  • December – NO CLASSES
  • January – NO CLASSES
  • 2/14 or 2/15 – SPECIAL SESSION: Family Night Hike (*5:30-7:00pm) – Register Here
  • 3/13 or 3/14 – Fur, Feathers and Scales
  • 4/10 or 4/11 – What’s for Dinner? (food chains)
  • 5/15 or 5/16 – Discovering Decomposers
  • 6/12 or 6/13 – “Wooder” and Wetlands

All classes run from 1:00-2:30pm.

The fee is $14 per child, per class.

$ 14.00
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Donation Total: $14.00

Important Information:

Registration

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please register each child separately. NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

Payment

Due to the overwhelming demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We require that all classes will require prepayment at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation by Cedar Run, due to inclement weather or otherwise, we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month’s class or a fee refund.

Drop-off

Drop-offs are available for homeschool classes. Please be punctual, as your child may miss some vital information at the start if they are late, and may also cause a distraction for those who are on time.

All parents are welcome to stay and enjoy our grounds and Nature Center while your child is in class or leave the grounds and return at the end of the session.

Please note: Parents are also required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.

Parents

You are welcome to attend any and all classes with your children and act as a chaperone. If you choose to attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation. We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for the duration of the visit.

If you decide to stay and observe your child’s class and your child has a younger sibling that is not enrolled in our program, please make sure that he or she is not being disruptive to the other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class, we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program.

Weather

Classes will be held exclusively outdoors, even if weather is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Pick-up

If you will not be attending the class, be sure to pick your child up on time as well. Educators often have other assignments right after your class and are not available to supervise children waiting for rides.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping him or her to understand appropriate group learning behavior. Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas, taking turns, staying with the group, and being respectful to class-mates and teachers will be essential for a productive learning experience.

Questions/Concerns?

Email our Education Department at education@cedarrun.org

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

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

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

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

Please no birthday parties for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party  at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties

All proceeds go towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bats! Night Hike
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

This event is now full!

 

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

To celebrate the Summer Solstice, we’ll have a fun visit with one of our resident ambassadors! Grab your lunch and come on over to hang out with a mystery feathered, scaly or furry friend. Questions welcome! 12:00pm. Suitable for all ages. This is a free program included with daily admission or membership, but donations to support our work are always welcome!  Advanced registration required. This event will take place outside so please dress for the weather.

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

Questions? Email education@cedarrun.org for more info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet your instructors: Monica Walsh – High Vibrations Association

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

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

Jewels Cusaac, Sound Healer and ERYT

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

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

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


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

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

 



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