Events

Mar
10
Tue
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

 

Mar
28
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

***PROGRAM FULL – DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING A SECOND DATE SOON! TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT THE SECOND DATE PLEASE EMAIL MIKE.OMALLEY@CEDARRUN.ORG WITH YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND # OF TICKETS YOU ARE SEEKING***

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!**

 

Apr
12
Sun
Landscape Nature Art Photo Contest
Apr 12 – Apr 18 all-day

Create some beautiful, simple land art using natural materials based on the wonderful sculptures of artists Andy Goldsworthy, Nils-Udo, Richard Shilling, Christina Diana Wenderoth and more! These nature artists create huge pieces of land art in the environment, using all natural objects such as pebbles, twigs, branches, pine cones, mud, leaves and petals.

Photograph your sculpture and “tag” us on Facebook or Instagram, #CedarRunNatureArt for a chance to win a prize. Photos with the most “likes” by midnight on 4/18/2020 will win a year-long Family Membership (already a member? don’t worry we’ll extend your current membership!).

Sculptures can be completed at Cedar Run or at home, but remember to respect Mother Nature and practice social distancing! Objects used must be natural (no man-made items), but remember to not pick, pull, or break anything that is still alive (and don’t take anything home with you)! 

Get some inspiration here:
Andy Goldsworthy
Nils-Udo
Richard Shilling
Christina Diana Wenderoth

 

 

May
1
Fri
Weekend Walkabouts
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Weekend Walkabouts

Challenge accepted! Get your family outdoors this weekend and see what you can find and photograph using iNaturalist. Each Friday we’ll post a challenge for you to explore on your nature walk, neighborhood adventure, or even in your own backyard. How many things can we find? Check back each Monday to see! Suitable for all ages. Free, but register to receive information on how to participate using the iNaturalist app. Click here for Weekend Walkabout Instructions.

How did you hear about our program?
May
4
Mon
Flipgrid Fun
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Flipgrid Fun

Do you Flipgrid? Join us in this exciting new way to learn and engage with our Educators. We’ll post a topic and lesson for the week for you to explore and engage with other students. Post a video back to us using a computer with a webcam or using the Flipgrid app. Topics for students K-8th, but the whole family is welcome. Free. No registration needed. Sign up and start exploring at flipgrid.com/cedarrun

May
5
Tue
Snack Time Stories
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Snack Time Stories

Check out “Snack Time Stories” virtually each Tuesday at 10am. Cedar Run’s educators will share one of our favorite nature books with you, show you a fun (and tasty) snack to try and give you ideas for an easy craft or activity to do at home! Ages 3-6, but the whole family is welcome! Suggested donation of $2/child or $5/family. After you register, you will receive a Google Meet link to join the session. Check out our Google Meet Etiquette Guide.

How did you hear about our program?

 

May
8
Fri
Weekend Walkabouts
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Weekend Walkabouts

Challenge accepted! Get your family outdoors this weekend and see what you can find and photograph using iNaturalist. Each Friday we’ll post a challenge for you to explore on your nature walk, neighborhood adventure, or even in your own backyard. How many things can we find? Check back each Monday to see! Suitable for all ages. Free, but register to receive information on how to participate using the iNaturalist app. Click here for Weekend Walkabout Instructions.

How did you hear about our program?
May
11
Mon
Flipgrid Fun
May 11 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 5:00 pm
Flipgrid Fun

Do you Flipgrid? Join us in this exciting new way to learn and engage with our Educators. We’ll post a topic and lesson for the week for you to explore and engage with other students. Post a video back to us using a computer with a webcam or using the Flipgrid app. Topics for students K-8th, but the whole family is welcome. Free. No registration needed. Sign up and start exploring at flipgrid.com/cedarrun