After-School Program

Where your child belongs after school…in the WILD!


Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge’s After-School is now available for you!

We are bringing Cedar Run to YOU with unplugged, hands-on fun! An exciting variety of nature related topics will be taught to after-school students with interactive learning opportunities designed to fit your school’s after-school program. Everything from investigating the sky and identifying birds, to looking into the water and finding some aquatic creepy crawlies.

View our brochure here —>AfterSchool Brochure 2024

2023-2024 School Year Dates and Times

Medford Lakes
-Nokomis School
-Mondays from 3:15pm-4:15pm; 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20
-Wednesdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm; 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, and 5/22.
-Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm;  4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, and 5/30.
Please sign up through Project Infinity to receive your Registration Code.

Haddonfield School District
-J.F. Tatem Elementary
-Spring=Tuesdays from 3:05pm-4:05pm; 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, and 5/14.

Please sign up through the school to receive your Registration Code.


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made below. Please register each child separately.

NOTE: There are no refunds for no-shows.  If Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge cancels we will attempt to reschedule a makeup date.

Cost and Payment

To view the cost and payment options please refer to the brochure or registration form for your student’s school.


Classes will be held outdoors under cover when the weather is appropriate, otherwise we will be inside a classroom/the library. Closings of the school will also cancel after-school programs.
Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.

Class times

Programs will run after the normal school day ends and continue until late bus/chaperone pickup. For individual times please contact the after-school coordinator.

Expected Behavior

School rules will still be expected to be followed at all times during the program. We have additional rules with regards to our animal ambassadors. Any time that animal ambassadors are present the students will be reminded about our rules. Both the safety of the students AND of our animal ambassadors are of utmost importance. Students that cannot follow the rules may be asked to leave the program without a refund.


Check out our FAQ’s and if you have further questions please email our Education Department at

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do I sign up?
Each school is processed separately. Some districts will be processed via your school while others can be processed with Woodford Cedar Run. Please refer to your schools brochure to find out which method is required for your student.

How much is it?
Please refer to your schools brochure for list pricing.

How do I pay for the program?
If your registration is processed through Woodford Cedar Run please fill out our registration form where we can take your credit card information. All fees will be processed by Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Will there be live animals?
While we cannot guarantee that every program will feature live animal ambassadors, when available they will be included at least partially into the day’s schedule.

Can my children touch the animals?
The State of New Jersey is a “No Touch” state. This means that due to strict limitations on our federal and state education permits no one is permitted to touch our animals for any reason. However, we often use elements, such as feathers, wings, pelts and talons to aid in our discussions, which students ARE permitted to touch. Additionally, we DO NOT fly our birds and all animals will always be restrained for the duration of our presentation.

How can my school get involved with this program?
We would love to work with you to bring Cedar Run’s After-School program to your school! If you are interested in having us come to your school, please email with your school’s After-School Coordinator or PTA organization. We will contact them and find the best options for coming out.

To register multiple children, please use a separate form for each student.
How did you hear about our program?