Utilizing the Woodford Nature Center as home base, Cedar Run is able to offer an exciting variety of engaging and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities
— including high-quality field trips, engaging classroom presentations and informative programming. Our facilities include a Nature Center with classroom and Pinelands exhibits, outdoor Wildlife Housing Area with more than 60 resident wild animals and a covered Picnic Pavilion. We are the perfect spot for exploring the outdoors with 3 miles of hiking trails through 171 acres of upland forests and wetlands with a 7-acre cedar lake. Field trips to Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge complement the NJ state learning standards and numerous STEM and NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas and are easily adapted to cover coursework at private schools, homeschool and youth groups, and adult audiences. If your group is unable to travel to Cedar Run, we also offer our Refuge on Wheels programs so that children and adults can interact with nature at your location.
Visit below for more information about the different offering available:
Field Trip Adventures
Cedar Run has active programs available for all ages from preschool through adult. Our Field Trip Adventures range from 2 – 3 1/2 hours and can include time for a brown bag lunch in our covered picnic pavilion.Trips are suitable for preschool through high school and are adjusted for each group. Custom designed programs are also available for teachers and adult groups.
Refuge On Wheels
Short on time or transportation? If you can’t come to Cedar Run, we will bring the animals to you! Our Refuge on Wheels program will arrive at your location ready to present on a variety of topics. We’ll bring artifacts, animals, and all of our knowledge and provide an exciting presentation that will often include audience participation. We have 1/2 hour programs that take preschoolers on imaginary owl hunts and hour long programs that teach older students about the animals native to our region just to name a few.
Want to symbolically adopt an animal or have a Skype session with your class? Learn about our Adopt-A-Wild-One Classroom Edition.
Preschool and Homeschool Classes for families
Advanced reservations are required for all groups. Call 856-983-3329 x 103 for scheduling and pricing information or email Education@CedarRun.org.