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TOT WALKStotwalks

Date: Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5   Non-members: $6

Limit: 20     All ages welcome, although the program is tailored to 3-5 year olds

No pre-registration required

Tot walks are walks specifically for preschooler and younger children with their parents.  During this hour-long adventure on the Lloyd Center’s property, we will search for animals and plants, sing songs, participate in nature activities and find items to observe and touch.  Siblings are welcome on this exciting nature adventure.

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

MONSTER HUNT: IN SEARCH OF HORSESHOE CRABSmisc

Date: Saturday, June 6th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Individual:  Members: $5      Non-members: $7
Family of Four:   Members: $15    Non-members: $21
Limit: 15        All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, June 5th

This two-hour program will highlight the horseshoe crab including all the things that make this amazing and prehistoric creature unique.  Throughout the program we will meet a live horseshoe crab, dissect a horseshoe crab model, and then go on a hunt to try and spot them in the estuaries and rivers where they live.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

STORYTIMEstorytime-3

Date: Saturday, June 13th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit: 20        All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Storytime occurs on the second Saturday of each month.  Join us as we explore different nature topics by reading nature-themed books.   Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch and crafts bring nature themes to life for our storytime guests.

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

SUMMER SOLSTICE PLOVER STROLLplover-2015

Date: Saturday, June 20th     Inclement weather date: Sunday, June 21st
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Demarest Lloyd State Park (proceed through entrance gate down to main lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $8    Non-members: $10     Children under 12: half price
Limit: 20

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 19th

Kick off the summer season by observing and learning about nesting shorebirds and other beach life at the dynamic ecosystem of Demarest Lloyd State Park. A large sand spit provides nesting habitat for plovers, least terns, and diamondback terrapins (an estuarine turtle), all endangered species. With luck, observe an osprey carrying a fish, or other avian life in this diverse park.

Participants should bring birding equipment (binoculars or scope, camera, bird guide), bug spray, and footwear appropriate for walking along the beach and over intertidal flats (bird guides and optics in limited quantity available for use).

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jamie Bogart at 508-990-0505 x 23, or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

TOT WALKStot-walk

Date: Saturday, June 20th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit: 20   All ages welcome, although the program is tailored to 3-5 year olds

No pre-registration required

Tot walks are walks specifically for preschoolers and younger children with their parents.  During this hour-long adventure on the Lloyd Center’s property, we will search for animals and plants, sing songs, participate in nature activities and find items to observe and touch.  Siblings are welcome on this exciting nature adventure.

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

CLAMBAKE XXXlobster-2015

Date: Friday, July 10th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Demarest Lloyd State Park

Friday, July 10th marks the Lloyd Center’s 30th Clambake “Celebrating Science and Education!”, a South Coast tradition.

Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, July 10, by the side of the sea at Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth. With a limited number of seats available, advance reservations are an absolute must.  Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season!

CLICK HERE for more information and reservations.

SUMMERTIME DISCOVERIEStot-walks

Date: Friday, July 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit:  12    All ages welcome, though the program is tailored to 3-6 year olds

Pre-registration required by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16th

Join us for a nature adventure as we discover the amazing things happening in summer around the Lloyd Center.  During this adult/child outing, nature themes will come to life with live animal demonstrations, nature walks, games, songs and crafts.  Babysitters, grandparents, parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in these adventures which will not only include activities for the day but also a take-home of fun, nature-themed activities to continue your exploration when you return to your homes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

SUMMERTIME DISCOVERIESstorytime-5

Date: Friday, July 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit:  12        All ages welcome, though the program is tailored to 3-6 year olds

Pre-registration required by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25th

Join us for a nature adventure as we discover the amazing things happening in summer around the Lloyd Center.  During this adult/child outing, nature themes will come to life with live animal demonstrations, nature walks, games, songs and crafts.  Babysitters, grandparents, parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in these adventures which will not only include activities for the day but also a take-home of fun, nature-themed activities to continue your exploration when you return to your homes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

MID-SUMMER SHOREBIRD STROLLgreater-scaup

Date: Saturday, July 25th   Inclement Weather date: Sunday, July 26th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Gooseberry Neck Island
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:  Members: $8  Non-members: $10     Children under 12: half price
Limit: 20

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 24th

Both Gooseberry Neck Island and Horseneck Beach provide nesting habitat for Piping Plovers and Least Terns, two endangered shorebirds that make these busy areas their summer homes. Learn about these storied birds and other aspects of the beach ecosystem.  In late July, young plovers and terns can often be seen, and the first migrant shorebirds have started to appear. We will go wherever the birds are, which may include Horseneck’s east refuge, which supported a large least tern colony in 2014, and/or the tip of Gooseberry Neck Island, where various seabirds may be present.

Participants should bring birding equipment (optics, bird guide, camera -we have extra guides and optics in limited supply) and be prepared to walk the beach!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jamie Bogart at 508-990-0505 x 23, or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

Photo: greater scaup taken by Kevin Rodrigues

29th ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN BUTTERFLY ASSOCIATION (NABA) BUTTERFLY COUNTmoth-man

Date: Saturday, July 25th    Inclement weather date: Sunday, July 26th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Park & Ride on Mt. Pleasant St., off Rt. 140 Exit 4
Leader: Mark Mello; Research Director
Price:  Members: $8   Non-members: $10
Limit: 10      Age Limit: 10 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 24th

Become a citizen scientist and join the Lloyd Center’s research staff as we participate in NABA’s annual butterfly count in Dartmouth and New Bedford. The only requirements are enthusiasm and an interest in this region’s butterfly fauna. By the end of the day, you may be able to recognize 20 or more species of butterflies and will have contributed to NABA’s nationwide long-range study of butterfly diversity and distribution patterns relative to climate change.

Participants should wear hiking shoes, hats and long pants, have sun protection, plenty of water, and bring a lunch.  The Center will have extra water for sale.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 x 22, or email markmello@lloydcenter.org.

SUMMERTIME DISCOVERIESstorytime-4

Date: Friday, July 31st
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit:  12      All ages welcome, though the program is tailored to 3-6 year olds

Pre-registration required by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30th

Join us for a nature adventure as we discover the amazing things happening in summer around the Lloyd Center.  During this adult/child outing, nature themes will come to life with live animal demonstrations, nature walks, games, songs and crafts.  Babysitters, grandparents, parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in these adventures which will not only include activities for the day but also a take-home of fun, nature-themed activities to continue your exploration when you return to your homes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

SUMMER ESTUARY EXPLORATIONsummer-estuary

Date: Friday, July 31st
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Lloyd Center Staff
Price: Individual: Members: $6   Non-members: $8
Family of Four:  Members: $18   Non-members: $24
Limit: 20      All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Thursday, July 30th

During this action-packed program we will use nets to find animals hidden in the water and salt marsh. Learn about common species in this area and how animals from the tropics arrive in Massachusetts. Please bring shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

SUMMERTIME DISCOVERIESmembership

Date: Friday, August 7th
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit:  12     All ages welcome, though the program is tailored to 3-6 year olds

Pre-registration required by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6th

Join us for a nature adventure as we discover the amazing things happening in summer around the Lloyd Center.  During this adult/child outing, nature themes will come to life with live animal demonstrations, nature walks, games, songs and crafts.  Babysitters, grandparents, parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in these adventures which will not only include activities for the day but also a take-home of fun, nature-themed activities to continue your exploration when you return to your homes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

SUMMERTIME DISCOVERIESnature-pirate-1

Date: Friday, August 14th
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:   Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit:  12   All ages welcome, though the program is tailored to 3-6 year olds

Pre-registration required by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13th

Join us for a nature adventure as we discover the amazing things happening in summer around the Lloyd Center.  During this adult/child outing, nature themes will come to life with live animal demonstrations, nature walks, games, songs and crafts.  Babysitters, grandparents, parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in these adventures which will not only include activities for the day but also a take-home of fun, nature-themed activities to continue your exploration when you return to your homes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

OUTER CAPE SHOREBIRD TRIPouter-cape

Date: Saturday, August 15th        Inclement weather date: Sunday, August 16th
Time: 7:00 a.m. (van depart) – 5:00 p.m. (approximate van return)
Meeting place: TBD
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:  Members: $30      Non-members: $35
Limit:  12     Age Limit: 15 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, August 14th

From late summer into fall, migratory shorebirds congregate in the thousands on the vast beaches and intertidal areas of Cape Cod, which provide important stopover habitats for birds preparing for the long trip south.   Come witness this annual spectacle and learn more about the various shorebird species found in the region.

Participants will be transported in the Lloyd Center van to outer cape birding locations. The focus area will be Chatham in vicinity of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and South Beach. Birding locations will depend upon boat access and recent sightings.   Participants should be capable of a full day of walking over even terrain but in potentially hot conditions.

Participants should bring a lunch, footwear for walking in wet intertidal areas and on sand, windbreaker, raingear, sunscreen, bug spray, bird optics, and field guide (extra field guides and optics will be available for use).

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jamie Bogart at 508-990-0505 x 23, or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

EXPLORING OUR COAST: A LOCAL BEACH WALK SERIEScht-foundation

Date: Sunday, August 16th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Gooseberry Island parking lot, Westport MA
Leader: Erika Fernandes, Lloyd Center Outreach Educator
Price:   Members: $7   Non-members: $9
Limit: 15     Age Limit: 14 and older

Pre-registration required by the 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13th

The communities of the Southcoast of Massachusetts are a part of the sea; they have been geographically, historically, and biologically shaped by its presence.  Join us on this series of local beach walks to learn about these relationships while rediscovering the magic of the shoreline.  All walks are weather-permitting.  Dress according to weather and please bring water.

Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Erika Fernandes at 508-990-0505 x 16, or email erika@lloydcenter.org.