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TOT WALKStotwalks

Date: Saturday, December 27th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: $5 per child
Limit: 20 All ages welcome

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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

24th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY BEACH WALKnew-years-day-walk-1

Date: Thursday, January 1st
Time:  10:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Gooseberry Neck parking lot, Westport, MA
Leader: Mark Mello, Lloyd Center Research Director
Price:  Free      All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Looking for fresh air, exercise, or to learn more about the natural world around you? If so, this is the perfect trip for you!

Join Research Director Mark Mello for a Lloyd Center tradition of 24 years and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach.   Focusing on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mark will identify winter waterfowl and ‘washed up marine life.  January is a wonderful time of year to walk the coast and observe the effects of wave action on the slope and shape of the beach.

This is a very informal outing, and those that simply want to walk are more than welcome.   Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are recommended as well.

If you have specific questions regarding the program, contact Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 x 22 or markmello@lloydcenter.org.

 

A WINTER SKYwinter-moon

Date: Saturday, January 10th
Time: 5:30 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower Bond Building)
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Members: $8     Non-members: $10
Limit: 12       All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, January 9th

The night sky is beautiful this time of year, especially away from the lights of the city.  This one-hour program focuses on identifying the timeless winter constellations and the visible planets.   This program is weather dependent; Lloyd Center staff will contact you to confirm the program on January 10th.  Please dress warmly!

Pre-register online, or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Liz Moniz, at 508-990-0505 x 15 or email liz@lloydcenter.org.

STORYTIMEstorytime-5

Date:  Saturday, January 10th
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.

SEANET (Seabird Ecological Assessment Network) WORKSHOPresearch-seanet

Date: Saturday, January 10th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower Bond Building)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate and Sara Courchesne, SEANET Project Coordinator, Tufts University
Price: Free
Limit: 20

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 9th

The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) enters its 11th season and utilizes citizen scientists to generate data based upon seabird mortality events. By walking beaches monthly, volunteers help determine how trends in seabird mortality and overall marine health apply to their specific beach, and ultimately to Buzzards Bay.   Click here for more detailed information
about SEANET.

Currently the Lloyd Center seeks individuals interested in adopting a beach of their choice in Buzzards Bay (any walkable shoreline from Westport-Wareham).

Volunteers conduct monthly surveys to collect basic environmental data and beached bird data according to an established protocol. Volunteers will leave the workshop assigned to a site of their choice, materials, and expertise with which to carry out surveys.

The workshop will include an indoor session providing background, overview of protocol, and any news and notes. Weather permitting, a walk at a local beach to identify birds and practice field methodology will also take place.

Pre-register online, or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jamie Bogart at 508-990-0505 x 23, or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

 

SEAL  AND BIRD WATCHING  –  CUTTYHUNK ISLANDharbor-seal

Date: Saturday, January 17th      Inclement weather dates: Sunday, January 18th   OR  Saturday, January 31st
Time: 10:00 a.m. (boat departs) –  2:00 p.m. (boat arrives).
Meeting place: Cuttyhunk Ferry Company  parking lot (www.cuttyhunkferrycompany.com)
Leader:  Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:   Members: $45     Non-members: $56     Children under 12: $20  (price includes lunch served on boat and background packet)
Limit: 30   All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15th

Buzzards Bay is an important stopover location for overwintering marine wildlife, most notably seals of the northeast region. At ‘Gull Island’, a small sandbar situated along the Elizabeth Island chain between Cuttyhunk and Penikese, seals haul-out at low tide and numbers are high during January.  Harbor, grey, and harp seals are species commonly encountered, and Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart will provide commentary about these fascinating creatures. There are also opportunities to view wintering waterbirds on the boat ride out to Gull Island.

After seal viewing, the boat docks at Cuttyhunk for lunchtime  and an opportunity to set foot on the island. At this point, you’re free to venture onto the island on your own, or join Jamie for a bird walk. In addition to learning about unique marine wildlife, you’ll leave with more knowledge about Buzzards Bay, and a new appreciation for its surrounding landscape.

Participants should bring binoculars, cameras, hiking shoes, and dress warmly. Be advised that the ferry departs at 10:00 a.m. sharp, so participants should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. for check-in. Except for weather cancellation or personal reasons (illness, injury), tickets are non-refundable.

Pre-register online, or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918.  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-walks

Date: Saturday, January 24th
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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.