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SAVE THE DATE!
FRIDAY, July 10, 2015
for the 30th Annual Lloyd Center Clambake –
Celebrating Science and Education!

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.

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP PADDLINGstandup-paddle-1

Date: Saturday, July 18th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $45     Non-members: $55
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and up

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 17th

Stand-up Paddling is a fun way to explore our waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core body workout. Anyone can Stand-Up Paddle! Our intro session will take place in the calm waters of the Slocum River. We will cover all the basics; getting familiar with equipment, water entry and balance, proper stance and positioning on the board, efficient paddling technique, and safety. Come out and give it a try… you’ll love it!

Please wear clothing and footwear that can get wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOURsunset-kayak-tour-4

Date: Thursday, July 23rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40     Non-members: $47
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 22nd

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun. This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. Beginners welcome.

Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@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.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-7

Date: Thursday, July 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Outreach Director
Price: Members: $20       Non-member: $25
Limit:  12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29th

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site & all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet as well as a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 15, or liz@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.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOURkayak 2

Date: Thursday, August 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40     Non-members: $47
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and older

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

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun. This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. Beginners welcome.

Pre-register online.   If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@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.

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP PADDLINGstandup-paddle-2

Date: Saturday, August 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $45    Non-members: $55
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and up

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

Stand-up paddling is a fun way to explore our waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core body workout. Anyone can Stand-Up Paddle! Our intro session will take place in the calm waters of the Slocum River. We will cover all the basics; getting familiar with equipment, water entry and balance, proper stance and positioning on the board, efficient paddling technique, and safety. Come out and give it a try… you’ll love it!

Pre-register online.   If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@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.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET STAND-UP PADDLING TOURstandup-paddle-single

Date: Thursday, August 27th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $50    Non-members: $60
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26th

Let the stress of your day dissolve away as you SUP off into the sunset. We will let the conditions of the day dictate our course as we enjoy the brilliant sunset across the water. Previous SUP experience recommended.

Pre-register online.   If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-9

Date: Friday, August 28th
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Outreach Director
Price: Members: $20    Non-member: $25
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site & all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet as well as a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 15, or  liz@lloydcenter.org.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOURoutreach-kayak-2

Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40     Non-members: $47
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and up

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon Wednesday, September 9th

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun. This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. Beginners welcome.

Pre-register online.   If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, September 19, 2015
for the 10th SLOCUM CHALLENGE REGATTA!