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CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2015 SEASON CANOE AND KAYAK SCHEDULE

 

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.

STORYTIMEstorytime-2015

Date: Saturday, September 12th
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.

10TH ANNUAL SLOCUM CHALLENGE REGATTAregatta-2013_opt

Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: Registration/Check-in opens at 8am

Pre-registration required by Wednesday, September 16th

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BIODIVERSITY WEEK: EARLY MORNING BIRD WALKoutreach-goldfinch

Date: Monday, September 21st
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Free
Limit: 15

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 18th

Explore DNRT’s Knowles Reserve property that stretches from Potomska Road to the head of Little River. Depending on the season’s migration, a variety of forest and marsh migrants may be seen during this trip.

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

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: LLOYD CENTER’S FALL VISITORSOSPREY 2_opt

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Free
Limit: 15

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 29th

With its combination of woodland, marsh and estuarine environments, the Lloyd Center is situated to observe a diverse array of fall migrants. This walk will thus highlight both upland and wetland fall migrant birds, and also look for mammal signs.

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

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: MONARCH MIGRATION AND OTHER FALL BUTTERFLY WONDERSmonarch-tag

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Gooseberry Neck parking lot
Leader: Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Free
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22nd

Gooseberry Neck is one of the prime locations in Massachusetts to observe the fall Monarch migration and other butterflies moving north or south along the coast. As a cooperator for Monarch Watch (an international Monarch tagging research program operated out of the University of Kansas), we will be catching and placing tags on Monarchs so that their journey to Mexico might be better understood.

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

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: TURNERS PONDresearch-saltmarsh-great-egret

Date: Thursday, September 24th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Rt. 140 Park & Ride on Mt. Pleasant St.
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Free
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23rd

We will concentrate on the fresh water environment that forms the headwaters of the Slocum/Paskamansett River watershed. This will include seining and/or dip-netting in pond, riverine and vernal pool environments. Old sneakers and jeans that you don’t mind getting wet or hip boots are recommended for those folks wanting to participate in the “catching”, however “landlubbers” can help process the samples without getting wet!

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

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: SEINING FOR SUB-TROPICALS & OTHER MARINE LIFE2013-dhs-biodiversity-1

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Free
Limit: 15

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24th

An added treat in the fall can be the arrival of marine visitors from the south. We will explore the estuarine environment portion of the Slocum/Paskamansett River watershed. This will include seining and/or dip-netting as well as some digging for benthic critters. Old sneakers and jeans that you don’t mind getting wet or hip boots are recommended for those folks wanting to participate in the “catching”, however “landlubbers” can help process the samples without getting (too) wet!

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

 
FAMILY FUN DAY AND BIODIVERSITY WEEK WRAP UPbiodiversity-2013

Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Lloyd Center Staff
Price: Members: Free
Limit: None         All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Be sure to join us for a wrap-up of our Biodiversity Week where you will get to see some of the reptiles, amphibians, insects and wildlife that inhabit our watershed. The day will be full of guided building tours, trail walks, scavenger hunts, crafts and games for all age levels. We can’t wait to see you here!

If you have questions about the program please contact Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14 or jen@lloydcenter.org.

EARLY AUTUMN ALONG THE SHORELINEautumn-stroll

Date: Saturday, October 3rd     Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 4th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Demarest Lloyd State Park
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:  Members: $9  Non-members: $12   Children under 12: half price
Limit: 20       Age Limit: 10 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 2nd

In early October, Demarest Lloyd State Park’s diverse habitats (beach, forest, salt marsh, and estuary) are bustling with wildlife on the move.  Fall migrants such as shorebirds, waders, raptors, songbirds, and monarch butterflies are all possible sightings on this walk. With luck, diamondback terrapin young might be hatching from nests protected during the summer plover season.  Demarest Lloyd State Park is a local gem offering diverse habitats and a myriad of species in one convenient location.  Join us when the crowds have subsided and the landscape is alive.

Participants should bring binoculars, camera, bird guide (additional optics and bird guides are available) and wear footwear fit for use in shallow intertidal areas.

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.

STORYTIMEstorytime-3

Date: Saturday, October 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.

NATURE PIRATES: X MARKS THE SPOTnature-pirates-2015

Date: Saturday, October 17th
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
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, Friday, October 16th

Put on your pirate gear and join us for a fun-filled day learning how to read and make maps.  The program will conclude with a guided map-filled journey through our 82-acre property on the search for hidden treasure!

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.

TAUNTON RIVER FALL FOLIAGE CANOE TRIPtaunton-river-3

Date: Sunday, October 18th    Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 25th
Time: 9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Mount Pleasant Park and Ride
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate and Mark Mello, Lloyd Center Research Director
Price:  Members: $32   Non-members: $40
Limit: 10    Age Limit: 12 and older

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

Join the Lloyd Center annual pilgrimage to the Taunton and Nemasket Rivers for a fall foliage tour on two of the most scenic rivers in southeastern Massachusetts.  The panoply of fall leaves should be very near its peak!  Transportation to the launch site and all equipment will be provided.

Participants should bring a lunch, including plenty of liquids. Old shoes or low boots and layers of clothing are recommended, as the temperature can vary greatly from the outset, depending upon the amount of clouds and sun during the course of the trip.

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.


TOT WALKStot-walk

Date: Saturday, October 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 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 JenWimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.


CREEPY CRITTERS NIGHT HIKEfull-moon

Date: Friday, October 30th   Inclement weather date:  Sunday, November 1st
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:  Individual: Members: $8   Non-members: $10
Family of Four: Members: $24   Non-members: $30
Limit:  16       All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th

Just in time for Halloween!  Wear your costumes and learn about some creepy favorites like owls, spiders, bats and snakes.  Experiment with your senses and see if they are as good as these nocturnal critters, then head out on the nature trails to listen for some creatures of the night.  The evening will finish with some hot apple cider and cookies while strolling among our creature of the night jack-o-lanterns.  This hike is kid friendly so be sure to bring the entire family; dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.

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


SEANET (Seabird Ecological Assessment Network ) WORKSHOPresearch-dovekie-bb

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower Bond Building)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Free
Limit: 20

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 6th

The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) utilizes citizen scientists to generate data based upon seabird mortality events. Volunteers conduct monthly surveys to collect basic environmental and “beached bird” data according to an established protocol. The data that volunteers collect helps determine how trends in seabird mortality and overall marine health impact their beaches and Buzzards Bay as a whole. More detailed background information about SEANET is provided on our website.

This workshop will include an indoor training session where interested volunteers (and current volunteers wanting a review) will learn the survey protocol, receive necessary equipment, choose a beach, and hear any news and notes concerning SEANET. Weather permitting, we’ll visit a beach to practice protocol and identify some birds, including migratory waterfowl that enter[e1]  the region in early November each year.

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.


STORYTIMEstorytime-3-2015

Date: Saturday, November 14th
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.

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.


TURKEY TROTpreparing-for-winter-2

Date: Saturday, November 21st
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower Bond Building)
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price:  Individual:  Members: $5      Non-members: $7
Family of Four:  Members: $15    Non-members: $21
Limit:  20

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19th

Just in time for Thanksgiving!  Search for turkeys on a guided walk at the Lloyd Center.   During this two-hour program, participants will make turkey callers and get the chance to head out on the trails to search for signs of these large birds.

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.


TOT WALKStot-walk-1

Date: Saturday, November 28th
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 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.

EXPLORING OUR COAST: A LOCAL BEACH WALK SERIESbeach-1_opt

Date: Sunday, November 29th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place:  Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot). Van ride to a local beach will be provided.
Leader: Erika Fernandes, Lloyd Center Outreach Educator
Price:   Members: $7   Non-members: $9
Limit: 12   Age Limit: 14 and older

Pre-registration required by the 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25th

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 a non-alcoholic beverage.

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.


WINTER ANIMAL SIGNSoutreach-winter-animal

Date: Saturday, December 5th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower Bond Building)
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 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3rd

Though you may not see animals during winter, they are still all around us. Become a nature detective on this 90-minute family program and learn to recognize signs that animals leave behind. We will even get a chance to discover some of the adaptations that allow these animals to survive in the winter woods.

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


STORYTIMEstorytime-1

Date: Saturday, December 12th
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.

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