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NATIONAL MOTH WEEK MOTH HUNTmoth-week

Date: Tuesday, July 22nd
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center’s Bond Building
Leader: Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Members: Free   Non-members: $5
Limit: 20      All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 21st

The Lloyd Center has been collecting moth data on its 82-acre property since 1983, amassing records of over 700 species of macrolepidoptera. We invite participants to join us for an evening of moth observations at our Visitor Center.

At 8:00 p.m. we will set out lights and bait on the property, then provide an introduction to moth identification and diversity in southern New England. By 9:00 p.m, it will be dark, and we shall make our first round to the bait trail and butterfly garden to see nectaring moth species, then settle down at the lights. We will be recording the ongoing parade of moths until 2:00 a.m. so folks are welcome to stay as long as they like.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available. For those planning on staying until the end, a blanket or air mattress for short naps might be useful. We will either photograph or collect (when photographic identification would be questionable or a species is new for the property) all species to later be submitted to the National Moth Week database.

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

For more information on National Moth Week CLICK HERE.

STORYTIME

Date: Friday, July 25th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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

On Fridays all summer at storytime, we’ll 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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

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Date: Friday, August 1st
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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

On Fridays all summer at storytime, we’ll 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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

SLOCUM RIVER KAYAK TOURoutreach-sunset-kayak-2

Date: Saturday, August 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $45 Non-members: $55
Limit: 10        Age Limit: 14 & older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Friday, August 1st 

Paddle the Slocum River, and explore the river’s scenic estuary, extraordinary views, great birding & paddling. Tour includes basic kayak equipment & instruction, paddlers of all abilities welcome. Wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online or call the Center’s event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call 508-990-0505 x 10, or email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-2

Date: Thursday, August 7th
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Members: $20 Non-members: $25
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, August 6th 

Ladies’ night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. Transportation to launching site & all equipment provided. Bring clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet as well as a non-alcoholic beverage.

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 at 508-990-0505 x 15, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.

SUNSET KAYAK TOURoutreach-sunset-kayak

Date: Thursday, August 7th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $38 Non-members: $45
Limit: 10     Age Limit: 14 & older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, August 6th 

Paddle the Slocum River and explore the ecosystem. Tour includes basic kayak equipment & instruction, paddlers of all abilities welcome. Wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online or call the Center’s event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call 508-990-0505 x 10, or email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

STORYTIME

Date: Friday, August 8th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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

On Fridays all summer at storytime, we’ll 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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

BIRDING AT SOUTH BEACH IN CHATHAMoutreach-monomoy

Date: Saturday, August 9th         Inclement weather date: Sunday, August 10th
Time: 7:00 a.m. (van departs) – 5:00 p.m. (approximate return)
Meeting place: TBD
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $36  Non-members: $48
Limit: 12 (van comfortable capacity) 15 maximum, (additional patrons must meet at ferry launch site)

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, August 8th

South Beach, a long “sand spit” adjacent to Monomoy Island National Wildlife Refuge, is a vast expanse of beach that undergoes constant shifts due to periodic storms and constant currents from the Atlantic Ocean and Chatham Harbor. From late summer into fall, migratory shorebirds congregate in the thousands at the beach and nearby Monomoy Islands to feed before the long trip south. Witness this annual spectacle, while learning more about shorebird taxonomy, biology and ecology. Commonly seen shorebirds include: willets, plovers, terns, oystercatchers, red knots, dowitchers, small sandpipers, and godwits. Please bring a lunch, suitable clothing for walking in wet intertidal areas, windbreaker, sunscreen, bug spray, water, binoculars, a field guide and a non-alcoholic drink.

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.

Special notes/instructions: The ferry will drop us off at the southern reaches of the beach, and we’ll follow the tide birding our way back to the pickup site, before returning to the mainland. Participants should be capable of a full day of walking on sand under hot sun, including wet intertidal areas. Also be prepared to walk knee deep in water to enter/exit the ferry.

STORYTIME

Date: Friday, August 15th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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

On Fridays all summer at storytime, we’ll 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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

NATURE PIRATES: IN SEARCH OF TREASUREnature-pirate-1

Date: Saturday, August 16th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
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, August 15th

Put on your pirate gear and join us for a fun-filled day following clues around the Lloyd Center for buried treasure! Throughout this 2-hour program learn a little more about pirates and the natural treasures around the Lloyd Center property before finding your way to your own treasure to take home with you.

Pre-register online, or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jen at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDINGSTAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING_opt

Date: Sunday, August 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $50 Non-members: $60
Limit: 10       Age Limit: 14 & older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Friday, August 15th 

Stand-Up paddleboarding is a fun way to explore the waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core workout. Anyone can Stand-Up Paddle! Will teach people with no surfing or paddling experience at all. Must be comfortable in the water and want to try something new. Please wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online or call the Center’s event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call 508-990-0505 x 10, or email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDINGstandup-paddle-1

Date: Thursday, August 21st
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $45 Non-members: $55
Limit: 10          Previous SUP experience required.

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, August 18th 

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 required.

Pre-register online or call the Center’s event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call 508-990-0505 x 10, or email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

SEINING FOR SUBTROPICALS

Date: Saturday, August 23rd      Inclement weather date: Sunday, August 24th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate and Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Members: $32 Non-members: $40   Children under 12: 1/2 price
Limit: 10     Age Limit: 10 & older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21st

Late summer and fall is the time of year when southern visitors show up in Buzzards Bay. Beached Portuguese man-of-wars are one of the obvious signs that warm water currents may have also brought in some southern fish such as sea horses and groupers. The mouth of the Westport River is a magnet for these species. We will combine a leisurely canoe trip with seining in the eelgrass beds near the confluence of the East and West branches of the Westport River. We will rest for lunch at the wide sandbar and seine the adjacent waters.

Participants should bring a lunch, including plenty of liquids, sunscreen (no shade here!) and attire for getting wet. Old shoes are recommended for footwear to protect your feet from sharp shells or objects.

Pre-register online, or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 x 22, or email markmello@lloydcenter.org.

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EXPLORING OUR COAST: A LOCAL BEACH WALK SERIES

Date: Sunday, August 24th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center, lower parking lot (van ride to a local beach will be provided)
Leader: Erika Fernandes, Outreach Educator
Price: Members: $7 Non-members: $9
Limit: 12        Age limit: 16 & older

Pre-registration required by the 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21st

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, or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Erika at 508-990-0505 x 16, or email erika@lloydcenter.org.

SUNSET KAYAK TOURoutreach-sunset-kayak-3

Date: Thursday, September 4th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $38 Non-members: $45
Limit: 10     Age Limit: 14 & older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, September 3rd 

Paddle the Slocum River and explore the ecosystem. Tour includes basic kayak equipment & instruction, paddlers of all abilities welcome. Wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online or call the Center’s event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call at 508-990-0505 x 10, or email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-2

Date: Tuesday, September 9th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Members: $20 Non-members: $25
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Monday, September 8th 

Ladies’ night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. Transportation to launching site & all equipment provided. Bring clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet as well as a non-alcoholic beverage.

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 at 508-990-0505 x 15, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.

STORYTIMEUnder The Sea - Lloyd Center

Date: Saturday, September 13th
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

Storytime occurs on the second Saturday of every 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 at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

NATURE PIRATES: GET LOSTtot-trots

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
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, September 19th

Get Lost in the Woods! This class will introduce children and families to how a compass works. After a brief introduction, families will have a chance to create a treasure map for each other using their newly-developed orienteering skills to find their own buried treasure.

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.

SAVE THE DATE!

9th Annual Slocum Challenge Regattaregatta

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Location: Slocum River Estuary, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

The regatta is open to racing shells, open-water shells, kayaks, canoes, surf-skis, traditional rowing boats, whaleboats, pilot gigs, and stand-up paddleboards, with separate age-categories for competitors under 20, over 50, and over 65, all in Men’s, Women’s and “Mixed” (co-ed) divisions.

As always, the emphasis of the regatta will be on good fun and enjoyment of the scenic Slocum River. A light post-race lunch will be provided at the Awards Ceremony, immediately following the races at the Lloyd Center’s headquarters (430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth).

CLICK HERE for more details and entry forms.

 

TAUNTON RIVER FALL FOLIAGE CANOE TRIPtaunton-river-trip

Date: Sunday, October 19th     Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 26th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Route 140 Park & Ride off Exit 4
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate and Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Members: $32 Non-members: $40
Limit: 10         Age Limit: 12 & older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6th 

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 put-in site and all equipment will be provided.

Participants should bring a lunch, including plenty of liquids, and old shoes or low boots are recommended. Layers of clothing are also 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 or call the Center’s Event line at 508-558-2918. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 x 22, or email markmello@lloydcenter.org.