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CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2014 SEASON CANOE AND KAYAK SCHEDULE

 

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.

 

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: LLOYD CENTER’S FALL VISITORS

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Date: Tuesday, September 30th
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: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF POWER LINE CUTSoutreach-tree-identification

Date: Wednesday, October 1st
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Free
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30th

The Deerfield Swamp is bisected by the power line cut crossing Lucy Little Road. This cut traverses both upland and wetland habitats that support a wide array of plants and animals within a limited area. We’ll concentrate on plants, insects and birds, but identify whatever we can.

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 POND & FLORA PEARCE TRAIL AQUATICS2013-dhs-biodiversity-2

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Rt. 140 Park & Ride on Mt. Pleasant St.
Leader: Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Free
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1st

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 Mark at 508-990-0505 x 22 or email markmello@lloydcenter.org.

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: SEINING FOR SUB-TROPICALS & OTHER MARINE LIFEbiodiversity day

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 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., Thursday, October 2nd

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 Jamie at 508-990-0505 x 23or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

FAMILY FUN DAY AND BIODIVERSITY WEEK WRAP UPbiodiversity

Date: Saturday, October 4th
Time:  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Lloyd Center Staff
Price:  Members: Free     Non-members: $5
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 at 508-990-0505 x 14 or jen@lloydcenter.org.

NATURE PIRATES: X MARKS THE SPOTnature-pirate-1

Date: Saturday, October 11th
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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, October 10th

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 map-filled journey through our 82-acre property on the search for hidden treasure!

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.

STORYTIMEstorytime-5

Date: Saturday, October 11th
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.

 

TOT WALKStot-trots-3

Date: Saturday, October 18th
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.

 

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.

CREEPY CRITTERS NIGHT HIKEoutreach-creepy-critters

Date: Saturday, October 26th      Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
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 24th

Just in time for Halloween! 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, 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.