Lloyd Center Program Provides Hands-on Learning With Animals

by Douglas McCulloch | Dartmouth Week As Sofia Demelo took her hand out of a fishtank at the Lloyd Center, she pulled out what soon became her new friend – a young crab. She soon learned that it’s called a spider crab, and are usually quite hard to see underwater because they cover themselves in […] Read more »

Raptor Fan Michael Panarelli Builds Birdhouse for Koko

Michael J. Panarelli, 71, of Dighton, MA has been a longtime fan of raptors and other birds. So much so, in fact, that in his retirement he has built specialty roosting and nesting bird houses for local birds. Mike has worked closely with local Audubon organizations to make sure that his bird houses aren’t simply […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Annual Appeal 2017

We are writing today to ask for your support of the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2017 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $125,000, 10% more than last year, to support the critical research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our […] Read more »

Bristol County Savings Bank Grants $2,500 to Lloyd Center for the Environment

The Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Lloyd Center for the Environment. This is the second grant that the Lloyd Center has received from BCSB in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Program (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum framework […] Read more »

The Art Drive – August 12 &13

10th Annual Artists’ Open Studio Tour in Dartmouth and Westport On August 12-13, 2017 the Art Drive (http://the-art-drive.com/) will hold its 10th annual open studio tour, with 29 Dartmouth and Westport artists opening their studios to the public. Now in their tenth year, this open studio event organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists emphasizes educating […] Read more »

BankFive Gives $30K to Dartmouth Lloyd Center for Capital Campaign Upgrades

SouthCoast TODAY on June 28, 2017 BankFive has earmarked $30,000 for the facilities renovation and expansion campaign at Dartmouth’s Lloyd Center for the Environment, according to a news release. The Lloyd Center has been providing highly regarded research-based environmental education programs for students and residents of Dartmouth, Westport and beyond for more than 30 years. […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment Awarded $225,000 Cultural Facilities Fund Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council and MassDevelopment

The Lloyd Center for the Environment Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), a state initiative co-administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and MassDevelopment. The grant will finance renovations to the Lloyd Center’s main building and site improvements that will transform the Center into a regional Biodiversity Learning Center. […] Read more »

And the Countdown Has Begun! ~ Only 14 More Days ~ Clambake XXXII ~ 1970’s Theme ~ You Should Be Dancing!

It’s time to secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXII, “Celebrating Science and Education!” Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, with its glorious seaside setting. Festivities will […] Read more »

Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Awards Lloyd Center $225,000 Capital Grant

Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF)! The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. has been approved for a $225,000 Capital grant from MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council’s partner in the administration of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF). For more information on the Center’s facilities project, please click here.   Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for Clambake XXXII ~ 1970’s Theme ~ You Should Be Dancing!

It’s time to mark your calendar and secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXII, “Celebrating Science and Education!”   Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, with its […] Read more »

George G. Haydock Award Presented to Jim Sears, Ph.D., at Lloyd Center Annual Meeting

Lloyd Center Executive Director Rachel Stronach and Board Chair Myrna Hall presented the George G. Haydock Award to James “Jim” Sears, Ph.D. at the Lloyd Center’s Annual Meeting held on April 27th. This is the Center’s most prestigious award and is presented annually to an individual, selected by the staff and Board of Directors of […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment and the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School Join Forces for a Unique, Living Building Challenge

The Lloyd Center is excited to announce its partnership with the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School in the construction of the Lloyd Center’s new Welcome Center, a building project with a unique challenge. The Welcome Center is designed to pursue the most stringent of green building standards, the “Living Building Challenge™  (LBC™)” certification […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Aims for Lean, Green, Energy-producing Machine for New Welcome Center

By Douglas McCulloch | Apr 27, 2017 The Lloyd Center is constructing the 13th building in the world to generate more energy than it uses with the help of South Coast students. The new welcome center would follow the strictest building codes in existence — meaning not even trace amounts of specifically banned chemicals can […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Brings Kids Outdoors During Vacation Week

  By Douglas McCulloch | Apr 21, 2017   To keep kids busy and outdoors over April vacation, Lloyd Center staff brought nature front and center through its April Vacation Week Adventures program. From April 18-21, educators at the center introduced a group of about 12 young naturalists to the center’s property and the animals […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Seeking Clambake Donations

We are asking for your support of the Lloyd Center by donating an item to the Silent Action or Bottle Game for our 32nd Clambake, “Celebrating Science and Education!” to be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth. We anticipate that we will draw another sell-out crowd of prominent […] Read more »

MITS One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

Southeast Region One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators From Solar to Polar: Designing Sustainable Solutions Spend a week during your summer to “charge” your mind during an energy-themed course designed to help you meet the revised MA Science and Technology/Engineering Standards! Visit the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Battleship Cove, and the National Marine Life […] Read more »

Toward Sustainability Foundation Supports Lloyd Center with $10,000 Grant

The Lloyd Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Toward Sustainability Foundation in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks in science and engineering, the CSLP focuses on the projected effects of climate change on local biodiversity, introducing age-appropriate math, writing, critical thinking and life skills […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s Annual Appeal

We are writing today to ask for your support in the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2016 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $110,000 to support the research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget. For the Center to […] Read more »

United Way of Greater New Bedford’s $5000 Summer Fund Grant Makes Memories for the Young

The Lloyd Center was thrilled to receive a $5,000 Summer Fund Grant from the United Way of Greater New Bedford. The Summer Fund Grant is special in that it makes it possible for the Lloyd Center to offer financial assistance to students that otherwise, would not be able to participate in the Center’s summer programs. […] Read more »

Another Successful Season for the Lloyd Center’s Education Department

Once again, science came alive at the Lloyd Center this summer! Students of kindergarten through eighth grade ages participated in interactive and engaging activities as they learned about local habitats, wildlife, and properties of the natural world during the Center’s summer programs. The variety of programs helped to foster students’ sense of wonder and instill […] Read more »

Expanding Our Reach: Lloyd Center Summer Programs Hit the Road

Year-round residents know how special our coastal environment is with its spectacular beauty and recreational opportunities, and so do thousands of visitors who become part of our community during the summer months. Among this group of summer visitors are children who, like most children, possess a natural curiosity and inquisitiveness about the natural world around […] Read more »