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 »

Annual clambake provides dinner for 500, funds for Lloyd Center

By Anne Eisenmenger, Dartmouth Week | Jul 10, 2016 The atmosphere was summer party: More than 500 people dining on lobster under a seaside tent before taking to the floor for two hours of dancing to a live band. The beneficiary: The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s research, education and outreach programs. The Center’s 31st […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s Clambake XXXI – Celebrating Science & Education A Success!

Dartmouth – Last Friday evening, South Coast residents and guests from all over New England joined together at the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXI, “Celebrating Science and Education!” to raise funds to meet the growing demand for the Center’s education and research programs. Supporters dined on a traditional New England boiled lobster dinner […] Read more »

Qigong Classes to be Held at the Lloyd Center

Join Stephen and Marcia Rath on Tuesday mornings in July for meditative walks on the wooded trails at the Lloyd Center. Walking meditations are an enjoyable way to enhance the experience of cultivating mindfulness while in a natural setting. Rather than thinking about your three o’clock dental appointment, you will learn how to develop awareness of the environment without […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s George G. Haydock Award Recipient ~ Sandra Hall

The 2016 George G. Haydock Award was presented to Sandra Hall at the Center’s Annual Meeting held on Thursday, April 28. The Haydock Award is the Center’s most prestigious award and is presented annually to an individual, selected by the staff and board of directors of the Lloyd Center who, in the spirit and tradition […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Annual Meeting ~ Save the Date ~ April 28th

On Thursday, April 28th, the Lloyd Center will host an expert panel discussion on its pursuit of a Welcome Center with Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) certification, the building industry’s most ambitious sustainable construction performance standards. The Welcome Center will house a bus drop-off shelter, interior and exterior meeting/teaching space, informational displays and compost-toilets. The Lloyd […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Goes On Seal Watching Expedition

By Lauren Zaknoun | Mar 24, 2016 | Dartmouth Week While Massachusetts boasts a wealth of interesting wildlife many on a Lloyd Center sponsored cruise were surprised to know that Buzzards Bay is home to seals. On Saturday, March 19, members of the Lloyd Center set off on a Cuttyhunk Cruise for a seal watch. […] Read more »

Fur and Feathers: Lloyd Center Offers Outreach Program

By Matthew Bernat | Mar 21, 2016 | Dartmouth Week The Lloyd Center for the Environment staff brought a wild scene to the children’s section of Barnes & Noble Saturday afternoon. Turtles, mice, salamanders, toads and a screech owl named Koko were displayed during an outreach event for the nonprofit. The Lloyd Center, headquartered in Dartmouth, […] Read more »

MITS 2016 Summer Professional Development Institutes

2016 Summer Professional Development Institutes: Southeast Region Hybrid Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators To the Moon and Back: Engaging Your Students in Earth and Space Science Through Inquiry Blast off into inquiry-based learning with a journey from Earth to space in this hybrid course! Engage with online content, group discussions, and handson, minds-on inquiry activities, […] Read more »

Dartmouth Barnes & Noble hosts Bookfair to Benefit the Lloyd Center on Saturday, March 19, 12pm to 4pm

Support the Lloyd Center for the Environment at Barnes & Noble in Dartmouth, MA. In an effort to raise funds for their environmental science programs held in schools in New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, and throughout Massachusetts, the Lloyd Center is working together with Barnes & Noble Booksellers by hosting a Bookfair at the Barnes […] Read more »

Owl Night Long: Birders Listen for Hoots Beneath the Stars

By Seth Thomas | Feb 08, 2016 | Dartmouth Week Beneath a dazzling starlit sky, a small group searched for owls in the woods, but, much to the birders chagrin, the birds of prey clearly didn’t give a hoot. Over the weekend, about 10 people gathered at the Lloyd Center for the Environment for the […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s 25th Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk

Dartmouth / Westport, MA – Looking for fresh air, exercise, or to learn more about the natural world around you? If so, this is the perfect trip for you! Join Research Director Mark Mello for a Lloyd Center tradition of 25 years and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. […] Read more »

United Way of Greater New Bedford’s $4,500 Summer Fund Grant Provides Life-long Memories to Students

This past summer, the United Way of Greater New Bedford awarded the Lloyd Center for the Environment a $4,500 Summer Fund Grant. This Grant made it possible for the Lloyd Center to offer financial assistance to students that otherwise, would not have been able to participate in the Center’s summer programs. “It seems that each […] Read more »

Terrapin Hatch Wraps Up Beach Nesting Season

Late on the balmy afternoon of October 6th, and a month after the last Piping Plovers had departed south on the fall migration, I visited Demarest Lloyd State Park to retrieve the last beach fencing which was left to protect a Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) nest from the summer.  The other task was to remove, […] Read more »