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 »

Why Support the Lloyd Center’s Annual Appeal?

Annually, the Lloyd Center provides: Up to 24,000 contact hours through in-school and field study programs for up to 15,000 students from 50 different school systems. Professional development for up to 100 teachers through a variety of workshops and programs. Free access to our 82-acre property for approximately 25,000 visitors from almost 40 states and […] Read more »

Biodiversity Week at Lloyd Center to Raise Environmental Awareness

By Lauren Zaknoun | Sep 23, 2015 | Dartmouth Week | Photos by Lauren Zaknoun As fall rolls into Dartmouth, the Lloyd Center for the Environment wants its visitors to remember the importance of the delicate ecosystems behind the crisp air and warm colors. The Biodiversity Initiative has been an annual fixture at the Lloyd […] Read more »

10th running of the Slocum Challenge Regatta brings summer to a close

On Saturday, September 19, the Lloyd Center’s Slocum Challenge Regatta brought over a hundred competitors to the beautiful Slocum River Estuary. The race, a two-mile loop course held on the Slocum River in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, is held annually to benefit the Center’s estuary education programs that promote stewardship of the river. For race results, go […] Read more »

A Regatta For Every Kind Of Paddler

By Morgan Banville | Sep 19, 2015  Dartmouth Week The serene sounds of nature that typically surround the Lloyd Center for the Environment were replaced with hoots and hollers as racers paddled their way to victory – no matter what kind of seafaring vessel they were in – during the 10th annual Slocum Challenge Regatta. […] Read more »

Fourth Annual Southcoast Biodiversity Week and Family Fun Day

Join the Lloyd Center for a week of free walks and events at the Center’s Fourth Annual Southcoast Biodiversity Week and Family Fun Day taking place Monday – Saturday, September 21 – 26. In addition to walk and event participants, selected school groups and clubs will also collect data through the school week (Monday – […] Read more »

10th Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta – Time to Sign Up!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 on the 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 […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Goes Glam For Science

It’s not often that people have the opportunity to dine and dance for science, but the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 30th annual Clambake fundraiser gave attendees the chance to do just that and, with a roaring ’20s theme, they got to do it in style. On July 10, more than 500 gathered beneath a […] Read more »

the ART DRIVE — August 8th & 9th

Eighth Annual Artists’ Open Studio tour along Massachusetts’ scenic South Coast to feature “Bodacious Bonitos,” demonstrations, and guest artists the ART DRIVE – On August 8 and 9, the ART Drive returns to the South Coast, where 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists have teamed up for their 8th Open Studio weekend. Some of the area’s premier painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers, […] Read more »