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 »

Lloyd Center’s Summer Programs – less than a month away

Summer is almost here and so is the start of the Lloyd Center’s Summer Programs – less than a month away! Coastal Studies for children and teens entering grades 3-8 ~ Young Naturalist for children ages 5 – 7 Join us for an exciting summer outdoors! Animal collection, habitat investigations, and fishing are just a few […] Read more »

Clambake XXX – Friday, July 10, 2015

In its thirtieth year and a ‘putting on the clambake (ritz)’ theme, this year’s clambake will be a celebration not to be missed! With ticket sales already in full swing, be sure 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 […] Read more »

Sally & Malcolm Johnston ~ Lloyd Center’s 2015 George G. Haydock Award Recipients

Sally and Malcolm Johnston have been involved in supporting our local environment and various land conservation institutions with time and expertise as well as financially. Malcolm is currently on the board of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT). Sally has been involved with the Lloyd Center for over 15 years; in that time she has […] Read more »

A World of Discovery

On Saturday, April 28, the Lloyd Center participated in “A World of Discovery”, an event hosted by P.A.C.E. Inc., Child Care Works as a part of their annual “Week of the Young Child”.  The halls of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School were transformed for the day into an interactive and playful world for local […] Read more »

MITS 2015 Summer Professional Development Institute

South Shore Region: Hybrid Institute for Middle and High School Educators Wind, Water and Robotics: Bringing Together Physical Science, Life Science and Engineering Design Dive into learning about the engineering design and practices as we explore the science and technology used explore the ocean environment and alternative energy resources. Discover connections between the life sciences, physical […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment kicks off $3 million upgrade campaign

It’s only 34 years old, but it’s getting a face lift. Lloyd Center for the Environment, the scenic 82-acre wonderland off Potomska Road, is in line for a new welcome center, waterfront teaching pavilion and other expansions to accommodate the more than 25,000 visitors it serves each year. “Our programs are growing, the demand for […] Read more »

Stronach & Moniz to teach at MITS’ last PDS of 2015

Time is running out… Sign up now for the last PDS of the year on April 7th! Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for their last Professional Development Seminar of 2015 on Tuesday, April 7th! PDS sessions are designed for staff, volunteers and other museum professionals from science, history, art and other cultural institutions and […] Read more »

Learn About Exciting New Plans for the Lloyd Center at our Annual Meeting on April 30

On Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Lloyd Center for the Environment will be sharing exciting news regarding its Transforming A Legacy Capital Campaign at the Center’s Annual Meeting. Be sure to attend, as Lloyd Center leadership provides an overview of campaign objectives, announces campaign leadership, outlines next steps and shares all that has been accomplished […] Read more »

Dartmouth Barnes & Noble Hosts Bookfair to Benefit Lloyd Center for the Environment – Saturday, March 21

Dartmouth, MA – Saturday, March 21 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 […] Read more »

9th Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, September 27, 2014 Location: Slocum River Estuary, Dartmouth, Massachusetts The Slocum Challenge 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) […] Read more »

The Lloyd Center Has Been Selected for NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE’S “NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAUSE” Program For The Month of July

Enjoy a delicious meal and raise funds for the Lloyd Center for the Environment! The Lloyd Center has been selected for NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE’S “NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAUSE” program for the month of July. How it works: Every Tuesday throughout July, (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th) Not Your Average Joe’s will donate 15% […] Read more »

The Lloyd Center is back for AHA! Night!

Join the Lloyd Center on Thursday, February 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the New Bedford Public Library to make a craft made for the birds! We will be making heart-shaped, homemade birdfeeders, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This craft is fun, easy, and great for families! AHA! (Art – History – […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Completes Winter Portion of 25th Annual Waterfowl Count

On Sunday, January 26, waterfowl volunteers and Lloyd Center staff ventured out to complete the winter phase of the annual inventory of migratory waterfowl that utilize estuaries and ponds in southeastern New England. As stated in the December update, the January/February phase generally occurs in colder conditions when the amount of ice dictates bird numbers […] Read more »

Elusive “Brown Birds” in Winter

Beyond the backyard bird feeder in winter, there may lurk a species or two that is tough to find even against a backdrop of fresh snowfall in the woods of Southeast New England. Two such species have been spotted by Lloyd Center staff this past week on the nature preserve: the Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) and the Brown Creeper […] Read more »

Art Drive to Preview eBay Auction Cod in Two Events

The Art Drive

This year, two events will preview the 37 “Classic Cod” artworks created by local artists prior to the Art Drive’s annual eBay auction, which will start at 7 PM on Saturday, August 3 and end the evening of Monday, August 12 This is the fourth year that Art Drive artists have created outrageously original fish […] Read more »