My Lloyd Center Journey

My Lloyd Center Journey by Connor Worden As a child, I spent many summers at Demarest Lloyd State Park chasing bugs and catching fish in my small butterfly net.  As I would look out over the water, I could always see the Lloyd Center, but I was still blind to exactly what it was.  It […] 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 »

Shorebird Wrap-up 2016: Vehicle-induced Hatchling Mortality Disrupts Productive Shorebird Season

Efforts at fencing, monitoring, education, enforcement, and predator management ensured that minimal nest and hatchling losses occurred, and the highest productivity (chicks fledged/pair) observed since 2001 was achieved this Piping Plover season at Division of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) beaches in Bristol County. Horseneck Beach produced 24 fledges (23 in 2015) and a productivity of […] Read more »

Allens Pond and Environmental Qigong

Allens Pond and Environmental Qigong by Stephen & Marcia Rath To the reader, it might seem counter-intuitive to draw parallels between an ancient Chinese health system, Qigong, and environmental stewardship.  But quite simply, both can be described as practices that seek to remove blockages and hazards in a dynamic system—personal and ecological respectively—that prevent the […] Read more »

Local Oak

All building projects contain thousands of details, but the number of details involved with a project striving to be environmentally responsible grows exponentially. In September 2016, the Lloyd Center plans to break ground for its new Welcome Center with the intent of becoming one of only a handful of buildings in the world to pursue […] 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 »

Least Terns Strike First, and Often, at Horseneck State Beach

As the shorebird season reaches its midpoint, the first Plover chicks have appeared at the Horseneck Beach State Reservation within the past week and nesting is well underway at the  other Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) beaches. This season, the compelling story thus far at Horseneck involves the Least Terns, which nested on the […] Read more »

The Transformation Has Begun

Overlooking the water, nestled among trees and old stone walls, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s newly constructed Teaching Pavilion is the first visible sign of the Transforming a Legacy capital campaign. Reflecting the Lloyd Center’s ongoing commitment to environmental education, this 600 square foot, open-air structure provides a dedicated gathering place for teaching and […] Read more »

Island Foundation & Bristol County Savings Bank Grant Funds to Support the Center’s Climate Science Learning Program

The Lloyd Center has received grants from the Island Foundation and the Bristol County Savings Bank in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP). Over the past four years, the Island Foundation has generously donated a total of $60,000 in support of the Lloyd Center’s Climate Science Learning Project. In addition, the Center […] 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 Membership Renewal

In 2015, Lloyd Center members helped provide experiential environmental education to over 12,000 students; outreach programs ranging from owl prowls to canoe trips for almost 3,000 individuals; and the monitoring of threatened and endangered species throughout the state. In the words of gratitude from Kate, age 9, to all of the Lloyd Center community: “It’s […] 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 »

Transforming A Legacy ~ Buildings Begin!

On April 4th, contractors, carpenters and machinery will arrive at the Lloyd Center as the first of our three facility projects gets underway.  Sixteen-on-Center, a highly respected contracting firm from Tiverton, RI with a special interest and expertise in “green building” will begin construction of the new, 600-square-foot Teaching Pavilion on the Slocum River. The […] 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 »

Great Horned Owl Sighting

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) A month after his vintage Peregrine Falcon sighting, birder Gary Reardon returns with another great sighting of a seldom seen bird, this Great Horned Owl. Owls are raptors just like hawks, but through natural selection evolved as a bird group fully equipped to occupy a nocturnal niche on our landscape. […] 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 »

Lloyd Center Winter Bird Roundup

Unlike last season, the current weather pattern and a snow-free landscape in late February prompts images of spring, and movements of forest birds are already occurring. More than 60 American Goldfinches and 15 Dark-eyed Juncos recently stopped by the Lloyd Center feeders, along with a handful of fresh plumage Red-winged Blackbirds. Kinglets were also spotted […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s Upcoming Projects Detailed, Sustainability a Focus

By Seth Thomas | Dartmouth Week | Feb 28, 2016 This year the Lloyd Center will be embarking on the construction phase of their capital campaign. The capital campaign, which launched in 2015, aims to raise $3 million, half for educational programming and the other half for improving facilities and adding buildings on the property […] Read more »