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 »

Eighth annual ART Drive brings in record funds for the Lloyd Center ~ Annual ART Drive dates for 2016 announced


Eighth annual ART Drive brings in record funds for the Lloyd Center ~ Annual ART Drive dates for 2016 announced On the weekend of August 8th and 9th, tourists and art enthusiasts meandered through 15 scenic miles for the ART Drive, where 32 Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts artists welcomed them for the eighth open studio weekend […] Read more »

Rodgers Family Foundation awards $10,000 grant to the Lloyd Center


The Rodgers Family Foundation has generously awarded the Lloyd Center for the Environment a $10,000 grant in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP)! The Foundation’s continued support over the years has been essential to the successful implementation and continuing development of experiential Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning models associated with […] 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 »

Horseneck Beach Shorebirds Thrive Again in 2015


The Lloyd Center’s 30th coastal waterbird season has drawn to a close and what a memorable season it was. Focusing on the beaches owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation for which the Lloyd Center has worked on throughout this stretch, the season featured 25 pairs distributed between Horseneck Beach (12), Demarest Lloyd State […] 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 »

Beer, brown sugar helps with moth count at Lloyd Center in Dartmouth

Moth feeding syrup from plastic spoon.

What happens when you mix beer, brown sugar, molasses and overripe bananas and paint it on the side of a tree? You might get some funny looks. But staff members and volunteer participants at Lloyd Center for the Environment hope this mixture will attract moths and help them learn more about the winged insects. The National […] Read more »

Coastal Waterbird Mid-Season Nesting Update


Osprey are soaring over estuaries and tending to platforms, Least Terns are angrily defending colonies, and broods of Piping Plovers having early success now roam the beach. Plovers, as usual, are enduring a hostile environment, where pairs must nest away from human recreation and predators while staying above the reaches of the moon tides. On […] 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 on mark for $3 million upgrade campaign

LCE Welcome Center by studio2sustain, inc. - Click to enlarge image

DARTMOUTH — Don’t be alarmed to see the new flagged off area at the Lloyd Center for the Environment. It heralds good news for fans of the 34-year-old nature center on Potomska Road — expansion. The closed area marks the footprint of a new 960-square-foot visitor center, a part of the $3 million capital campaign […] Read more »

Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards Lloyd Center for the Environment $30,000 Facilities Planning and Technical Assistance Grant

LCE Welcome Center by studio2sustain, inc. - Click to enlarge image

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is pleased to be the recipient of a $30,000 Facilities Planning and Technical Assistance Grant awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). This grant enabled the Lloyd Center to complete a preliminary capital campaign study. It allowed the Center to conduct extensive research to determine necessary improvements to support […] 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 »

Lloyd Center Plans a Transformation


The Lloyd Center has changed thousands of lives, but soon, the Center will see some changes of its own. During their annual meeting last month, members of the Lloyd Center, Dartmouth’s 82-acre nature preserve, research hub and educational facility, announced their “Transforming a Legacy” capital campaign. The Center hopes to raise $3 million to fund […] 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 »

Lloyd Center Completes 26th Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey


As of February 1st, the Lloyd Center “Waterfowl Team” completed the 2014/2015 version of the Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey. This was the 26th such inventory of waterfowl conducted by the Lloyd Center, utilizing the coastal estuaries and ponds that cover shoreline starting with Apponagansett Bay in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and extending to the Sakonnet River in […] Read more »