The Art Drive – August 12 &13

10th Annual Artists’ Open Studio Tour in Dartmouth and Westport On August 12-13, 2017 the Art Drive (http://the-art-drive.com/) will hold its 10th annual open studio tour, with 29 Dartmouth and Westport artists opening their studios to the public. Now in their tenth year, this open studio event organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists emphasizes educating […] Read more »

BankFive Gives $30K to Dartmouth Lloyd Center for Capital Campaign Upgrades

SouthCoast TODAY on June 28, 2017 BankFive has earmarked $30,000 for the facilities renovation and expansion campaign at Dartmouth’s Lloyd Center for the Environment, according to a news release. The Lloyd Center has been providing highly regarded research-based environmental education programs for students and residents of Dartmouth, Westport and beyond for more than 30 years. […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment Awarded $225,000 Cultural Facilities Fund Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council and MassDevelopment

The Lloyd Center for the Environment Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), a state initiative co-administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and MassDevelopment. The grant will finance renovations to the Lloyd Center’s main building and site improvements that will transform the Center into a regional Biodiversity Learning Center. […] Read more »

Plovers and Terns Swarm Horseneck Beach – Shorebird Mid-season Update

It’s been known in recent years that a colony of Least Terns (Sterna antillarum) had become established in the Horseneck Beach dune system. The terns had formed a sizable colony in the rocky east refuge, had a few small nests in areas already protecting Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) on the main beach, and last season […] Read more »

And the Countdown Has Begun! ~ Only 14 More Days ~ Clambake XXXII ~ 1970’s Theme ~ You Should Be Dancing!

It’s time to secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXII, “Celebrating Science and Education!” Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, with its glorious seaside setting. Festivities will […] Read more »

Meet the Man Behind the Tucker Road “Turtle Crossing” Signs

By Angie Hilsman | Jun 19, 2017 For the past 20 years, Paul Bacdayan has driven up Tucker Road toward the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he teaches business, and back to his South Dartmouth home. Along his route, he’s noticed something disturbing. There’s a small stretch of Tucker Road where box turtles are consistently […] Read more »

Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Awards Lloyd Center $225,000 Capital Grant

Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF)! The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. has been approved for a $225,000 Capital grant from MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council’s partner in the administration of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF). For more information on the Center’s facilities project, please click here.   Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for Clambake XXXII ~ 1970’s Theme ~ You Should Be Dancing!

It’s time 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 XXXII, “Celebrating Science and Education!”   Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, with its […] Read more »

George G. Haydock Award Presented to Jim Sears, Ph.D., at Lloyd Center Annual Meeting

Lloyd Center Executive Director Rachel Stronach and Board Chair Myrna Hall presented the George G. Haydock Award to James “Jim” Sears, Ph.D. at the Lloyd Center’s Annual Meeting held on April 27th. This is the Center’s most prestigious award and is presented annually to an individual, selected by the staff and Board of Directors of […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment and the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School Join Forces for a Unique, Living Building Challenge

The Lloyd Center is excited to announce its partnership with the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School in the construction of the Lloyd Center’s new Welcome Center, a building project with a unique challenge. The Welcome Center is designed to pursue the most stringent of green building standards, the “Living Building Challenge™  (LBC™)” certification […] Read more »

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 »

Summer Programs at the Lloyd Center ~ for Your Children and Teens

Looking for some fun for your children and teens this summer? Have them spend the summer outdoors at the Lloyd Center for the Environment. Join the Lloyd Center for an exciting summer outdoors! Coastal Studies Programs for children and teens entering grades 3 through 8, and Young Naturalist Programs for children ages five through seven. […] Read more »

Become a Member ~ or ~ Renew your Membership!

In 2016, Lloyd Center members helped provide: • Experiential environmental education to over 13,000 students; • Outreach programs ranging from owl prowls to canoe trips for over 2,500 individuals; • Monitoring of threatened and endangered species throughout the state. Member support helps provide the opportunity to experience nature, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about […] Read more »

A Wonderful, Unexpected Gift from St. James – St. John School

At the end of January, students and staff from St James – St John School of New Bedford received a visit from the Lloyd Center and very special guest, Koko the screech owl! Koko is the Lloyd Center’s resident screech owl; because she is blind in one eye, she cannot be released into the wild. […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Waterfowl Survey Reaches 30-Year Milestone

The early winter portion of this season’s waterfowl survey was held on December 4, 2016, the late winter count on January 29, 2017. With the 2016-2017 waterfowl season completed, the Lloyd Center has been surveying winter waterfowl for 30 years! Temperatures were seasonable for the December survey, and 5,297 birds for the month was the […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Birdfeeder Monitoring: Six Years and Counting

Changes in bird species distribution is an expected impact from global warming, and mobile bird populations can be critical first indicators of climate change impacts. According to Massachusetts Audubon Society’s “State of the Birds 2011” report, range shifts of bird species were already occurring. Southern forest birds such as the Red-bellied Woodpecker and urban/suburban species […] Read more »

A Farewell Lookback by Jasmine Smith-Gillen

When I began at the Lloyd Center, in September of 2006, I was new to the area and just starting out in this field of work. I grew up outside of Boston and spent summer vacations on Cape Cod, yet like many Massachusetts residents, I never noticed this region of the state before. I had […] 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 »

Weather and Surf Highlight January Bird Walks

The Lloyd Center kicked off its 2017 outings season with both the traditional New Year’s Day walk at Gooseberry Island on January 1, then on the following Saturday, January 7, a newer venture, birding in the south end of New Bedford, which features Fort Tabor park and the Palmers Island area which surround New Bedford […] Read more »

To All Massachusetts Moth Enthusiasts:

A small group of Lepidopterists (listed below) got together a couple of years ago with the aim of compiling a provisional list of moths known to exist in the State of Massachusetts. This has now been completed and we kindly request anyone with experience of the moth fauna of the State to check through this […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Conducts Cuttyhunk Moth Survey

As part of an Elizabeth Islands Survey aimed at documenting species as representative of the biodiversity present on the island chain, the Lloyd Center set ultraviolet light traps on two nights at Cuttyhunk in late summer (August 26) and early fall (October 7), a timeframe coinciding with flight periods for various species. With the generosity […] Read more »