Delphi the Whale Visits Our Sisters’ School

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Last week in New Bedford, Our Sisters’ School’s seventh-graders were joined by Lloyd Center Educators Jasmine Smith-Gillen and Morgan Gallagher, as well as Lloyd Center representative Delphi the Whale. Delphi is a life-size wooden replica of a Pilot Whale skeleton. From head to tail, she is 12 feet long and her massive size never fails […] Read more »

Support the Lloyd Center’s 2015 Annual Appeal


Please consider making a gift or monthly commitment, if you haven’t already.   Your support of our Annual Appeal will ensure that the Lloyd Center can continue to provide inspirational environmental education experiences for students and visitors of all ages.   It is easy to make an initial gift or rise to the next contribution level by […] Read more »

Stephen Rath Donates Proceeds from “Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging” Sales to the Lloyd Center for the Environment


In his book “Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging,” Stephen Rath, with his wife, Marcia, demonstrates the benefits of Qigong practice through the intersection of contemporary western studies with centuries old Chinese medical practices. With a deep personal investment in the wellbeing of those concerned with any aspect of dementia, Rath focuses his guide […] Read more »

CHT Foundation Supports Lloyd Center’s Watershed Information Pilot Project with $5,000 Grant


The Lloyd Center is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from the CHT Foundation in support of the Center’s Watershed Information Pilot Project (WIPP). The grant will help to support the first year of WIPP, which aims to introduce two interactive, web-based learning tools into curricula associated with the now firmly […] 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 »

Lloyd Center Awarded $10,000 Climate Science Learning Project (CLSP) Grant from Towards Sustainability Foundation


The Lloyd Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Towards Sustainability Foundation in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks in science and engineering, the CSLP focuses on the projected effects of climate change on local biodiversity, introducing age-appropriate math, writing, critical thinking and life skills […] Read more »

Monarch Madness for Friends Academy Students


By Lauren Zaknoun | Oct 09, 2015 | Dartmouth Week | Photos: Lauren Zaknoun If there’s anything kids love, it’s moving the classroom outside. Throw in butterfly nets, some unsuspecting monarch butterflies, and room to run, and you’ve got kids who are ready and excited to learn. On the morning of Oct. 9, Friend’s Academy’s […] 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 »

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 »