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 »

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 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 »

Lloyd Center Membership Drive


“This is the best day of my life!” This quote is from an enthusiastic Fifth Grader from Fall River, Massachusetts who experienced the Lloyd Center’s Coastal Field Study program.  Your membership renewal will help support thousands of similarly inspiring experiences. We ask that you take a moment now to become a Lloyd Center member, at […] Read more »

BayCoast Bank Supports Lloyd Center’s Science Programs in Fall River Public Schools


The Lloyd Center has received $10,000 from BayCoast Bank in support of the Center’s Science Programs in the Fall River Public Schools. Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks in science and engineering, the Lloyd Center’s science programs focus on local biodiversity, introducing age-appropriate math, writing and critical thinking. ‘This financial support will make a significant […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment: Boston Globe Grant


Have you received your envelope for the Boston Globe Grant? If you’re a Boston Globe print or digital subscriber (or know someone who is), you can help the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. get free advertising in the Globe through their GRANT (Globe Readers and Nonprofits Together) program. Here’s what to do: Look for the envelope […] 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 »

Come check out our new Maximum Weather Station!


Thanks to donations from Clambake XXIX attendees and the generosity of our friends at Maximum Inc. in New Bedford, the Lloyd Center is proud to announce the acquisition of a Wireless Blackwatch Weather Station installed on the third floor (Osprey Room Observatory) of the Visitor Center. “We are so grateful to the generous donors and […] Read more »

Lloyd Center just dollars away from reaching Annual Appeal goal


We would like to thank everyone that has made an annual gift to support the Lloyd Center! During its over 30 years as an outstanding community resource, the Lloyd Center’s programs and geographical scope of services has grown exponentially. We rely on your tax-deductible contribution to continue our important environmental work. Together we can continue to […] Read more »

CHT Foundation supports Lloyd Center’s Climate Science Learning 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 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, […] Read more »

Towards Sustainability Foundation Supports Lloyd Center with $10,000 Grant


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 »

Lloyd Center Participates in Four Corners Second Annual Re-tree Event


This holiday season, the Lloyd Center for the Environment will participate once again in the Tiverton Four Corners’ “Re-Tree Event: A Showcase of Trees Created with Recycled Materials”. Organizations that participate in this event will design and build a Christmas tree out of at least 90% recycled, reclaimed or repurposed materials. The trees will be […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s 2014 Annual Fund


We ask for your support in the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2014 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $120,000 to support the research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community and we cannot do so without your assistance and generosity. During its over 30 years as an outstanding community […] Read more »

Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards Lloyd Center $7,700 Grant


The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency, has awarded the Lloyd Center for the Environment (Dartmouth, MA) a $7,700 Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant for public cultural programming. Awarded through a competitive process, this organizational support grant signifies that the Lloyd Center for the Environment provides a high level of quality in its programs, community […] Read more »

Terrapin “Octoberfest” at Demarest Lloyd State Park


Last year at this time, we were excited about one small handful of hatchlings that emerged from one Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) nest, knowing that most of these turtles either fail to hatch, or don’t ever reach the estuary. This year, we are pleased to report that two nests were successfully protected, and dependent upon […] Read more »

9th Running of the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta a Success


Dartmouth, MA – For the first time in Dartmouth’s 350-year history, an eight-oared racing shell (in addition to two four-oared racing shells) were seen streaking across the waters of the Slocum River estuary on Saturday morning, competing in the Lloyd Center’s ninth annual Slocum Challenge Regatta.  What a great way to celebrate National Estuary Day, […] Read more »

The ART Drive raises over $5,500 for the Lloyd Center for the Environment

flippin' flounder 2014

SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA, OCTOBER 3, 2014 – This August, the ART Drive returned to the South Coast, where 36 Dartmouth and Westport Massachusetts artists teamed up for their seventh open studio weekend and raised $5,591 for the Lloyd Center for the Environment. “The maritime beauty of the South Coast is inspirational to the artists of […] Read more »

Lloyd Center captures SE Mass naturally

Lloyd Center, Beach & Bay

SOUTH DARTMOUTH — One of the best kept secrets in Southeastern Massachusetts is the Lloyd Center for the Environment, 82 acres of forest trails, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, and estuary in South Dartmouth (430 Potomska Road, off Rock O’ Dundee Road,, about 80 minutes by car from Boston. Visits to the tranquil trails and […] Read more »

Youth Conservation Corps Assists with Southcoast Biodiversity Initiative


The Trustees of Reservations generously made available a Youth Conservation Corps eight-member team from New Bedford two days per week in July and August to gather data on insect diversity in the Slocum and Westport Rivers’ watersheds this past summer. Corps team members collected insects at the Acushnet Cedar Swamp Reservation in New Bedford, Noquochoke […] Read more »

Shorebirds thrive at Horseneck Beach in 2014


As of the summer solstice, the Lloyd Center staff experienced a plover season free of destructive weather events that typically ruin fencing and overwash eggs, and the conflicts of human recreation interests that we encountered in 2013. However, a growing Least Tern Colony at Horseneck was probably the best news going, as plover predators were […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Summer Interns 2014

2014 interns

Every summer, the Lloyd Center offers internships to students pursuing careers in either environmental education, research, or administration. Our education interns assist the education staff in teaching hands-on science programs and maintaining the Center’s many live exhibits, while our research interns conduct Lepidoptera Inventories, and assist with Piping Plover protection and monitoring. Administration interns work […] 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 Art drive – August 9th & 10th


On August 9 and 10, the ART drive returns to the South Coast for its 7th annual exhibit when 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists will open their studios to the public. The ART drive places a unique emphasis on a consistent and high level of professionalism and quality and features some of the area’s most […] Read more »