Raptor Fan Michael Panarelli Builds Birdhouse for Koko

Michael J. Panarelli, 71, of Dighton, MA has been a longtime fan of raptors and other birds. So much so, in fact, that in his retirement he has built specialty roosting and nesting bird houses for local birds. Mike has worked closely with local Audubon organizations to make sure that his bird houses aren’t simply […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Annual Appeal 2017

We are writing today to ask for your support of the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2017 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $125,000, 10% more than last year, to support the critical research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our […] Read more »

On The Wings of Butterflies

by Stephen Demarest Rath From poets to scientists, the butterfly has long captured the human imagination as a creature, delicate and ephemeral, and at the same time, the most enduring symbol of transformation. At the Lloyd Center for the Environment (LCE), Mark Mello is a Lepidopterist, a person who collects and studies moths and butterflies. […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment Receives $20,000 Grant from Massachusetts Environmental Trust for Climate Science Learning Project

The Lloyd Center for the Environment received a financial boost with a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (the Trust, MET). This funding will enable the Lloyd Center to expand and enhance their Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP), the Center’s interactive elementary school science teaching model. “We are so grateful to MET for this […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Looks To Green Construction For Its Planned Expansion

As appeared in The Standard-Times | SouthCoastToday.com Sunday, September 10, 2017 By Daniel Schemer Contributing Writer South Dartmouth – The Lloyd Center has a problem. It’s too popular for its size. The Center serves as many as 15,000 students annually from all over southern New England and beyond. Its offerings include traveling programs, research efforts […] Read more »

Another Successful Season for Lloyd Center Education Department

Science came alive once again at the Lloyd Center this summer. Students from 5 years old through 8th grade participated in interactive and engaging activities as they learned about local habitats, wildlife, and weather during our Summer Programs. The various programs helped to foster students’ sense of wonder and instill understanding and appreciation of our […] Read more »

Plovers Take Hit at Demarest Lloyd; Finish Strong at Horseneck and West Island (Shorebird Season Wrap-up)

On Wednesday August 16, the waters of Horseneck Beach were closed due to an offshore hurricane creating choppy seas. With all shorebirds having fledged and departed fencing had been removed and any birds migrating through were forced to high ground along the foredune. The open beach, recently filled with large sections of shorebird habitat, was […] Read more »

Lloyd Center, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, and the Circle of Life

By Stephen Demarest Rath “The Child is father of the Man” (William Wordsworth) During my interview with Kathryn Duff—lead architect at studio2sustain inc, and designer of the new Welcome Center, Teaching Pavilion, and improvements to the Foundation House at the Lloyd Center—she hit upon a principle that was very dear to the founder, Karen Gallup […] Read more »

Bristol County Savings Bank Grants $2,500 to Lloyd Center for the Environment

The Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Lloyd Center for the Environment. This is the second grant that the Lloyd Center has received from BCSB in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Program (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum framework […] Read more »

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 Aims for Lean, Green, Energy-producing Machine for New Welcome Center

By Douglas McCulloch | Apr 27, 2017 The Lloyd Center is constructing the 13th building in the world to generate more energy than it uses with the help of South Coast students. The new welcome center would follow the strictest building codes in existence — meaning not even trace amounts of specifically banned chemicals can […] 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 »