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 »

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 »

Founder’s Vision Breaks New Ground

by Stephen Demarest Rath The founder of the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Karen Gallup Lloyd, liked to discuss the deepest subjects over a cup of coffee with cream, a blend she insisted be the “color of the Potomac.” She was fascinated with the idea of balance and was drawn to a number of interests […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Receives $8,400 Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. has received a grant of $8,400 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. This grant was awarded through the MCC’s Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant Program for cultural public programing. State grants are awarded through a competitive process, thereby signifying that the Lloyd Center provides a high […] Read more »

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

The Lloyd Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Toward 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 »

Educator Spotlight: Liz Moniz, Modeling Science Concepts at the Lloyd Center for the Environment

Friday, November 11, 2016 For Immediate Release (view on MITS website) On-site at the Museum Institute for Teaching Science’s Southeast Region Summer Professional Development Institute, science concept models sit out on tables waiting for an audience of educators to use them. These models seem to be made from simple household items and represent an array […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Volunteer Spotlight!

A note of thanks to all the volunteers who help the Lloyd Center! Much of our success at the Center can be attributed to our volunteers who so cheerfully and generously give their time and energy. At this time, we would like to shine a light on a few of our wonderful volunteers: Two of […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s Annual Appeal

We are writing today to ask for your support in the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2016 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $110,000 to support the research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget. For the Center to […] Read more »