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ANNUAL LLOYD CENTER WOODCOCK WALK

Date: Wednesday, March 29th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area, Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $8  Non-members: $10
Limit: 20       
 
Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, March 29th
 
The fabled American woodcock (Scolopax minor) courtship flights are a true sign of spring that occur across open landscapes often before the last snows have melted. Experience this spectacle at Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area in Dartmouth, a known woodcock staging area and location where the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife manages the species.
Spend the first hour exploring the site for other bird activity that may occur at dusk, before settling in to hear and see woodcocks performing their aerial displays. An overview of the American woodcock, including a packet of background materials, will be provided.  After woodcock activity has subsided, we’ll take a look for owls which may also be active.
 
Participants should bring a camera, binoculars, flashlight, chair, and dress warmly! 
 
Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.
 

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 8th & 9th
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
Cost: $175 (does not include lodging)
Location: Lloyd Center for the Environment

Call Osprey Sea Kayak at 508-636-0300 to register.  Click here for more information.

Join team Osprey and Todd Wright for their SOLO Wilderness First Aid Workshop!

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Overview
Occasionally, injuries happen in the context of adventure sports, and as both enthusiasts and professionals we need to be prepared to treat, manage, and avoid injury in remote settings. SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is an introductory course designed to develop both decision making and management skills that address common backcountry injuries. The WFA course focuses on ‘hands on’ learning, where students are engaged in managing authentic scenarios; scenario based learning is supported by brief classroom discussions and reinforced with intensive practical work.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, students, and outdoor groups. It also meets American Canoe Association, British Canoeing and International Mountain Bicycling Associations first aid requirements.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

Packing for WFA
We encourage participants to dress comfortably and come prepared to work/play outside in any weather. In addition, we ask that participants come prepared as if they were leading a long day trip, group in either a mountain or marine environment.

Recommended Items:
• Windproof/waterproof jacket and pants
• Insulating layers
• Season appropriate closed toed shoes
• Spare clothing/layers for splinting
• Food and water for the day
• Writing instrument
• Day pack or duffle/Bill Bag (paddlers)
• Sport specific and/or leadership equipment i.e. Life Jacket, Sleeping Pads, Hydration Packs etc. 

 

NATURE DISCOVERIES

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $6
Limit: 20         All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Nature Discoveries occurs on the third Saturday of each month. Join us as we investigate nature topics by reading nature-themed books and exploring the Lloyd Center. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities and crafts bring nature themes to life for our Nature Discovery guests. This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well).

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org.

APRIL VACATION WEEK ADVENTURES

Dates: Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leaders: Lloyd Center Education Staff
Price: Each Day: Members: $50   Non-members: $60
Full Week: Members: $180 Non-members: $215
Limit: 12 children      Ages 5-10

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12th

Spend your vacation week discovering all the amazing things happening in spring! Children ages 5-10 will engage in an exciting week of hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts and trail walks. Our adventures will lead us through the Lloyd Center’s ponds, woods and fields to discover what animals and plants are reappearing as the weather warms and seasons change. Each day of the week will have exciting new activities to explore the world around us. You may sign up for one day during vacation or the entire four-day week at a discount. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org.

EARTH DAY NIGHT HIKE

Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Individual: Members: $6   Non-members: $8
Family of four: Members: $18   Non-members: $24
Limit: 15 All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 20th

This Earth Day, visit the Lloyd Center for a fun-filled night hike. Learn about the animals that come out at night, the sounds that they make and explore the woods to find where these nocturnal creatures are hiding. For a fun Earth Day twist, we will also learn about ways that we can make our own backyards more interesting for wildlife visitors. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring your imagination to this action-packed night!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org.

LLOYD CENTER SPRING BIRD WALK I – MIGRANTS ON THE MOVE

Date: Saturday, April 29th
Inclement weather date: Sunday, April 30th
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center lower parking lot
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $3   Non-members: $5   Children under 12: $2
Limit: 10      Age limit: 10 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 28th

Rise early to enjoy the Lloyd Center property and its bird life, with migrant songbirds and shorebirds passing through the region. Forest birds, shorebirds and raptors such as osprey (Pandion haliaetus) all inhabit the property and are potential sightings. We will take advantage of the variety of habitats that the Lloyd Center property offers including forest edges, kettle ponds, vernal pools, salt marsh, and estuary. Participants should bring binoculars and a bird guide if they have them.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jamie at 508-990-0505 x 23, or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

LLOYD CENTER ANNUAL MEETING

Date: Thursday, April 27th 

LLOYD CENTER SPRING BIRD WALK II – ARRIVAL OF THE NESTERS

click to enlarge

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Inclement weather date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center lower parking lot
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $3 Non-members: $5 Children under 12: $2
Limit: 10      Age limit: 10 and older
 
Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 5th
 
During this walk, the surge in bird activity continues as a more even mix of species exists including both migrants passing through and nesters establishing territories. Forest birds, shorebirds and raptors such as osprey (Pandion haliaetus) are all potential sightings. We will take advantage of the variety of habitats that the Lloyd Center property offers including forest edges, kettle ponds, vernal pools, salt marsh, and estuary.

Participants should bring binoculars and a bird guide if they have them.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

LLOYD CENTER SPRING BIRD WALK III – CHORUS IN THE TREES

photo by Kevin Roderigues click to enlarge

Date: Thursday, May 11th
Inclement weather date: Friday, May 12th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center lower parking lot
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $3     Non-members: $5      Children under 12: $2
Limit: 10      Age limit: 10 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11th

Take a late afternoon woodland stroll, when bird activity can also be high. By this time leaves have appeared on trees making songbirds less visible, but colorful species such as the Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) may be spotted. Breeding pairs are setting up territories and vocally making their presence known. Shorebirds and raptors such as osprey (Pandion haliaetus) are also potential sightings. We will take advantage of the variety of habitats that the Lloyd Center property offers including forest edges, kettle ponds, vernal pools, salt marsh, and estuary.

Participants should bring binoculars and a bird guide if they have them.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

OUTER CAPE BIRDING AND WHALE WATCHING TOUR

Date: Saturday, May 13th
Inclement weather date: Sunday, May 14th
Time: 7:00 a.m. (van departs) – 7:00 p.m. (approximate van return)
Meeting place: TBD
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: TBD              Children under 12: 1/2 price
Limit: 12          Age limit: 10 and up

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, May 12th

On the Outer Cape, breeding birds have arrived in force, and warmer seas are churning with seabird and whale activity. We’ll start at Beech Forest, the last remaining mature deciduous forest on the Cape, where songbirds including warblers fill the trees during spring migration. We then board the “Dolphin Fleet” vessel out of Provincetown Harbor, which takes us out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary where whales and seabirds congregate in numbers. There we’ll see and learn about these “gentle giants” of the sea.

Participants should bring a lunch, extra layers of clothing and footwear for light hiking, binoculars and/or spotting scope and camera.  Please see CLICK HERE for information about the “Dolphin Fleet” with which we’ll be partnering for this unique trip.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

NATURE DISCOVERIES

Date: Saturday, May 20th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit: 20       All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Nature Discoveries occurs on the third Saturday of each month. Join us as we investigate nature topics by reading nature-themed books and exploring the Lloyd Center. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities and crafts bring nature themes to life for our Nature Discovery guests. This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well).

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org