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TURKEY TROT


Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Amanda Palmer, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $7 Family of Four: Members: $15 Non-members: $21

Just in time for Thanksgiving! Search for turkeys on a guided walk at the Lloyd Center. During this two-hour program, participants will make turkey callers and get the chance to head out on the trails to search for signs of these fascinating birds.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Palmer at 508-990-0505 x 31, or email apalmer@lloydcenter.org.


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NATURE DISCOVERIES


Date: December 21, 2019
Time: Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $6

Join us as we investigate nature through the seasons by reading thematic 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 participants! This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well.)

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Palmer at 508-990-0505 x 31, or email apalmer@lloydcenter.org.


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Past Events

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CREEPY CRITTERS NIGHT HIKE (October 25, 2019)

Just in time for Halloween! Learn about creepy favorites like owls, spiders, bats and snakes. Experiment with your senses to see if they are as good as these nocturnal critters, then head out on the trails to listen for some creatures of the night. End the evening with a nocturnal creature craft and light refreshments. This hike is kid friendly so be sure to bring the entire family; dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Nowicki at 508-990-0505 x 19, or email amanda@lloydcenter.org.


FALL TREE WALK (October 19, 2019)

Join us for a walk on a crisp fall day! We will explore the Lloyd Center’s tails, learn what makes this forest unique, and engage in ‘get to know a tree’ activities. This program is appropriate for families with children ages five and older. Participants should bring bug spray and wear footwear for light trial walking.

Pre-register online. If you have questions regarding the program, please call Ashley at 508-990-0505 x 14 or email ashley@lloydcenter.org


NATURE DISCOVERIES (September 21, 2019)

Join us as we investigate nature through the seasons by reading thematic 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 participants! This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well.)

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Erika at 508-990-0505 x 18, or email erika@lloydcenter.org.


WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP (September 14, 2019)

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site and all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and pack a non-alcoholic beverage and snack.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 15, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.


SPECIAL COMBO SUNSET & MOON-RISE PADDLE (September 13, 2019)

There is something magical about being on the water at sunset, when the sky changes to a multitude of hues, and the full moon appears on the horizon, at fist so big it looks as if you can touch it. Our Guides will give you basic instruction of kayaking, and then we will leisurely paddle the calm, protected waters of the Slocum River. Along the way we’ll stop to “raft up” to share snacks and stories. Very relaxing!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact the Lloyd Center at 508-990-0505 x 10.


WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP (August 15, 2019)

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site and all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and pack a non-alcoholic beverage and snack.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 15, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.


MOONLIGHT STAND UP PADDLING TOUR (August 15, 2019)

As we paddle along the Slocum River towards Buzzards Bay you will get gorgeous views of the sun setting over the water followed by an amazing paddle experience under the light of the moon and stars. Our special underwater LED board lights illuminate the water below, allowing for a surreal paddling adventure like no other. This trip is limited to eight participants so sign up early! Previous SUP experience recommended.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact the Lloyd Center at 508-990-0505 x 10.


NEW MOON SHOREBIRD MIGRATION AND WHALE WATCH TRIP (August 3, 2019)

Join us on the summer version of the whale watching tour to see the gentle giants along with seabird life sure to be present out at Stellwagon Bank. As with the first trip we’ll spend the morning capturing the bird spectacle of the season, which this time of year is the shorebird migration. Beginning in mid summer shorebirds and seabirds are on the move, and during the new moon low tide extensive flats will be exposed where the birds feed.
Participants will be transported in the Lloyd Center van to birding stops before boarding the Dolphin Fleet whale watch vessel to the see the whales and seabirds of Stellwagon Bank.

Participants should bring a lunch, water, and wear footwear for walking in wet intertidal areas and on sand, and layers for possibly chilly conditions out on the vessel, binoculars and camera.

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

Photo courtesy of Angela Munsel


COLD-BLOODED CRUSADE (This Event Has Been Canceled) (August 3, 2019)

This Event Has Been Canceled ~ Our adventure will begin with a brief discussion about cold-blooded creatures and the species found in Massachusetts. We will discuss their general behaviors then take an up close and personal look at some of the Lloyd Center’s reptiles and amphibians. Our adventure will continue through the Lloyd Center’s forest to see if we can spot some slithering and hopping examples! A reptile or amphibian craft will complete this cold-blooded experience. This program is appropriate for families with children ages five and older. ~ This Event Has Been Canceled

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Nowicki at 508-990-0505 x 19, or email amanda@lloydcenter.org.


SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET STAND UP PADDLING TOUR (July 26, 2019)

Let the stress of your day dissolve away as you SUP off into the sunset. We will let the conditions of the day dictate our course as we enjoy the brilliant sunset across the water. Previous SUP experience recommended. All tours include paddleboard, paddle, & pfd.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact the Lloyd Center at 508-990-0505 x 10.


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