Calendar

 

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 Ashley at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or ashley@lloydcenter.org.

EARTH DAY NIGHT HIKE

DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST, HIKE IS RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 6TH

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Lloyd Center Staff
Price: Individual: Members: $6   Non-members: $8
Family of four: Members: $18   Non-members: $24
Limit: 15 All ages welcome

Pre-registration required by Noon, Thursday, May 4th

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 Ashley at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or ashley@lloydcenter.org.

NATURE DISCOVERIES

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Lloyd Center Staff
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 Ashley at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or ashley@lloydcenter.org.

LLOYD CENTER ANNUAL MEETING

Date: Thursday, April 27th 
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School, 1121 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745

Welcoming reception from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by Annual Meeting and presentation of the George G. Haydock Award.  “Energy Efficiency” presentation at 7:00 p.m. 

The Lloyd Center will be sharing exciting news regarding its new partnership with the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School.  Be sure to attend as Lloyd Center leadership will provide an overview of this new and exciting relationship. You will not want to miss this important meeting highlighting the next step in the transformational effort that will enhance the Center’s ability to operate and serve our region.

Presentation: Lloyd Center Building Committee member Jeremy Dagold, of CLEAResults, will discuss the new energy codes being adapted in Massachusetts and the industry efforts to make buildings energy efficient and sustainable.  Dagold is a key part of the Lloyd Center team and the effort to prepare for a Deep Energy Retrofit of the Main Building and to construct the Welcome Center to the efficiency standards of the Passive House Institute – the most stringent in the industry. Attendees will learn about the “nuts and bolts” of energy efficiency and simple home improvements that result in energy savings. Come and participate in this informative and fun discussion about energy, efficiency and building more sustainable buildings.
 
George G. Haydock Award: Lloyd Center Executive Director Rachel Stronach and Board Chair Myrna Hall will present the George G. Haydock Award to James Sears, Ph.D. This is the Center’s most prestigious award and is presented annually to an individual, selected by the staff and board of directors of the Lloyd Center who, in the spirit and tradition exemplified by long-time Lloyd Center supporter and nature enthusiast, Dr. George G. Haydock, is deemed to have personally made a most outstanding contribution to protecting the fragile nature of our coastal environment. 

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 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: Members: $60  Non-members: $75    Children under 12: half 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: Lloyd Center Staff
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 Ashley at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or ashley@lloydcenter.org