Date: Saturday, December 15th
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $6

Pre-registration required by 3:00 pm, Thursday, December 13th

Nature Discoveries occurs on the third Saturday of each month. Join us as we investigate nature 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


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Date: Tuesday, January 1st
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Meeting place: Gooseberry Island parking lot (at the end of East Beach in Westport, MA)
Price: Free      All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Looking for fresh air, exercise or to learn more about the natural world around you? If so, this is the perfect trip for you!

Join Research Director Mark Mello for this Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mark will identify winter waterfowl and ‘washed up’ marine life. January is a wonderful time of year to walk the coast and observe the effects of wave action on the slope and shape of the beach.

This is a very informal outing, and those that simply want to walk are more than welcome. Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are also recommended.

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Mark at either 508-990-0505 x 22 or