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Lloyd Center for the Environment Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Lloyd Center for the Environment hosted their Annual Meeting at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School (GNBRVTH) where four new members were welcomed to the Board of Directors. In addition, the following board members were unanimously voted in as officers: Kinnaird Howland, Chair; Suzanne W. Prescott, Co-Vice Chair;…

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Lloyd Center Celebrates its Past, Present, and Future

by Douglas McCulloch, Dartmouth Week This past year was a busy one at the Lloyd Center with building projects, fundraising, and an ever-growing list of events and educational programs. And there’s even more to look forward to in 2020. That was the message from Lloyd Center officials at the center’s 2019 annual meeting, held on…

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Lloyd Center Crosses Forest and Sea on April Outings

In our region, April is a time of transition. Weather is unpredictable, birds are in migration, amphibians are slowly awakening, buds on trees are few, and the salt marshes are a dull brown. One has to work to find life on a somewhat barren coastal landscape. From a dusk hike at the Lloyd Center, to…

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Mark Your Calendars for Lloyd Center’s Clambake XXXIV!

It’s time to mark your calendar and secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXIV “Celebrating Science and Education!” Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season – an event…

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Lloyd Center Cuttyhunk Seal Cruises – An Adventure in Your Own Backyard!

by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist Join us for our last Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise of the season on April 13th! Each year around March and April, the Lloyd Center hosts seal cruises to Cuttyhunk Island in Buzzards Bay in cooperation with Cuttyhunk Ferry Company. Harbor seals and gray seals are the two most common species…

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Lloyd Center Prowls at Dusk During Early Spring

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On two separate March evenings, participants on Lloyd Center outings experienced firsthand the rigors of searching for night birds, and how beautiful the early spring landscape can be. The Spring Owl Prowl occurred during a unique confluence of celestial events. A full moon coincided with the vernal equinox…

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Lloyd Center Finds Life on Snow-less Landscape for February Winter Walks

In the early morning hours of February 3, while many were getting sleep in preparation for the Patriots Super Bowl matchup, a handful of folks were out on the prowl, in search of night owls that might be present, and are most active at this insane 3:30am hour. Between this time and sunrise, human activity…

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Waterfowl Numbers Decline for January Count, but Canada Geese Numbers Surge

The completion of the “late meteorological winter” portion of the Lloyd Center Winter Waterfowl Count on January 27, 2019, marks the completion of the 32nd annual survey of waterfowl in our region’s estuaries and coastal ponds from Dartmouth, Massachusetts to Tiverton, Rhode Island, designed to detect trends in migratory waterfowl abundance and habitat use at…

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Lloyd Center hosting Mid-Winter Owl Prowl

Are you fascinated by owls? Do you enjoy a good old-fashioned New England winter morning, especially before sunrise? If so, you can join Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart on a Mid-Winter Owl Prowl on Feb. 3, scheduled during hours of peak owl activity. “Owls are mysterious and fascinating creatures that become more vocal as…

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Thank You 2018 Annual Fund Supporters!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment thanks all those that contributed to the Center’s 2018 Annual Fund! The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget. For the Center to continue to provide the full complement of programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we rely on your assistance and generosity. Through your tax-deductible…

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The Ducks Are Back in Town: Lloyd Center Surveys Winter Waterfowl

by Chloe Shelford / Jan 12, 2019 On a chilly December Sunday, volunteers for the Lloyd Center counted 8,494 birds for the Center’s annual Winter Waterfowl Survey. “People often think in winter not a whole lot’s going on,” Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart said. “Well, if you look at the coast, there’s all kinds…

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Lloyd Center’s Turn-the-Tide Program

by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist The Lloyd Center’s Turn-the-Tide program seeks to educate fifth-grade students in Dartmouth about the water quality in Buzzards Bay. In particular, the health of the Slocum River estuary is examined, as well as factors that contribute to poor conditions in this ecosystem. This program addresses interactions between earth and…

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Birds and Ice Cover Estuaries for Lloyd Center’s December 2018 Waterfowl Survey

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate For last season’s December waterfowl survey, we expected that high tides forecast during a “Supermoon” would cause a low count. To our surprise, survey conditions were perfect and the highest December numbers in a decade resulted for that 2017 survey. In this year’s first count, for the thirty-second…

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Last Call for 2018 Annual Fund Support for the Lloyd Center!

Please consider making a gift or monthly commitment, if you haven’t already. The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget. For the Center to continue to provide the full complement of programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we rely on your assistance and generosity. It is easy to make an initial gift…

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Lloyd Center Education Internships Available: Spring & Summer 2019

Have a passion for science? Experience or interest in working with youth? The Lloyd Center for the Environment is in need of Education Outreach Interns for the 2019 spring and summer seasons! Education Outreach Interns assist educators in teaching in-school and field-based science programs. The Lloyd Center’s educational philosophy is that hands-on, experiential learning brings…

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Lloyd Center Continues Tracking Winter Birds

By Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate In December, the Lloyd Center will embark on its 32nd Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey, for the first of two surveys aimed at documenting winter waterfowl use of our coastal systems. Since completion of the 25-year summary (1988-2013), it’s been apparent that a select few highly dominant species exist.…

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High School Students Learning By Doing Through Lloyd Center Construction Project

by Chloe Shelford, Dartmouth Week Sep 26, 2018 These high school students aren’t on a field trip to the Lloyd Center — they’re constructing every part of the new welcome center from the ground up and meeting tough environmental standards along the way. Carpentry teacher Frank Goncalves explained Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High…

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Lloyd Center Visitor Center Temporarily Closing as the Last Project of Transforming A Legacy Campaign Moves Past the Planning Stage!

The third project of Lloyd Center for the Environment’s facilities improvements gets underway September 1st! The Visitor Center (Exploration Center) will temporarily close on Thursday, August 30th for the first phase of the renovations and the addition of the main building. The driveway up to the main building will also be closed to the public,…

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