For thousands of South Coast students, the Lloyd Center has been their only source of in-classroom naturalist visits and on-site field trips, but like many other local organizations, our program has been hit hard by the COVID-19 closures (see chart). We’ve had to adapt to make sure that nature education doesn’t disappear from the lives…

Read More

We are excited to announce that the Lloyd Center for the Environment is adding After School Programs for children ages six through ten! Join us for outdoor fun! Held primarily outdoors, Lloyd Center Educators will take advantage of the outdoor classroom as they provide STEM activities and lessons for the students. The focus will be…

Read More

Last year, the Lloyd Center for the Environment held its annual clambake fundraiser despite downpours and rainbows. This year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Potomska Road non-profit held its clambake to go and an online silent auction — and the new format did little to dampen spirits. by Kate Robinson, Dartmouth Week Lloyd Center Executive…

Read More

The Lloyd Center’s summer programs run Mondays through Fridays. Sign your kids up for guaranteed summer fun with our hands-on learning lessons! Scholarships available! We are following strict protocols in order to ensure the safety of our students. Register now and we will see you soon for a fun-filled week of nature. Come support the…

Read More

Clambake XXXV, “35 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” We thank our volunteers, patrons, and corporate sponsors! As a result of your hard work and support, scientists, educators and naturalists of the Lloyd Center will continue to move ahead, in innovative and effective ways, to challenge our children, and inspire our citizens to make wise…

Read More

If you haven’t already, it’s time to secure your meal ticket to the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXV, “35 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, our South Coast tradition has a new format this year with delicious take-home meal options. Supporters can order either a fresh lobster roll…

Read More

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On the evening of March 9, a crowd of 23 gathered at the Lloyd Center in hopes of seeing an owl which we’d attempt to lure by use of callback tapes. This particular owl prowl was focused on Barred Owls, given that a pair had nested on the…

Read More

by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Earth Day, and the staff at Lloyd Center for the Environment are joining in the celebration with the City of New Bedford. In 1970, a group of Environmental Activists teamed together to give a voice to our planet…

Read More

The winter waterfowl survey was initially structured in 1988 to include “meteorological winter”, when the true marks of the season, snow and ice, coat the landscape. Count two of the 33rd annual winter waterfowl survey held on January 26, occurred on the heels of a recent Sunday where temperatures reached 60, and the day after…

Read More

by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center for the Environment Educator/Naturalist It’s time to take out those thermals, put on your wool socks, and lace up your boots. The snowy season is here, and it is here to stay! There has been a handful of snow events that have struck the South Coast already, and the staff…

Read More

In conjunction with the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2019 Annual Fund, the Lloyd Center has joined the #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. For the Lloyd Center to continue to provide the full…

Read More

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center for the Environment Research Associate On November 19th, during our second week of the new FeederWatch season, two Dark- eyed Juncos emerged from the forest understory and landed beneath our bird feeder station. Juncos are those unmistakable dark gray (northeast subpopulation aka “Slate colored” Junco) songbirds which are a familiar…

Read More

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…

Read More

On Friday evening, July 12th, South Coast residents and guests from all over New England joined together at the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXIV, “Celebrating Science and Education!” to raise funds to meet the growing demand for the Center’s education and research programs. Supporters dined on a traditional New England boiled lobster dinner…

Read More

by Kate Robinson, Dartmouth Week Nearly 500 people came out for the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 34th annual Clambake fundraiser on July 12, which started in the pouring rain and ended with a spectacular sunset rainbow on the beach. Guests ate clams and lobster and bid on more than 100 items at a silent…

Read More

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;…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More