The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVI – “36 years of Celebrating Science and Education!” will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021. Given the continuing health crisis, we will be offering both our well-received Meals to Go and the Silent Auction in online format once again. Details to follow! If you would like…

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by Kate Robinson, Dartmouth Week Anyone walking around overgrown fields at dusk this time of year may encounter a springtime marvel: the striking courtship flight display of the American woodcock. Woodcocks are small wading game birds that live in the eastern U.S. They may have the largest field of vision of any bird — 360…

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Spend your vacation week discovering all the amazing things happening in spring! Children ages six to ten will engage in an exciting week of hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts and trail walks. April Vacation Week Adventures will be lead by Lloyd Center educators who will take children through the Center’s ponds, woods, and fields, to…

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by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As mentioned in recent waterfowl survey summaries, the last few winters have conjured images of global warming and climate change. Balmy temperatures and a green-brown, snow-less landscape have curtailed recreational activities, particularly for those that embrace traditional winter season and its snow cover. This season, winter finally returned…

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Show Us Your “Local Loves”! The Lloyd Center encourages its members and patrons to support local restaurants and shops by donating gift certificates or products this February from their favorite local places to eat and shop. If you would like to support the Center as well as your “local favorite”, please mail your donation to…

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During the pandemic the Lloyd Center has been looking for more ways to provide the community with safe nature experiences. We recently learned about the StoryWalk® Project. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. This…

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Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on…

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by Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist The Lloyd Center for the Environment has been engaging students in the fascinating processes of weathering and erosion since 2017! The Erosion Program was originally developed in collaboration with teachers at Quinn Elementary School in Dartmouth, MA, in an effort to deliver hands-on activities to students that reinforce the…

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A big THANK YOU to Lloyd Center volunteer Jay Carvalho of Case Consulting!! The Lloyd Center staff is ecstatic and grateful for all the work that Jay performed at the Center last weekend. During external renovations to the Lloyd Center’s main building, the grounds and butterfly garden took a bit of a beating, leaving lots…

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by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Lloyd Center staff and volunteers returned to coastal ponds and estuaries on Sunday, December 13th, for the first count of the 34th Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey of sites extending from Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island, to Padanaram in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The count was postponed a week…

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POP UP HOLIDAY OYSTER SALE! at the Lloyd Center for the Environment The POP UP Holiday Oyster Sale has ended The Lloyd Center for the Environment is offering Fresh Cuttyhunk Oysters from Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms! A wonderful holiday tradition to benefit the Lloyd Center’s education programs. Supporters can order fresh oysters by the dozen, as…

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Ossie the Osprey is the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s official mascot, affectionately known and loved by the Center’s Summer Program students. Now you can get your very own t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, or hoodie (available in three colors). These cozy tops also make wonderful gifts! Help lift the Lloyd Center’s budget with your purchase…

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by Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist On Monday, October 5th, the Lloyd Center hosted its first After School Program, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As both a mother of a child in a hybrid school setting and an educator at the Lloyd Center, I feel that this After School Program fills a niche that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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