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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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Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School Students Returning to Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Living Building Challenge Welcome Center Project

With the summer coming to an end also comes time for students to return back to the classroom. For a select group of students at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical (GNBVT) High School, September also means returning to work on the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Living Building Challenge™ (LBC™) Welcome Center project. The students…

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Color Splash Run! Quinn Color Run and Community Fun Fest

This color splash run is an un-timed fun run featuring a designated course around the Dartmouth Elementary and Middle school. Throughout the course participants will experience color splash zones where they will be doused in color, and finish with a color toss celebration! The Quinn Color Run and Community Fun Fest will include music, food,…

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Summer Programs at the Lloyd Center a Success!

This past week we wrapped up both our Young Naturalist Programs for children ages five to seven, and our Coastal Studies Programs for older students, ranging from grades three to eight. Youngsters from all over came to the Lloyd Center to learn, explore, and enjoy the outdoors. Young Naturalists participated in multiple weeks, learning about…

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Happening at the Lloyd Center This Summer!

by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist Geared towards children ages five to seven, the Young Naturalist Programs have been already running for a whole month! With different themes each day, participants have enjoyed hikes to the salt marsh, creative crafts and slimy science experiments! For the first time, these programs are now being offered Monday…

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Clams, Lobsters, Music: Lloyd Center Supporters Gather to Raise Funds

By Chloe Shelford, Dartmouth Week | Jul 13, 2018 In a tent lit up in red and blue, the excitement in the air was palpable as hundreds gathered for a beloved tradition: the Lloyd Center’s annual Clambake. The Lloyd Center’s “Clambake XXXIII: Celebrating Science and Education!” fundraising dinner was held on July 13 by the…

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Lloyd Center Walks Highlight Spring Biodiversity

From the Lloyd Center property to the tip of the Cape and on to Stellwagon Bank, Lloyd Center walks and trips provided a snapshot of the region’s various biodiversity with a focus on spring migrant birds, and another spectacle, the whales that feed off Cape Cod. Starting with the three spring bird walks on the…

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Lloyd Center for the Environment to Hold Annual Meeting on April 26th

Contact: JoAnn Bernier Cornell, jcornell@lloydcenter.org On Thursday, April 26th, the Lloyd Center for the Environment will host their Annual Meeting at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School (GNB Voc-Tech). Members of the public are invited to a welcoming reception from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and stay for the Annual Meeting and presentation…

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Seals and Secretive Birds Highlight Lloyd Center March Outings

March offers a variety of wildlife attractions that include close-up looks at wintering species that haven’t yet left the region, along with other species beginning to stir as spring arrives and weather gradually warms. Both day and night, Lloyd Center outings sought to capture the various scenes, and the lively landscape did not disappoint. On…

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Feathery Focus

by Katherine Houseman – Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist What makes a bird, a bird? Most people know what birds look like: feathers, wings, and beaks. But did you know birds have hollow bones and tiny air sacs all over their body?! The Feathery Focus Program uses birds as a vehicle to demonstrate the value of science…

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Lloyd Center Butterfly Garden & Property Beautification Volunteer Day

Please come help us clean up our butterfly garden and surrounding property on Saturday, April 7 from 9:30am – 11:30am! Tasks include raking, picking up and moving branches to prepare for burning. Feel free to bring your own gloves, loppers, leaf rakes and snips. There will be tools available for those without any. This is…

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Coastal Exploration Program

Squelching stinky mud, ocean spray, the sounds of laughter carrying on the wind… nothing is as great as getting to spend a school day on the beach under the warm sun! The Lloyd Center’s Coastal Exploration Program, or CEP, consists of three parts: two-in class lessons and a field trip to a local barrier beach…

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Mark Your Calendars for Clambake XXXIII “Celebrating Science & Education!

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 XXXIII “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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Become a Lloyd Center Member ~ or ~ Renew your Membership!

In 2017, Lloyd Center members helped provide: • Experiential environmental education to over 13,000 students; • Outreach programs ranging from owl prowls to canoe trips for over 2,500 individuals; • Monitoring of threatened and endangered species throughout the state. Member support helps provide the opportunity to experience nature, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about…

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Lloyd Center Braves Arctic Chill on New Year’s Day Walk

A small group of three die-hard nature enthusiasts attended the 27th annual Lloyd Center New Year’s Day walk at Gooseberry Neck Island, on a day when arctic temperatures forced cancellation of many other events around the region. The low turnout was expected, given that this was the second coldest walk on record for the event.…

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Lloyd Center Completes “Supermoon” Waterfowl Survey

The Lloyd Center winter waterfowl survey entered its 31st season, and the first count held on Sunday December 3rd, took place during the Full Frost Moon, which was the only “Supermoon” of 2017.   A Supermoon occurs when the “Lunar Perigee”, or the moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit, and the Full moon,…

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Lloyd Center Program Provides Hands-on Learning With Animals

by Douglas McCulloch | Dartmouth Week As Sofia Demelo took her hand out of a fishtank at the Lloyd Center, she pulled out what soon became her new friend – a young crab. She soon learned that it’s called a spider crab, and are usually quite hard to see underwater because they cover themselves in…

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The ART DRIVE Donates $2,500 to the Lloyd Center for the Environment

The ART DRIVE, an open artist studio tour through the coastal villages of Dartmouth and Westport, generously donated $2,500 to the Lloyd Center for the Environment as a result of recent fundraising efforts during their 2017 drive on August 12th and 13th. For the past ten years, artists from the ART DRIVE have opened their…

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Raptor Fan Michael Panarelli Builds Birdhouse for Koko

Michael J. Panarelli, 71, of Dighton, MA has been a longtime fan of raptors and other birds. So much so, in fact, that in his retirement he has built specialty roosting and nesting bird houses for local birds. Mike has worked closely with local Audubon organizations to make sure that his bird houses aren’t simply…

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Lloyd Center Annual Appeal 2017

We are writing today to ask for your support of the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2017 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $125,000, 10% more than last year, to support the critical research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. The Annual Fund is a key piece of our…

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Bristol County Savings Bank Grants $2,500 to Lloyd Center for the Environment

The Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Lloyd Center for the Environment. This is the second grant that the Lloyd Center has received from BCSB in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Program (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum framework…

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