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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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