Butterflies, Live Animals, and Birds, Come Alive in Fall River Schools

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is happy to share that they have been working with the United Way of Greater Fall River and the Fall River Public Schools, bringing science to students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Over the past two months, across eleven elementary schools in Fall River, the Lloyd Center visited…

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Lloyd Center Samples Moth Population at Restoration Sites in Rhode Island

Part of this year’s contract to sample Lepidoptera (moth) populations in areas under recent restoration included sites in Rhode Island, a state the Lloyd Center has conducted moth work at in the past. This year the work took us to Pratt Farm of Arcadia Management area in Exeter, and Nicolas Farm Wildlife management area in…

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A Musical, Fun Day Was Had by All At the Lloyd Center!

On Sunday, September 26th, the Lloyd Center for the Environment held their Inaugural Music in the Woods event, a new free benefit for Lloyd Center Members. Both members, and the general public, came out to enjoy a very musical afternoon on the Center’s trails and grounds, and what a wonderful afternoon it was! In fact,…

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Estuarine Water Quality Holds Steady at the Slocum River

 by Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart One of the historical roles of the Lloyd Center’s Research Department has been surveying various parameters indicative of water quality in our local estuaries and salt marshes, both sensitive coastal habitats subject to impacts from human use. Past projects have included “Turn the Tide” (see summary under research),…

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An Exciting New Partnership!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is excited about a newly formed partnership with Dharma Voyage, a non-profit rowing organization located in Westport, MA. Dharma Voyage offers education programs to increase physical health and skills, stimulate the mind, and connect to nature. Their focus is on presenting programs that give their participants lifelong practices that…

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Calling all Middle and High School Teachers! – Join the Lloyd Center at the 2021 Massachusetts STEM Week: Hurricane Heroes! STEM Challenge

How can you empower your students to see themselves in STEM by putting their skills to the test to solve real-world problems that can occur due to extreme weather events? Engage your students in a unique experience that integrates science concepts and the engineering design process in an exciting way! Join the Wade Institute for…

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Lloyd Center’s Music In The Woods ~ What A Lineup! – September 25th

Music in the Woods

Enjoy a very musical afternoon on the grounds of the Lloyd Center for the Environment with musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Ethan Wood (violin), and Anna Griffis (viola), will play a collection of classical, tango, and Celtic tunes. Peter Zay (cello), and Travis Rapoza (violin), will perform a collection of classical and popular…

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Student Director Position for the Lloyd Center for the Environment

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The Lloyd Center for the Environment is offering an opportunity for two students, eighteen or older, to join our Board of Directors for the upcoming academic year as non-voting members. Student Directors will gain hands-on experience of nonprofit Board functions and responsibilities, participating in quarterly Board Meetings (next meeting is Thursday, October 28th at 5:00…

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That’s A Wrap! Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Education Department “Wraps Up” Another Successful Summer Program Season!

This spring, uncertainty regarding COVID-19 lingered in the air, however, it was certain that the Lloyd Center was going to run its two most desired summer programs: Young Naturalist and Coastal Studies. And even though safety measures were prioritized in the programs’ structures, the Center’s mission remained uncompromised – to provide environmental education to children…

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Lloyd Center Buzzing With Insect Life

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As the summer season enters its home stretch, shorebirds, raptors, and waders are all on the move along the coastline, with recent tropical storm Henri only increasing sightings along churned up waters. Inland songbirds such as goldfinches from the forest and open landscape species such as an immature…

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Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVI – Thank You For Your Support!

Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVI, “36 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” We thank our Volunteers, Patrons, Sponsors, and Auction Donors! 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…

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Lloyd Center Inaugural Music in the Woods on Saturday, September 25

Join us at the Lloyd Center on Saturday, September 25 (rain date Sunday, September 26) for this free event for Lloyd Center Members! Member registration is available now through Monday, August 16. Tickets are available to the general public starting Tuesday, August 17, at $30 per car. Enjoy live music along our trails with New…

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Feeders Should Be Removed, But Birds Can Still Be Enjoyed

by Sandy Quadros Bowles, Dartmouth Week Although state officials advise the public to remove feeders and bird baths, local wildlife enthusiasts remind people that they can still view and enjoy birds without them. “In your own backyard, you can still observe the birds’ activities as they occur in nature,’’ said Jamie Bogart, research associate at…

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Small Victories Define the 2021 Shorebird Nesting Season

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As many birders turn their attention to the beaches, from which birds that nested are departing but to which other shorebirds are arriving and flocking as they prepare to migrate south, we reach that time of summarizing how the season went on our sites. As of last writing,…

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Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVI Silent Auction Ends Friday, July 9th!

The Lloyd Center’s Silent Auction began on July 1st and will conclude in just three days – July 9th at 9:00 p.m. View the auction featuring exciting items from local artists, artisans, businesses, and individuals,  at www.biddingforgood.com/lloydcenterXXXVI, or on your mobile phone at www.bforg.com/lloydcenterXXXVI. Register to bid at www.biddingforgood.com/auction/user/b4gregister.action. BID! Each winning bid helps provide hands-on science programming to thousands…

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Long-time Lloyd Center Supporter Receives Top Award

Rachel and Brodie

Dartmouth resident Brodie MacGregor was honored by the Lloyd Center for the Environment on June 4 for his years of work for the center, where he has served as chair of both the board and campaign steering committee and helped lead the center’s capital campaign. He was also described as someone who would frequently visit…

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LLOYD CENTER CLAMBAKE XXXVI -MEALS TO GO & SILENT AUCTION – IN JUST 1 MONTH!

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 XXXVI – “36 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” – Friday, July 9, 2021. Known as the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, Clambake XXXVI will take place…

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COMINGS & GOINGS – LLOYD CENTER SHOREBIRD 2021 NESTING UPDATE

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On May 23, the first hot weekend day arrived, and with it crowds of people swarmed beaches, much to the dismay of any beach or salt marsh nesting bird species. These birds experienced a steady flow of human activity as people ventured out more than they did a…

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LLOYD CENTER HALFWAY TO MEMBERSHIP GOAL

Lloyd Center membership has its privileges, like the Center’s new Music in the Woods fall event, which is being shaped up by a board and staff committee. The Lloyd Center is 50% to its membership goal this year, after the 2020 Membership Season was significantly impacted by Covid-19. We are heartened by the many members…

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TWILIGHT FLIERS MAKE PRESENCE KNOWN ON LLOYD CENTER MARCH BIRD WALKS

The month of March, on our Wednesday morning bird walks, featured welcome signs of spring after a long cold winter, including warmer days and a surge in activity across a mostly brown landscape still void of green vegetation. The most vivid cue came from amphibians, where both wood frogs that have already laid eggs in…

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HAVE YOU SAVED THE DATE? CLAMBAKE XXXVI – FRIDAY, JULY 9TH

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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WOODCOCK OF THE WALK: BIRDS SHOW OFF AT DARTMOUTH WILDLIFE AREA

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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LLOYD CENTER APRIL VACATION WEEK ADVENTURES

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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