Lloyd Center Silent Auction Details! July 1 – 8!

Clambake 2022

The Lloyd Center’s Silent Auction will be online this year commencing on Friday, July 1st, and concluding on Friday, July 8th, at 9pm. Starting July 1st, view our auction at BiddingForGood.com, featuring exciting items from local artists, artisans, businesses, and individuals. Click here to view auction and to bid! Or scan the auction QR Code…

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Clambake XXXVII – Meals to Go & Silent Auction – It’s Here!

Clambake 2022

Order your meal today! The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVII – “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” will take place on Friday, July 8, 2022. This Tuesday, July 5th, is the last day to purchase your meal(s). A tradition upon which so much depends, the Clambake helps to underwrite the costs of…

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Lloyd Center Welcomes New Board Members

On Thursday, April 28th, the Lloyd Center for the Environment hosted their Annual Meeting at the North Dartmouth Library where three new members were welcomed to the Board of Directors. In addition, the following board members were unanimously voted in as Officers at the Board Meeting that immediately followed the Annual Meeting: Otto W. Schleinkofer…

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Few Pairs, Big Hurdles – Lloyd Center Shorebird Nesting Mid-Season Update

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Recent Lloyd Center plover seasons have featured lower numbers of birds, with only West Island carrying any notable abundance of pairs over the last five seasons. These plover seasons occurring on local municipal or private beaches have been less about numbers, and more about the challenges faced with…

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Dharma Voyage Returns to the Lloyd Center

by Ben Booth of Dharma Voyage Dharma Voyage is looking forward to running another Coastal Rowing program in collaboration with the Lloyd Center this summer. We were very excited about our inaugural season running from the Lloyd Center dock last year, and celebrated many accomplishments. We had a group of novice youth take their first…

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Clambake XXXVII – Meals to Go & Silent Auction – In Just One Month!

2022 Clambake Beach Chairs

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 XXXVII – “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” – Friday, July 8, 2022. Known as the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, Clambake XXXVII will take place…

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Lloyd Center’s 36th Annual Shorebird Nesting Season Underway

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate The weather pattern this spring has been one of extremes. Many consecutive days of cold north winds made the beach an afterthought, and had some piping plovers waiting out their egg laying. In any season, there are often early nests, then a later wave, with the cold just…

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Timberdoodle Walk Caps March Bird Outings

Woodcock

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Each year on the last Tuesday of March, a time of transition when the woods are still quiet of songbirds but other species may be active and visible, we venture out to open landscape used by the American Woodcock, a shorebird that evolved an inland habit and which…

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Phyfe Named Clambake XXXVII Steering Committee Chair

Winnie

The Lloyd Center is pleased to announce that Winifred “Winnie” Phyfe has been named the Committee Chair for Clambake XXXVII, “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, Winnie attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Katharine Gibb’s School in New York City and…

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Lloyd Center’s Impact on Interns! … and Internship Opportunities

“I hope my story is one that you’ll be able to preach for the importance of the Lloyd Center’s mission!” The rewards are great in hearing how the Lloyd Center has made such a wonderful impact on a past student and intern! Hi all at the Lloyd Center for the Environment,  With so much time well…

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Lloyd Center’s Coastal Studies Summer Programs are here and filling up fast!

Animal collection, habitat investigations, and creature observation, are just a few of the activities offered through the 2022 Summer Programs. In its 41st season, the Lloyd Center’s Summer Programs are designed to give motivated students (ages 9 to 12) an opportunity to explore different aspects of environmental science. All sessions include field study, laboratory work,…

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Lloyd Center “Welcome Center” – Your Building as Workforce Training: Integrating Students into High Performance Projects

On February 28, Kathryn Duff, Founder & Director of studio2sustain, presented Your Building as Workforce Training: Integrating Students into High Performance Projects at the NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) Conference: Building Energy 2022. NESEA is North America’s premier high-performance building conference. Ms. Duff presented the Lloyd Center “Welcome Center” project. Attendees learned how high-performance building…

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Owls Hoot, Skies Shine for Lloyd Center March Owl Prowls

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate The Lloyd Center, on two evenings in March, held a Full Moon and Spring Equinox Owl Prowl. These outings offer a glimpse at popular celestial events, and encounters with elusive wildlife. This year the events were held on March 18 and 21 respectively, with back-to-back prowls ensuring two…

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Lloyd Center Annual Meeting – Thursday, April 28

The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Annual Meeting will take place on April 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., in the community room of the Dartmouth Public Library – North Branch, located at 211 Cross Road. The meeting will be limited to an update of the Lloyd Center’s financial position given by Board Chair,…

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Become a Lloyd Center Member or Renew Your Membership Today!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is a local treasure with an exceptional estuary on the Slocum River, breath-taking views, and over five miles of unique hiking trails. Your membership support allows us to offer access to our grounds and future exhibits at no charge to the public. We are asking you to join or…

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Lloyd Center 2021 Annual Fund

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We can’t thank you enough for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2021 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…

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Rare Woodpecker Visits Lloyd Center Feeders

This past week, during a winter thus far without any apparent finch irruptions but the routine visitors coming and going, one extremely rare avian visitor stopped by for a bite. On Tuesday January 11, it was confirmed that a juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) had been feeding on our suet basket. Not to be mistaken…

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Student Directors Join Lloyd Center Board of Directors

Student Board Members

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is pleased to introduce Nicole Whelpley and Eman Khwaja as Student Directors on the Center’s Board of Directors for the upcoming academic year, as non-voting members. Nicole Whelpley graduated from UMass, Amherst, with a dual degree in Biology and Public Health. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science…

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Moon Tide Floods Estuaries for December 2021 Lloyd Center Waterfowl Survey

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On Sunday, December 5, the Lloyd Center began its 35th Annual Winter Waterfowl survey under seasonably cool temperatures and minimal breeze – stellar counting conditions on the estuaries and coastal ponds from Sakonnet Point in Rhode Island to Padanaram Harbor in Dartmouth. Last year’s weather was balmy and…

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Thank You for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2021 Annual Fund!

Teaching is at the heart of what the Lloyd Center does. We have maintained an effective presence in classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, throughout the past 20 months. Please consider making a gift or monthly commitment, if you haven’t already. It is easy to make an initial gift or rise to the next contribution level…

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