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Lloyd Center 2018 Annual Fund

If you haven’t already done so, please give to the Lloyd Center’s 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. Examples of what your donation to…

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Erosion

Erosion by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist Did you know that the Lloyd Center is integrated into the Dartmouth public school curriculum? In 2017, the Lloyd Center expanded from district-wide in third and fifth grades to district-wide in grades two through five in Dartmouth schools! The Lloyd Center staff hosts on-property field trips and visits…

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Second Lloyd Center Building Project Getting Underway

Second Lloyd Center Building Project Getting Underway By Douglas McCulloch, Dartmouth Week The iconic treehouse visitor center at the Lloyd Center for the Environment — originally built as a private home — is set to receive a makeover as part of the center’s $1.5 million expansion project. The nonprofit environmental education center has experienced pronounced…

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Lloyd Center 2018 Annual Fund

We are writing today to ask for your support of the Lloyd Center for the Environment’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. Examples…

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Lloyd Center Conducts Summer Estuarine Fish Survey

The Slocum River Estuary has been the focus of fish ecology studies for over 50 years. This summer, the Lloyd Center partnered with UMass Dartmouth through a National Science Foundation grant providing summer research experience for undergraduates, to evaluate finfish beach seining records going back to 1966, with the goal of assessing how our changing…

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Generous Granite Donation Received

The Lloyd Center for the Environment has received a generous donation of beautiful granite blocks that will be installed as the stairway to the Center’s exciting new Welcome Center. In addition to the stairway, a number of the granite blocks have already been used to build a beautiful retaining wall near the Welcome Center. Additional…

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High School Students Learning By Doing Through Lloyd Center Construction Project

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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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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Lydia the Limulus and Watershed Watch by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist

In accordance with the Lloyd Center’s mission of protecting nature through education, research and outreach, educators such as myself visit classrooms in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This month we visited multiple grades in Little Compton, Rhode Island, spreading environmental awareness to students. Using a large model of a Limulus, we examined horseshoe crab anatomy…

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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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Volunteers spruce up Lloyd Center for spring

With more than 60 volunteers, the Lloyd Center for the Environment held its first Butterfly Garden and Property Beautification volunteer event on Saturday. Volunteers of all ages raked, weeded and pruned the Lloyd Center’s butterfly garden and property. Volunteers also picked up and moved branches to a burn pile that was manned by adults, according…

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