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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Rainy Conditions Highlight Lloyd Center January Waterfowl Survey

For birding ventures, January was a month of extremes. A month after participants on the New Year’s walk on Gooseberry endured arctic chill, waterfowl surveyors embarked on count two of the 31st annual winter waterfowl survey in rather balmy conditions similar to last January. The bitter cold stretch did leave its mark, causing slightly higher […] Read more »

A Different Flock

Part of caring for a bird feeding station is preparing for the inevitable onslaught of squirrels that always seem to find a path to the seed. The Lloyd Center is no exception with a sometimes constant convoy of Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) jumping from tree to feeder, or gracefully walking the wire to reach a […] Read more »

Screech-Owl sighting in Padanaram

Chelese Selter kindly submitted these photos of an Eastern Screech-Owl she spotted the other day while in Padanaram.                           The Eastern Screech-Owl is a short, stocky bird, with a large head and almost no neck. Its wings are rounded; its tail is short […] Read more »

Estuary and Whales by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist

Seeing the excited smiles on students’ faces as I show them slimy sea snails and seaweed-covered crabs, sparking enthusiastic children to ask questions and tell stories. Measuring the 100-foot length of the largest animal on planet Earth – the blue whale – while students gape and exclaim over the ginormous size. These are a few […] Read more »

Spring Internships

Have a passion for science? Experience or interest in working with youth? The Lloyd Center for the Environment is in need of an Education / Outreach Intern for the spring of 2018! 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 […] Read more »

Thank You for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s Annual Appeal!

Thank you for supporting the Lloyd Center’s Annual Appeal! We would like to thank everyone that has made an annual gift to support the Lloyd Center’s efforts to bring outstanding environmental science programs to thousands of students every year, … to allow our research staff to continue their work monitoring threatened and endangered species, and […] Read more »

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. […] Read more »

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, […] Read more »

The Garden Club of Buzzards Bay Awards $2,500 Intern Scholarship To Lloyd Center

The Lloyd Center is pleased to be the beneficiary of a $2,500 Intern Scholarship that The Garden Club of Buzzards Bay awarded to Hannah Erickson, Education/Outreach Intern. Hannah’s internship responsibilities include assisting the education and outreach staff in teaching the Lloyd Center’s hands-on science programs, as well as exhibit maintenance. Over the years, The Garden […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Liz Moniz receives Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth (Liz) Moniz, Education/Outreach Director at the Lloyd Center for the Environment, for her recent receipt of the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award! The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) selected Ms. Moniz as the 2017 recipient of the Russell […] Read more »

From The Moon to Dartmouth, Malcolm Johnston Lived a Life of Purpose

Perhaps it’s the perspective of working on projects in outer space that make Malcolm Johnston aware of just how precious our open spaces around Dartmouth are. After helping to put Apollo 11 on the moon, Malcolm served on boards and committees around the greater Boston area that focused on conservation of special places, including Mass […] Read more »

Mass Cultural Council Grants Lloyd Center for the Environment $8,100

Dartmouth, MA – The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. has received a grant of $8,100 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant Program. This grant signifies that the Lloyd Center for the Environment provides significant public value through its programs and services. Founded in 1978 and situated […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

On The Wings of Butterflies

by Stephen Demarest Rath From poets to scientists, the butterfly has long captured the human imagination as a creature, delicate and ephemeral, and at the same time, the most enduring symbol of transformation. At the Lloyd Center for the Environment (LCE), Mark Mello is a Lepidopterist, a person who collects and studies moths and butterflies. […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment Receives $20,000 Grant from Massachusetts Environmental Trust for Climate Science Learning Project

The Lloyd Center for the Environment received a financial boost with a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (the Trust, MET). This funding will enable the Lloyd Center to expand and enhance their Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP), the Center’s interactive elementary school science teaching model. “We are so grateful to MET for this […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Looks To Green Construction For Its Planned Expansion

As appeared in The Standard-Times | Sunday, September 10, 2017 By Daniel Schemer Contributing Writer South Dartmouth – The Lloyd Center has a problem. It’s too popular for its size. The Center serves as many as 15,000 students annually from all over southern New England and beyond. Its offerings include traveling programs, research efforts […] Read more »

Another Successful Season for Lloyd Center Education Department

Science came alive once again at the Lloyd Center this summer. Students from 5 years old through 8th grade participated in interactive and engaging activities as they learned about local habitats, wildlife, and weather during our Summer Programs. The various programs helped to foster students’ sense of wonder and instill understanding and appreciation of our […] Read more »

Plovers Take Hit at Demarest Lloyd; Finish Strong at Horseneck and West Island (Shorebird Season Wrap-up)

On Wednesday August 16, the waters of Horseneck Beach were closed due to an offshore hurricane creating choppy seas. With all shorebirds having fledged and departed fencing had been removed and any birds migrating through were forced to high ground along the foredune. The open beach, recently filled with large sections of shorebird habitat, was […] Read more »

Lloyd Center, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, and the Circle of Life

By Stephen Demarest Rath “The Child is father of the Man” (William Wordsworth) During my interview with Kathryn Duff—lead architect at studio2sustain inc, and designer of the new Welcome Center, Teaching Pavilion, and improvements to the Foundation House at the Lloyd Center—she hit upon a principle that was very dear to the founder, Karen Gallup […] Read more »