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 »

Bristol County Savings Bank Grants $2,500 to Lloyd Center for the Environment

The Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Lloyd Center for the Environment. This is the second grant that the Lloyd Center has received from BCSB in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Program (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum framework […] Read more »

The Art Drive – August 12 &13

10th Annual Artists’ Open Studio Tour in Dartmouth and Westport On August 12-13, 2017 the Art Drive ( will hold its 10th annual open studio tour, with 29 Dartmouth and Westport artists opening their studios to the public. Now in their tenth year, this open studio event organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists emphasizes educating […] Read more »

BankFive Gives $30K to Dartmouth Lloyd Center for Capital Campaign Upgrades

SouthCoast TODAY on June 28, 2017 BankFive has earmarked $30,000 for the facilities renovation and expansion campaign at Dartmouth’s Lloyd Center for the Environment, according to a news release. The Lloyd Center has been providing highly regarded research-based environmental education programs for students and residents of Dartmouth, Westport and beyond for more than 30 years. […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment Awarded $225,000 Cultural Facilities Fund Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council and MassDevelopment

The Lloyd Center for the Environment Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), a state initiative co-administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and MassDevelopment. The grant will finance renovations to the Lloyd Center’s main building and site improvements that will transform the Center into a regional Biodiversity Learning Center. […] Read more »

Plovers and Terns Swarm Horseneck Beach – Shorebird Mid-season Update

It’s been known in recent years that a colony of Least Terns (Sterna antillarum) had become established in the Horseneck Beach dune system. The terns had formed a sizable colony in the rocky east refuge, had a few small nests in areas already protecting Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) on the main beach, and last season […] Read more »