Protecting nature through research, education, and outreach

The mission of the Lloyd Center is to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in citizens of all ages through research and education

The Lloyd Center is currently closed.

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Please note: Due to current health concerns about COVID-19, the Lloyd Center for the Environment's Outreach programs will be available on a limited basis.

While the Center's main building is closed to the public, the Lloyd Center offices are open.

The health of our community is very important and we encourage you to heed advice from health experts. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note: all Lloyd Center trails are open, however, it is essential that anyone using the trails practice social distancing.

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Welcome to the Lloyd Center

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For thousands of South Coast students, the Lloyd Center has been their only source of in-classroom naturalist visits and on-site field trips, but like many other local organizations, our program has been hit hard by the COVID-19 closures (see chart). We’ve had to adapt to make sure that nature education doesn’t disappear from the lives of these children. Our education team swung into action, inventing teaching programs using Zoom, and creating virtual field trips and presentations.

The Education Team adapted to the turn in education last spring. Liz joined our Zoom call … and provided the students with closure of the Feathery Focus program. She personally engaged them virtually as she had done in person for years!” — 3rd Grade Teacher, Dartmouth Public Schools

About The Lloyd Center

The Lloyd Center serves individuals, agencies, and organizations in southeastern New England – Rhode Island to Boston to Cape Cod. It is the only area organization focused on educating the public about coastal and watershed issues, and conducting research on coastal ecosystems and endangered species.

The Center cooperates on a broader level in coastal, environmental, and educational programming throughout New England, nationally and internationally.

Our school-based activities further expand our reach to urban audiences. A scholarship program also provides space for ten urban New Bedford students in our Summer Program.

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