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

Visitor Center is currently closed

The Lloyd Center’s Main Building is currently closed to the public for the first phase of renovations to the main building. Please enjoy our trails, open dawn to dusk, seven days/week.

Welcome to the Lloyd Center

Lloyd Center Annual Fund

We are writing to ask you to support the Lloyd Center’s Annual Fund, a critical piece of our operating budget and the major funding source for our research and educational programs.

As you know, Lloyd Center Education Programs have a high instructor-to-student ratio and help support STEM curricula taught in local schools and beyond. In the process, the Center works with over 13,000 students annually, with approximately 50% of those students coming from high-needs areas. The schools simply cannot pay the fees that would cover the cost of funding the services the Lloyd Center provides. Support for these essential programs and for our research keeps them both lively and current.

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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Take your dog for a wonderful walk around the Lloyd Center! We are funded in part by state agencies Massachusetts Cultural Council and Massachusetts Environmental Trust.

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