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 people of all ages through research and education

The Lloyd Center is currently closed.

The Lloyd Center offices will be closed Friday, 12/31/21.
We will re-open on Monday, 1/3/22.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!

While the Center's main building is closed to the public due to renovations, the Lloyd Center offices are open. Enjoy our walking trails, open free to the public from dawn to dusk.

Welcome to the Lloyd Center
Children on a trail
Jamie Bogart
Children observing nature

Please Support the Lloyd Center’s Annual Fund!

Teaching is at the heart of what the Lloyd Center does. We have maintained an effective presence in classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, throughout the past 18 months.

Teacher feedback on virtual programs:

“You did a great job with the presentation today. It was such a treat for me to watch the students showing interest and hearing their comments and questions as they were attentive and interacting with what you shared. Again, such a pleasure today! The kids were loving it even through the screen.”  — 3rd Grade Feathery Focus Teacher

Since the beginning of 2020, the Lloyd Center has:

  • Taught almost 10,000 students in a combination of virtual and in-person programs;
  • Provided innovative experiences for community members through outdoor activity tables, interactive trail experiences, and our new Music in the Woods event – an added benefit for Lloyd Center members;
  • Provided in-person Summer Programs – Young Naturalist and Coastal Studies – for nearly 200 students.

Our summer was filled with the delightful smiles, squeals, and queries of learners of all ages. Here’s a favorite testimonial:

“Wow. What an amazing week my child had. We haven’t seen her that happy in a long while with the last year we’ve had. We just arrived home and she became quite sad that she isn’t returning … I have heard wonderful things about your summer program and now know why!”- 2021 Summer Program Parent

Another great bit of recent news is that after last year’s public health hiatus with Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, students are once again able to get hands-on experience working on the area’s first Living Building ChallengeTM construction project.

Will you make your year-end donation today to support the Lloyd Center? Your generosity enables us to inspire lifelong respect and affection for nature in the next generation.


Otto and Rachel signatures

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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