Preparing for Winter – Lloyd Center Pre-school Program – Tuesdays, November 5-26

Dartmouth, MA. – The Lloyd Center for the Environment is pleased to offer a Preparing for Winter Preschool Program on Tuesday mornings throughout November. Led by Outreach Specialist Jen Wimmer, the Center’s preschool outreach programs lead children and parents on an outdoor adventure, build on children’s curiosity in the outdoors and use hands-on activities to explore the world around us. This November discover all the remarkable ways that animals are preparing for winter. Lloyd Center staff will use exciting stories, games, crafts, animal encounters and walks on our nature trails to discover all the amazing things happening as the weather gets colder.

preparing-for-winterThis program will take place on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:30 am from November 5 – November 26 (4 weeks). Participants are to meet at the Lloyd Center’s Bond Building located at 430 Potomska Road in Dartmouth. The cost of this Preschool Program: Preparing for Winter is $40 for Lloyd Center members and $50 for non-members. Please be advised that the fee for this program includes both the parent and the child.

To register for this event, call the Lloyd Center Event Line 508-558-2918 or simply visit and register online. Pre-registration required by 12:00 pm, the Monday before each Tuesday program. If you have specific questions regarding the program, call Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist at 508-990-0505 ext. 14, or email

Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature preserve overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary, has achieved a well-earned reputation for excellence in environmental research and education. Through its innovative outreach programs, it has established itself as a highly regarded leader in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the area’s fragile coastal resources and the importance of protecting them.

At its recently expanded 82-acre nature preserve, comprising pristine salt marsh, maritime forest and undisturbed wetlands, in one of the most unspoiled reaches of Dartmouth, the Visitor Center is open from 10 to 4, Tuesday through Saturday year-round, and on Sundays, June – September, free of charge. There, aquarium exhibits offer unique views of live freshwater and saltwater species of fish and other marine critters. The Center is also home to a fascinating collection of live local reptiles, many representing endangered species, being “head-started” and readied for release back into their natural environment. At the always popular touch-tank, youngsters learn the hands-on joy of socializing with gentle spider crabs, elusive minnows, sea stars (starfish), whelks, hermit crabs, periwinkles and mussels.

The top-floor Osprey Room Observatory, with its magnificent views of the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay, has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as one of the Commonwealth’s top-fifteen “Special Places”. Through telescopes there, one can get a close-up view of formerly endangered Ospreys, and their chicks, nesting on platforms erected by members of the Center’s research staff.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is located at 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call 508-990-0505.

Contact: JoAnn Bernier Cornell, Director of Communications,