Young Naturalist

For information and updates, please contact Ashley Gesner, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Specialist at or at 774-628-9241.

Young Naturalist Summer Programs 2020

The Young Naturalist Program at the Lloyd Center is a way for children ages 6-8 to enjoy a fun-filled summer of exploration, discovery and wonder of the natural world around them. Throughout the summer, children will learn about the amazing creatures and habitats around the Lloyd Center using hands-on games, activities, crafts and trail walks.

Spaces are limited and they fill up fast! Pre-registration is required.

Whether looking in the sea, sky, forests or ponds, we will be sure to have an exciting day experiencing the remarkable things in the world around us.

Members’ children and grandchildren under the age of 18 are eligible for discounted Member rates on Summer Programs.


We are excited to announce, The Lloyd Center for the Environment is adding two Bonus Weeks of summer programs!


Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28

Monday, August 31 - Friday, September 4

Registration must be for the full week (Monday-Friday).


Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Our drop off and pick up times will be strictly enforced. This timing allows for proper deep cleaning and sanitizing of space and equipment.

This program will be held primarily outdoors during this time.


Ages: 6 - 9

The Bonus Weeks are open for students ages six to nine. With our health and safety policy, we are unable to register children under the age of six for our summer program Bonus Week.


Cost: Members: $300   Non-members: $350



Our two Bonus Weeks will be filled with nature and science themed lessons, hands-on activities and exploration!

Students will dive into the depths of the ocean, explore the forest from a bird’s eye view, slither through leaf litter or experiment with science! Each day students will jump into new adventures that will engage them in the world around them.


Pre-registration is mandatory, and is first come, first served.


To register, Please contact Ashley Gesner at or 774-628-9241

Include your name, child’s name and age, along with your contact information in the email/message.


ONCE REGISTERED, please click here to make payment.

Program Descriptions

In the Sky
Get our heads in the clouds as we explore the world of winged creatures and discover the remarkable things happening above our heads.


Members’ children and grandchildren under the age of 18 are eligible for discounted Member rates on Summer Programs.

Under the Sea
During each session we will explore salt water habitats and discover the incredible ways that animals survive underwater.

STEAM Fridays!
Fridays are even more fun with our STEAM Fridays! program. We will engage in exciting and educational STEAM projects that will get you thinking!

Forest Frenzy
Become a nature detective! Use scavenger hunts and search for clues that animals leave behind while learning about our creepy, crawly, furry, and scaly friends in the forest!

Ponds & Streams
This summer, put on your boots and jump into freshwater habitats to learn all about the animals that call the ponds and streams their homes.

To register, or for more information about the Young Naturalist programs, please contact Ashley Gesner at 774-628-9241 or at