Support Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Annual Fund & Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Dec 1, 2019

In conjunction with the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2019 Annual Fund, the Lloyd Center has joined the #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

For the Lloyd Center to continue to provide the full complement of programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, it relies on your assistance and generosity.

Examples of what your donation to the Lloyd Center will do: Feed Koko, the Center’s resident screech owl, used in education programs, for one month ($100); provide a summer program scholarship for a child ($350); provide three classrooms with an interactive field study ($1,200); fund a research or education intern for a summer ($2,500); provide a year-long education program for an entire class ($10,000).

Your donation will support experiences like these:

“I liked seeing all of the animals. My favorite animals were the spider crab, the clam, and the periwinkle. Thank you, this was my first time seeing those animals.”—5th grader, Fall River Public Schools

“This is such a great experience. Not all of the kids get to have this kind of experience outside of school.” —Second Grade Teacher, Jacobs Elementary School, New Bedford Public Schools

Occurring this year on December 3, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season. #GivingTuesday hopefully inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

There are many exciting things happening at the Lloyd Center with the ‘Transforming A Legacy’ ( capital campaign. However, these accomplishments are separate from our annual operating needs (research and education efforts) for which we depend on annual support.

Those who are interested in joining the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (


The 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.

The Center’s 82-acre property offers over five miles of walking trails, the “Bridge to Discovery” dock on the Slocum River, vernal pools, oak-hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, estuary views, and is home to an injured screech owl.

Although currently closed for renovations, the main building will be open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays, June - September, free of charge, when it reopens to the public. 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, amphibian and fish species. 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.