Lyonia Environmental Center

Location: 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL 32725

For more information, please call 386-789-7207 or visit the Lyonia Environmental Center website.

If you'll be hiking through Lyonia Preserve, we suggest that you wear closed-toe shoes and a hat and bring water and insect repellent.

Upcoming events

Scrub stroll

January 30 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Tiny trekkers

January 31 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "The Hat," take a short hike through Lyonia Preserve, and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made...

Scales and tails

January 31 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Florida is home to 46 species of snakes and other native reptiles. During this LEC classroom presentation we will teach you the difference between venomous and non-venomous reptiles and the different species of snakes and other reptiles that live among us. Afterward, we will introduce you to so...

Popcorn and a movie

February 1 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In celebration of Groundhog Day, we will be learning about the differences between the groundhog and the pocket gopher, followed by a showing of the comedy PG film “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray. Free popcorn will be served. Sodas, bottled water, candy and snacks are available for ...

Scrub stroll

February 2 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

February 6 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Beginning birding

February 7 @8:50 am to 10:00 am
Meet West Volusia Audubon Society board member Lynn Peterson at Audubon Park, which is on the corner of Doyle Road and Lush Lane in Deltona. She will help the group observe bird behavior, recognize songs, and practice identification skills. Bring a hat, sunscreen, binoculars and field...

Tiny trekkers

February 7 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to “Hedgehug: A Sharp Lesson in Love,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Cent...

Florida's history

February 7 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Rick Tonyan, author of "Guns of the Palmetto Plains,” will describe Florida’s role in the Civil War and demonstrate skills that are necessary for working cattle on the Florida range.  This program is free. Lyonia Environmental Center is part of the Deltona Regional Library comple...

Love is in the air

February 8 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Come to the LEC classroom to watch the timeless family classic film “Lady and the Tramp” while creating a unique, up-cycled Valentine’s Day card to take home and give to a special someone. All supplies will be provided. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Enviro...

Scrub stroll

February 9 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

February 13 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Growing and cooking with herbs

February 14 @10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Florida Master Naturalist and caterer Jim McCuen will explain when and how to plant, care for and harvest herbs in Florida’s challenging climate. He'll also cover knife skills and how to add herbs to hot and cold dishes. This class will include door prizes, a demonstration buffet, and a recipe...

Snakes alive!

February 15 @3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Did you know Florida is home to 46 species of snakes, including six that are venomous? Join the LEC education staff to learn about some of the more commonly encountered species. Following the presentation, meet the LEC’s resident nonvenomous snakes and witness a snake feeding.  Lyonia ...

Scrub stroll

February 16 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Star party

February 19 @6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Seth Mayo, curator of astronomy at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will host a star party at Beck Ranch Park, 751 S. State Road 415, Osteen. Weather permitting, participants will view and learn about constellations, nebula, star clusters, and other visible objects. Mayo will provide a telescope; part...

Scrub stroll

February 20 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Basic survival

February 21 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Don Philpott, a certified interpretive guide and instructor with the University of Florida Master Naturalist program, returns to the LEC! Philpott will teach techniques for surviving a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster. He will also cover outdoor survival skills, field first aid, how to f...

Safe in the woods

February 21 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Roger Fulton, a Florida Master Naturalist and author of “Safe in the Woods,” will present “How to be safe in the woods.” He'll explain how to explore Florida’s natural areas safely, including how to read trail markings, what you need to be prepared to go out into the wo...

Scrub stroll

February 23 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

February 27 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Tiny trekkers

February 28 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Read a book about a mother mouse who must find a safe bed for her child, take a short hike through Lyonia Preserve, and make a take-home craft. This free program, recommended for children ages 2 to 5, is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Ce...

Ephemeral wetlands hike

February 28 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Explore Lyonia Preserve, where wetlands appear and disappear depending on the amount of rainfall. LEC staff will lead a hike into the preserve to describe these unique wetlands that are a haven for many insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be pr...

Scrub stroll

March 6 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Scrub stroll

March 9 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

March 13 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

March 16 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

March 16 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

March 20 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

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DeLand, FL 32720

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