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

'Early bird gets the worm' hike

August 23 @8:30 am to 9:30 am
LEC staff will lead this hike into Lyonia Preserve to observe what native birds are out and about searching for food. Bring binoculars and cameras for this wonderful birding opportunity!  This program is free. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are re...

Unusual tales of the Everglades

August 23 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Zach Zacharias for an unusual look at America’s last frontier – the Everglades. Learn about the building of the Tamiami Trail, the first airboat, nuclear launch base, crazy frontier towns, a 120-year old hermit and other unusual characters that make the "River of Grass" home.  ...

Tiny trekkers

August 30 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read “The Very Helpful Hedgehog,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in the Lyonia Environmental Center classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.    ...

Bat box workshop

August 30 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Did you know bats are nature’s insect repellent? Some bats can 500 to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour!  A bat box can provide our native Florida bats with a much needed safe place to live. They will return the favor by eating insects around your yard.  During this workshop, partic...

Scrub stroll

September 5 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Tiny trekkers

September 6 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "Armadillo Rodeo," take a short hike, 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 by cal...

Picnic in the preserve

September 6 @12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
The last day of summer may be behind us, but we can still enjoy the great outdoors! LEC staff invites you to bring your a lunch and join us in the Lyonia Preserve pavilion. Participants will learn interesting facts about scrub habitat and the unique plants and animals that inhabit this area.  A...

Shark sense

September 7 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join the LEC education staff to learn about these strong, magnificent apex predators of the sea.  We will discuss species identification, life span, diet and shark myths. Test your sense of smell during a fun activity to see how well you could find prey “hunting” like a shark does. ...

Scrub stroll

September 8 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m.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 an...

Scrub stroll

September 12 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Plant exploration hike

September 12 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
LEC staff will guide participants on an exploratory hike into Ponce Preserve Park, 4401 Pennisula Drive, Ponce Inlet.  Meet at the park entrance at 9:50 a.m. Everything from blanket flowers to prickly pear cacti inhabit this area. We may even spot a gopher tortoise! Bring bug spray, sunscreen ...

Florida's waders

September 13 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Naturalist Chuck Tague will present “The mystery and history of herons and their relatives” at the Lyonia Environmental Center. Egrets, herons, ibis and spoonbills symbolize Florida’s wild marshes and swamps, yet many are familiar sights in roadsides ditches and backyard ponds. The...

Back-to-school brain break

September 13 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Kids 7 and up can make play dough, fake fossils, and ice cream in a bag at Lyonia Environmental Center. The $3 fee includes supplies. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. The LEC is part of the Deltona Regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave.   ...

Morning-in-the-scrub hike

September 14 @7:30 am to 9:00 am
This hike is for the early riser! Join LEC education staff on this guided hike where we will be watching and listening for bird and animal activities and sounds as they wake up in beautiful Lyonia Preserve.  Participants should bring water, wear closed-toes shoes and be prepared to hike in suga...

Scrub stroll

September 15 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Scrub stroll

September 19 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Slime vs. scales

September 20 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Explore the many differences between reptiles and amphibians in the Lyonia Environmental Center classroom. The group will also identify some of the species that live in Volusia County and meet the LEC's resident reptile ambassadors. This program is free. Reservations are requested and may be made b...

Marine mammals

September 20 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Florida Master Naturalist and Marine Science Center Education Specialist Rich Colesanti returns to the LEC!  Come learn about the marine mammals that make Florida their home.  Rich will discuss facts about each of them such as their habitats, what threatens them and even what mammal is a s...

Popcorn and a movie: 'Scourge of the Lionfish'

September 21 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lionfish are beautiful, colorful reef fish found throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans – that’s the good news!  The bad news is they’re now found all over the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of North and South America as well.  Join LEC education staff in the cl...

Scrub stroll

September 22 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Scrub stroll

September 26 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Tiny trekkers

September 27 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a raccoon that has a question for his mother, take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center.  Meet at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations...

Birding at Gemini Springs

September 27 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
After studying our bird books, let's gather our binoculars and field guides and go find the birds. We can observe behavior, listen to them in all their splendor, and enjoy the springs with fellow birders. This outing will focus on looking at identifying characteristics of the birds and practice our ...

Mushroom mania

September 27 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join LEC staff for a wild mushroom extravaganza and learn how to identify the various fungi that grow in our area, including the edible ones! There will be wild mushrooms on display to examine on our pavilion tables prior to our hike. Afterwards we will venture out into Lyonia Preserve to find mushr...

Family game day

September 28 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join our education staff in the classroom anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to meet our resident animal ambassadors - Blaze, an albino corn snake; Sonic, an African pygmy hedgehog; and Momo, a guinea pig.   Bring the whole family and spend some time playing fun, environmentally themed board games o...

Scrub stroll

September 29 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 reque...

Scrub stroll

October 3 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Scrub stroll

October 6 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 reque...

Scrub stroll

October 10 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserveat 9 a.m. 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 reques...

Scrub stroll

October 13 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve at 9 a.m. 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 a...

Director
Tim Baylie
tbaylie@volusia.org

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia
386-736-5953

Daytona Beach
386-257-6000, ext. 15953

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