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

May 29 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

May 30 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Listen to a book about a frog that wants to fly like a bird, take a short hike and make a craft to take home. This free program, recommended for children ages 2 to 5, is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reser...

Ephemeral wetlands hike

May 30 @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...

LEC - Saving scrub jays

May 31 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Join Rusty, Lyonia Environmental Center’s mascot, as we learn about the anatomy, diet and behavior of the threatened Florida scrub jay. Learn how we can help protect this species, found only in Florida! Following the presentation, participants will join LEC education staff for a stroll th...

Tiny trekkers

June 6 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a silly tortoise that learns there's no place like home, take a short hike, and make a craft to take home. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet in the LEC classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Rese...

LEC - Beneficial bugs

June 6 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
There are over 4 billion classified insects!  Some of these insects can be Mother Nature’s own pest control.  One of the best ways to control pests in your garden is to invite their natural enemies. Join LEC education staff in our classroom to learn some tips on how to encourage thes...

LEC - Butterflies and Blooms Workshop

June 7 @3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Join us in the LEC classroom as we learn about local butterflies and their host plants found in Volusia County. LEC education staff will lead participants in constructing a rearing cage and give instruction for raising Monarch butterflies at home. Participants will also take home a starter milkweed ...

LEC - 'My life with owls'

June 13 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
During this free program at Lyonia Environmental Center, Naturalist Chuck Tague will bring photographs and stories of his adventures and share his photo essay of an owl nest at Matanzas National Historic Monument in 2010. Owls have always been a part of Tague’s life. As education direc...

LEC - Fabulous wildlife and settings of Florida

June 13 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Central Florida author Marcia Meara will discuss her novel, “Swamp Ghosts,” in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom. The romantic suspense novel is set along the scenic St. Johns River and features a backdrop of native birds and wildlife with a focus on rare albino and leuci...

LEC - Family picnic and hike

June 20 @9:30 am to 11:00 am
Pack a snack or brunch items and bring the family for a picnic in Lyonia Preserve’s pavilion! After the picnic, LEC staff will lead a guided hike in the preserve, where we will focus on the plants and animals that call scrub habitat home. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited ...

LEC - Summer Science Saturday

June 20 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
It’s almost Father’s Day! Bring your dad, or someone special, to Lyonia Environmental Center to conduct some fun science experiments and explore specimens under the microscope. This program is free. Lyonia Environmental Center is part of the Deltona Regional Library complex ...

LEC - Scrub Jeopardy

June 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring the family th Lyonia Environmental Center for some environmental fun as you compete in this variation of the TV game show. Test your knowledge on subjects such as gopher tortoises, the Florida scrub jay, the Floridan aquifer and recycling as you increase your environmental awareness.&nbsp...

Tiny trekkers

June 27 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about an adventurous little girl, 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., D...

LEC - Scales and tails

June 27 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Can you think of a group of animals that have both scales and tails? The reptiles do!  Florida is home to 46 species of snakes, including six that are venomous? Join the LEC education staff in our classroom where we will learn about some of the more commonly encountered species. Following ...

Popcorn and a movie

June 28 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meet in the LEC classroom to watch “Water’s Journey – The Hidden Rivers of Florida. Everywhere in the world, water travels through the ground and is affected by activities that occur on the Earth’s surface. Water is not something that is used, discarded and destroyed. It&rsqu...

LEC - 'Early bird gets the worm' hike

July 11 @8:30 am to 9:30 am
LEC education staff will lead this hike into Lyonia Preserve to see which native birds are out and about searching for food. Bring your binoculars and cameras for this birding opportunity! This program is free. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are...

LEC - 'Fun in the sun' workshop

July 11 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Too hot for the kids outside? Join us inside to learn how to harness the sun to make your very own solar print and UV bracelet. You can even make an ocean in a bottle to take home. This free program, recommended for children 5 and older, is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environme...

Sea turtle conservation

July 12 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how sea turtles are protected in Volusia County? The New Smyrna Beach Turtle Trackers, a local volunteer organization, will discuss sea turtle species, conservation efforts, and what you can do to help protect them! This program is free.    Reservations ...

LEC - 'Eyewitness Insect'

July 18 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Why is it so hard to swat a fly? How do insect wings work? These questions and more will be answered and explored when you join LEC staff to watch a film that zooms into a world of these interesting creatures. Afterward, stick around to examine some really cool insect specimens u...

LEC - Recycle the rain!

July 18 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Learn about rain barrels and water conservation during this workshop. Participants will learn how to make rain barrels, where to place them, how to use the collected water, and other ways to conserve water and save money. A limited number of rain barrels will be available to be purchased following w...

LEC - DIY eco-friendly tote bag craft

July 19 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring a T-shirt or pillowcase to the LEC classroom and repurpose it into a recycled eco-friendly tote bag! This program is free.   Meet in the Lyonia Environmental Center classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling&nbsp...

Tiny trekkers

July 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a little girl who spends a day at the sea with her brother, 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 F...

Snakes of Florida

July 25 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Did you know Florida is home to 46 species of snakes, including six that are venomous? Join the LEC education staff in our classroom where we will learn about some of the more commonly encountered species. Following the presentation, meet some of our resident snake ambassadors. This program is free....

Popcorn and a movie: Eyewitness Shark

July 26 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Watch the DVD “Eyewitness Shark” and discover fascinating facts about these apex predators. Free popcorn will be provided. After the movie, participants can make a shark-themed craft.  Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. 

Scrub stroll

September 4 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 11 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 14 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 18 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 21 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 28 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

September 28 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 2 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 5 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
  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

October 9 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 12 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 16 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 19 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 23 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 26 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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

October 30 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
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...

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

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3300, ext. 15953