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

LEC - Armed and dangerous

August 8 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
LEC staff will take participants on a classroom exploration of some of our native poisonous and armed plants. Learn what makes these plants so successful in survival and the things that protect them in the wild. Specimens will be on hand after the presentation for you to examine. This program i...

LEC - 'Beat the heat' workshop

August 8 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Looking for fun things to do with the kids this summer? Come join LEC staff for this creative workshop where kids will learn how to make ice cream in a bag, homemade lava lamps and more! This program is recommended for children ages 7 and up, and the fee is $3 per participant. This program...

LEC - Sunday afternoon craft

August 9 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Come join the LEC staff in making a recycled and eco-friendly desk organizer for your desk at home, school or the office. This program is free.    Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21...

LEC - 'Early bird gets the worm' hike

August 15 @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 - Summer days, firefly nights

August 15 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Fireflies all over the world are disappearing!  During this free indoor workshop LEC staff will discuss some of the species of fireflies, why they are important, and what we can do to help preserve them.   Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservation...

LEC - Nature writing workshop

August 16 @1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ever wondered how to write about nature? Learn the basics of nature writing from Dr. Mary Pollock, a professor at Stetson University. After learning the basics, you will spend some time exploring the trails of Lyonia Preserve to compose your own nature writing piece. You will have the option to disp...

LEC - Sustainable seafood

August 22 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
In 2012, Florida ranked among the top 12 states for fresh seafood. In addition, Florida has about 347 seafood processing plants! Join LEC staff in taking a look at the seafood industry, and learn about the current state of our fisheries and how to make sustainable seafood choices. Participants will ...

LEC - 'Candy science' workshop

August 22 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
What happens when you put candy into a liquid? LEC staff will conduct fun candy experiments such as "Skittles chromatography" and “Floating letters," allowing participants to observe and learn some sweet science. This program is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Registration is...

LEC - Family game day

August 23 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bring the whole family to LEC’s classroom any time between 2 and 4 p.m. to play environmentally themed board games and be scientists for the afternoon while examining specimens under a microscope. Spend some time learning about our live animal ambassadors, including the blue-tongued skink...

Tiny trekkers

August 29 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to “An Extraordinary Egg,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet in the LEC classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by ...

Bats: Nature's natural insect repellent

August 29 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Members of some bat species can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes an hour. A bat box can provide 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 participants will learn the importance of bats, the benefits that c...

LEC - Jumpin' jellyfish

August 30 @3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
There are more than 200 species of jellyfish found worldwide. Learn what they eat, where they are found, who eats them, what you should do if you are stung, and many more interesting things about the amazing jellyfish. Kids of all ages can make a take-home jellyfish craft following the discussion.&n...

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...

Tiny trekkers

September 5 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about two sisters who learn to compromise. Afteward, we'll 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...

LEC - Back-to-school brain break

September 5 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Children ages 7 and up can make homemade play dough and fossils. The cost is $3 per participant. 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.  ...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

September 6 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meryl Streep narrates “Wings of Life,” an intimate look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers. The film is full of stunning adventure, intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Free popcorn will be provided. Bottled water, sodas, candy and chips will be available for purchas...

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...

LEC - Festive fall crafts

September 12 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Fall is right around the corner! LEC staff will teach program participants how to make colorful fall decor for their homes or to give to others. Participants will make fall leaf napkin rings and table decorations. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. The cost for e...

LEC - Maintaining a native landscape for wildlife

September 12 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ginny Stibolt, author of "Sustainable Gardening for Florida" and "Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida," returns to the LEC! She will provide ideas and tools to create an authentic Florida landscape that is presentable even in neighborhoods with homeowners associations. This program is...

LEC - Chiggers: Scratching the surface

September 13 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Have you experienced the irritating itch of a chigger bite? Join LEC education staff to learn more about these small creatures that pack a punch. This free program will address chigger anatomy, their role in nature, bite prevention and relief methods. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eus...

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...

LEC - Festive fall crafts

September 16 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Participants will make fall leaf napkin rings and table decorations to adorn their homes or give to others. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. The cost for each participant is $3. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center's, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reser...

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...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

September 19 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ever wondered how frogs leap? The diversity of amphibians has fascinated children and adults for years. During this program you will learn all about frogs, toads and salamanders. Free popcorn will be provided. Bottled water, sodas, candy and chips will be available for purchase. This free program is...

LEC - 'Morning in the scrub' hike

September 20 @8:00 pm to 9:30 am
This hike through Lyonia Preserve is for the early riser! Join LEC education staff on this guided hike where we will be watching and listening for signs of scrub animals as they wake up in beautiful Lyonia Preserve. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe  shoes and be prepared to hike...

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...

Tiny trekkers

September 26 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a young bear's first autumn. Afteward, we'll 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,...

LEC - Mushroom mania

September 26 @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. Examine wild mushrooms in the pavilion before we venture out into Lyonia Preserve to find mushrooms growing in the wild. This program is free. Reservations are requested and may be m...

LEC: Festive fall wreath-making

September 27 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sip on hot apple cider and get those creative juices flowing! Bring a friend along to the LEC classroom to create a one-of-a-kind wreath using materials found in nature. Ribbon, silk leaves, flowers and other decorative materials will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia E...

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 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...

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Tim Baylie
tbaylie@volusia.org

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia
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Daytona Beach
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