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

October 24 @9:00 am to 10:00 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

October 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read a book about bats that flutter off to watch a ballgame, 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 reques...

Ghoulish tales of the insect world

October 25 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
It’s getting close to Halloween!  Come join Christy Leduc, entomologist and insect enthusiast, for this kid-friendly presentation about insects that have a very interesting diet, parasites that turn insects into zombies, and a couple of other interesting creatures. This program is free.&n...

'Blazin' the blue' hike

October 26 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join the LEC education staff for this extended guided hike on Lyonia Preserve’s Blue Trail. We will be looking for signs of wildlife as we hike on ancient sand dunes, experiencing some of Volusia County’s highest elevations. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, and be ...

Scrub stroll

October 27 @9:00 am to 10:00 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 31 @9:00 am to 10:00 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

November 1 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "Turkey Trouble," take a short hike, and make a take-home craft in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. ...

Family game day

November 2 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Break away from technology and bring the family to play some fun games like Birdopoly, Reptile Bingo, Scrub Jeopardy or work on a puzzle together in the LEC classroom!  Spend some time examining specimens under a microscope, make a craft together and meet our live animal ambassadors up close wh...

Scrub stroll

November 3 @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

November 7 @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...

Picnic in the preserve

November 8 @9:30 am to 11:00 am
Bring your lunch and join the LEC staff in the Lyonia Preserve pavilion. Participants will learn interesting facts about scrub habitat and the unique plants and animals that inhabit this area.  After lunch we'll take a short hike into the preserve to explore more. This program is free...

Extraordinary exotics

November 9 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Are you thinking of buying an exotic pet for Christmas? Choosing an unusual pet can be a fun learning process, but it should not be undertaken without proper research. Join the LEC education staff to learn what to consider when looking at possible exotic pets and the factors that should in...

Scrub stroll

November 10 @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...

"Sunset over Lyonia" hike

November 13 @4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Enjoy an autumn sunset over Lyonia Preserve during this guided hike. Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and a flashlight for this exploration. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. The LEC is part of the Deltona R...

Scrub stroll

November 14 @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...

Coffee-filter crafts

November 15 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Enjoy the art of recycling products! Join us in our classroom to learn how to make some festive fall crafts from coffee filters. Supplies will be provided. This program is free. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. The LEC is part of the Deltona Regio...

Naked astronomy

November 15 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sail the Milky Way and tour the fall constellations with Robert Vogel, the “naked astronomer” and a member of the Central Florida Astronomical Society. You’ll be able to find your way around the night sky like a pro while learning the history and mythology of the stars. T...

Manatees on the move

November 16 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
As winter approaches, manatees cannot tolerate the colder water temperatures and begin heading to our fresh water springs. Join Lyonia Environmental Center staff as we learn about these amazing creatures and their travels. Following the presentation, we will be learning about the different mana...

Scrub stroll

November 17 @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

November 21 @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...

Turkey trot

November 23 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Join LEC staff for a two-mile hike in Lyonia Preserve. wear closed-toed shoe, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar sand trails. Bring a nonperishable food item for a local food bank.  Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Scrub stroll

November 24 @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

November 29 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read “When the Leaf Blew In,” 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.    ...

The life of birds

November 29 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Want to learn which bird can dive 2,000 feet underwater?  Reinier Munguia, president of Lakes Region Audubon Society, will cover all aspects of a bird’s life, from the adaptations that allow them to survive in their environment to their amazing flights and displays. Special interest will ...

Movie Day at the LEC

November 30 @1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a break from the holiday shopping and stress! Come to the LEC classroom to view several great environmental films from the Eyewitness DVD series. A new film will begin on the hour. Bottled water, soda and snacks will be available for purchase in the LEC gift shop. This program is free.   ...

Director
Tim Baylie
tbaylie@volusia.org

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia
386-736-5953

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