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 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...

Tiny trekkers

October 4 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Read a book about a spider's day, take a short hike thorugh 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 Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reser...

Owl pellet disssection lab

October 4 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Did you know owls eat their prey whole? Owls cannot digest bones and therefore regurgitate them in pellets. In this hands-on lab in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, you will examine the contents of owl pellets with us to learn more about what owls eat and attempt to reconstruct a prey skelet...

Festive fall wreath making

October 5 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sip on some hot apple cider and get those creative juices flowing! Bring a friend along to the Lyonia Environemtnal Center classroom to create a one-of-a-kind wreath using materials found in nature. Ribbon, silk leaves and flowers, and other decorative materials will be provided. This program is sp...

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...

Owl pellet disssection lab

October 8 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Did you know owls eat their prey whole? Owls cannot digest bones and therefore regurgitate them in pellets. In this hands-on lab in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, you will examine the contents of owl pellets with us to learn more about what owls eat and attempt to reconstruct a prey skelet...

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...

Nature photography workshop

October 11 @10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Capturing nature through photographs is quickly becoming a beloved pastime of many people, and learning the basics can make the difference between a so-so picture and a phenomenal one.  If you have ever longed to learn how to take great nature photographs, join Lyonia Environmental Center and ...

Fall foliage hike

October 11 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
It may seem that the only colors you see in Lyonia Preserve are green and brown, but there is fall in the scrub. Environmental specialists will lead an exploratory hike into the preserve to search for some of the plants that bloom this time of year. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, which is par...

Out with the old, in with the news

October 12 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join LEC education staff for this fun program where we will be learning how to up-cycle old newspaper and magazines into beautiful, usable items to decorate your home. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Lyonia Environmental Center is part of the Deltona R...

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...

Scrub stroll

October 17 @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...

Halloween science

October 18 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Halloween is almost here, and we have some slimy, ghoulish and somewhat tricky experiments for you to try out. LEC staff will teach you how to make fake blood, slime and bubbling potions. This free program is recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Meet in the Lyonia Environmental Center clas...

Popcorn and a movie: 'Turtle: The Incredible Journey

October 19 @1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Join us in the LEC classroom for "Turtle: The Incredible Journey."  This spectacular adventure depcits one loggerhead turtle’s journey from a young hatchling emerging from her nest in the sand to a 25-year old adult returning to the same beach to hatch her own young. This is a remarkable ...

Scrub CSI

October 20 @9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Children ages 6 to 13 can be nature detectives during this teacher duty day camp at Lyonia Environmental Center. They will explore the scrub habitat in Lyonia Preserve, perform science experiments, and make crafts. The fee is $35. Snacks will be provided, and children are asked to bring a bagged lu...

Scrub stroll

October 20 @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 24 @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

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 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 30 @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

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 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...

Scrub stroll

November 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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 ...

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...

Scrub stroll

November 10 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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...

Scrub stroll

November 14 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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...

Scrub stroll

November 17 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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...

Scrub stroll

November 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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...

Scrub stroll

November 24 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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...

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.    ...

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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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