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

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 200 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 be...

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.   ...

Scrub stroll

December 1 @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...

Naturally Christmas workshop

December 2 @10:30 am to 12:00 pm
‘Tis the season to decorate your home with what nature provides. During this program we will teach you how to use natural items to decorate your home and give it a one-of-a-kind look. From pine cones, twigs and acorns we will use our creative minds to see what we can put together. This free pr...

Scrub stroll

December 5 @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

December 6 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Read a book about a bear that can't wait for Christmas, 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 Eu...

Holiday science workshop

December 6 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season at the LEC! Are you dreaming of a white winter? Let us bring the snow to you! LEC staff will teach you how to make your own snow slime, snow paint and more during this festive program. This program is recommended for chil...

The peculiar poinsettia

December 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The beautiful red color of the poinsettia is a holiday favorite! Learn about the history and customary uses of this striking plant, and create a poinsettia craft from up-cycled products to take home with you. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a potted poinsettia.   ...

Scrub stroll

December 8 @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

December 12 @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...

Unusual tales of the Everglades

December 13 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Zach Zacharias returns to the LEC for an unusual look at the last frontier of the United States - the Everglades. Learn about the building of the Tamiami Trail, the first airboat, a 120-year-old hermit, a nuclear launch base, crazy frontier towns, and unusual characters who live in the "River o...

Parents shopping day out

December 14 @12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Need some time without the kids to take care of that holiday shopping list, decorate or wrap gifts? Kids ages 5 to 13 can join LEC education staff for a fun afternoon of nature themed games, arts and crafts, and a holiday movie. Bring a clearly labeled sack lunch and drink for each child. An afterno...

Scrub stroll

December 15 @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...

Holiday wreath making

December 18 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Create a unique wreath from sand pine clippings, pine cones and other materials found in nature. Ribbon and some other supplies will also be provided. Cost per wreath is $10 and can be paid on date of program. Hot apple cider and cookies will be provided as well. Registration is required and...

Scrub stroll

December 19 @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...

Holiday wreath making

December 20 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Create a unique wreath from sand pine clippings, pine cones and other materials found in nature. Ribbon and some other supplies will also be provided. Cost per wreath is $10 and can be paid on date of program. Hot apple cider and cookies will be provided as well. Registration is required and...

'Winter in the scrub' hike

December 20 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
It’s time to dust off those winter boots and take to the trails. We will be going on this exploratory hike into Lyonia Preserve to see what animals and tracks we can observe. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to hike on ...

Popcorn and a holiday movie

December 21 @1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Join us in the LEC classroom for free popcorn and a holiday movie. Candy, chips, sodas and bottled water will be available for purchase.   Lyonia Environmental Center, is part of the Deltona Regiona Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by ...

Scrub stroll

December 22 @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...

Tiny trekkers

December 27 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about the magic of the seasons, 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 are requested and...

Outdoor scavenger hunt

December 27 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lyonia Environmental Center will host a guided outdoor scavenger hunt, with an intro to “geocaching.” Come “cache” in on this no-experience-necessary, leisurely stroll through Lyonia Preserve. Be prepared to see birds, butterflies, trees and at the end you might even fin...

'Trim the holiday fat' hike

December 28 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Feeling like you may have overdone it on all those delicious holiday goodies?  We will be burning some calories on this guided hike over the “hills” found in Lyonia Preserve. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared ...

Scrub stroll

December 29 @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...

Nature photography workshop

January 3 @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 St. Joh...

Tiny trekkers

January 3 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "Squirrel's New Year's Resolution," 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 mad...

Galapagos Islands

January 3 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn about the flora and fauna of Darwin fame! Florida Master Naturalist Roger Fulton has written several outdoor books. During this classroom presentation he will provide insight into what he found on the Galapagos Islands 177 years after Charles Darwin visited the islands on the HMS Beagle in 183...

Bird-feeding basics

January 4 @4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Feeding wild birds can be beneficial to them and provide great bird-watching opportunities for us! Join LEC education staff to learn about how to make your yard more bird friendly and the essential elements needed to keep them coming back season after season. Following the discussion, participants w...

Scrub stroll

January 5 @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...

'Earth Flight'

January 6 @1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a break from the cold weather and come to the LEC classroom for an awe-inspiring journey across three continents from a bird’s perspective. A new nature film will begin on the hour where you can sail over the South American mountains than head over to Asia and lastly Australia. Bottled...

Scrub stroll

January 9 @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...

Edible Florida

January 10 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Don Philpott will take us on a classroom exploration of some of the 1,700 plants in Central Florida that have culinary and medicinal uses. He will discuss basic foraging tips and look at many of the plants that can be used, including many that will surprise you. Philpott is an instructor w...

Popcorn and a movie - "Arctic Tale"

January 11 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Come to the LEC classroom to view “Arctic Tale,” a documentary that illustrates the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic. Queen Latifah narrates this awe-inspiring story of the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs. Popcorn is pr...

Scrub stroll

January 12 @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

January 16 @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...

Fabulous wildlife and settings of Florida

January 17 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Central Florida novelist Marcia Meara talks about writing a book set along the scenic St. Johns River, and featuring a backdrop of native birds and wildlife, with a focus on rare albino and leucistic reptiles during this classroom program at Lyonia Environmental Center. Find out how Marcia parl...

Celebrating a Florida treasure - Manatees

January 17 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Just in time for the Manatee Festival, LEC staff will explain the importance of these majestic creatures, where they live, what they eat and why we should protect these beautiful animals. Afterwards, participants can create a manatee craft to take home. This program is free. Meet in the&nbsp...

Family game day

January 18 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Spend some family time away from technology! Join LEC staff in the classroom to play environmentally themed games. Meet our educational animal ambassadors, including Egor, a blue-tonged skink.   This program is free. Register by calling 386-789-7207, ext. #21028. The LEC is part of t...

Scrub stroll

January 23 @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...

New year, new food

January 24 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Eat local, eat seasonal! Join us in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom as we discuss the benefits and some common misconceptions of eating locally grown and seasonally produced food. You will also learn about local farmers markets in the area where you can find locally grown food. This pro...

'Beat those winter blues' hike

January 25 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Tired of being indoors? Get up and out with the LEC education staff on this guided hike of Lyonia Preserve’s Blue Trail. Learn about the wildlife that call scrub habitat their home. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to hike on sugar sand trails for approxim...

Scrub stroll

January 26 @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

January 30 @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

January 31 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can read "The Hat," 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. ...

Scales and tails

January 31 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Florida is home to 46 species of snakes and other native reptiles. During this LEC classroom presentation we will teach you the difference between venomous and non-venomous reptiles and the different species of snakes and other reptiles that live among us. Afterward, we will introduce you to so...

Scrub stroll

February 2 @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...

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