Bring the family outdoors to experience natural Florida and the management of our
conservation lands through programs by staff, guest instructors, guided hikes, eco-buggy tours, bike-abouts and
paddles. Participants are encouraged to bring water and insect spray and wear
comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes.
Space is limited, registration is required. For more information
or to register call Environmental Management at 386-736-5927. Click
here to see the upcoming schedule.
Public, private and home school teachers can complement their classroom studies with structured field
classes on Volusia County conservation lands. Land Management offers a variety of free outdoor interdisciplinary
classes for groups of up to 30 students. Specific classes and tours that compliment classroom studies can be designed
through teacher request. Class activities and content can be modified to suit any grade level.
Click here for more information.
What better way to enjoy the outdoors and contribute to the future of Volusia County Conservation Lands than through volunteering your time, energy and talents on
land management projects? Diverse volunteer opportunities are available, ranging from species monitoring to
environmental education facilitators. The Annual Jay Watch citizen-science program will be underway in June.
To find out more about this program and how you can help click here.
There are many opportunities for Eagle Scout projects on Volusia County's conservation lands. Click here
to learn more.
For more information please call the Volusia County Environmental Management office at 386-736-5927.
Print, complete and sign the volunteer application / agreement form and the participant release form and mail or fax
them to the address on the application / agreement form.
Printable form [PDF]
October 7 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about local wildlife and history during a leisurely paddling trip through Blue Spring State Park.
Participants must bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at
the end of French Avenue in Orange City, about a mile past the park entrance. Vo...
October 9 @6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Explore the night sky with retired astronomy teacher Hugh Ward Jr. at Wiregrass Prairie Preserve, 1751 Lopez Road,
Osteen. Dr. Ward will comment on the visible planets and other celestial objects as participants observe the night
sky through telescopes and binoculars, which will be provided. Bring a...
October 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a riding tour of Volusia County’s newest conservation land and learn about the 8,000-acre site’s plant
communities and forestry and agricultural history. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, Samsula. Volusia County’s
Environmental Management Division sponsors outdoor education pr...
October 15 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about the importance of estuaries and use a seine net while hiking through the scenic preserve. Meet at 3251
N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors outdoor
education programs to acquaint residents with the county’s c...
October 20 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about local wildlife and the importance of water quality during this paddle on the Indian River Lagoon. Bring
a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Meet at 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater. Volusia County’s Environmental
Management Division sponsors outdoor education programs to ac...
October 22 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a leisurely ride through the preserve’s flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps. Participants will learn about the
plants and animals of the wetlands. Meet at the east entrance, 4551 Pioneer Trail, west of New Smyrna Beach.
Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors ...
October 26 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard for an adventurous paddle through Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve.
Participants will also explore alligator slides and various types of vegetation. Meet at 2317 Creek Shore Trail,
New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County’s Environmental Management Div...
October 28 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bicycle the first segment of the East Central Regional Rail Trail and experience the natural world along the way.
Participants will ride the paved trail from Green Springs Park to State Road 415 and back – an 11.4-mile round
trip. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bicycle helmets are require...