Conservation Lands Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Programs

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 contact Environmental Management 386-736-5927.  Click here to see the upcoming schedule.

Outdoor Education

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

To apply:

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]

Randall Sleister
Program Manager
rsleister@volusia.org
ext. 12092

Stuart Jones
Land Manager
sjones@volusia.org
ext. 21270

Bonnie Cary
Naturalist
bcary@volusia.org
ext. 21263
 

Toll free landlines
when calling from):

West Volusia
386-736-5927

Daytona Beach
386-254-4612

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3303