For more information or to register for a class, contact the Volusia County Environmental Management at
April 25 @7:00 pm to 8:00 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...
April 29 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Observe the flatwoods and creek shores of the Heart Island Conservation Area during a six-mile bike ride along a
hard-packed shell and dirt road. Meet at 1999 U.S. Highway 17, Pierson. To register, contact Environmental
Management at 386-736-5927 or email@example.com. Bring water and insect spray. W...
May 3 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Walk the shoreline of a natural section of the St. Johns River and experience diverse Florida habitats including
pine flatwoods, oak hammock, cypress dome and swamp. Meet at Hickory Bluff Preserve, 598 Guide Road, Osteen.
Registration is requested and may be made by contacting Volusia County’...
May 8 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a guided hike through a section of Heart Island Conservation Area, which is co-owned by the St. Johns River
Water Management District and Volusia County. Explore this sandhill plant community and learn about the area’s
agricultural history and restoration. Meet at 6348 Lake Winona Road, D...
May 10 @8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division will conduct Jay Watch volunteer training from 8 a.m. to noon
May 10 at Lyonia Preserve, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Volunteers will learn about the Florida scrub jay and be
trained to record information about them from June 15 through July 1...
May 15 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bicycle the first segment of the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail and learn about the Floridan aquifer and
Green Spring. Participants will ride the paved trail from Green Springs Park to State Road 415 and back – an
11-mile round trip. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bicycle helmet...
May 21 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your canoe or kayak for a leisurely paddling trip from Lake Ashby to Wiregrass Prairie Preserve. The guide
will explain how land management is important for the lake’s water quality. Meet at the Lake Ashby Road boat ramp,
Samsula. Life jacket and whistle are required. Registration is ...
May 22 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Experience pine flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps on a riding tour with exploratory stops to discuss wetlands and
their importance in natural habitats. Meet at the preserve’s east entrance, 4551 Pioneer Trail, Samsula.
Registration is requested and may be made by contacting Volusia County&r...
May 29 @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 forestry,
agricultural history and plant communities. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, Samsula. Registration is requested and
may be made by contacting Volusia County’s Environmenta...
May 31 @9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Naturalist Gregg Thompson will explain how to read skull characteristics to determine the type of animal. He’ll
share his extensive skull collection and identify participants’ skull and bone specimens. Afterward, he’ll lead a
hike to look for evidence of wildlife. Meet at Deep Cree...