Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) provides visitors with a unique insight into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems. The center promotes an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.

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Features

The Lyonia Environmental Center occupies 4,000 square feet of the Deltona Regional Library complex. The LEC includes:

  • Hands-on displays and innovative computer-based learning modules that showcase the incredible environment around us and the role each person can play in conservation
  • Dr. Alice E. Cross Environmental Classrooms
  • Exhibition space
  • A nature-based gift shop

 

  • An outdoor amphitheater next to the library offers a space for community gatherings and educational instruction.
  • Educational programs are offered in the classrooms and at the Lyonia Preserve. Learning has never been so much fun!

It's easy being green!
In keeping with Volusia County’s commitment to the environment, the Deltona Regional Library, Lyonia Environmental Center and Deltona Amphitheater were built using green building standards and practices. Click here to learn more about the complex's green elements.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!
Volunteers are needed to assist with educational programs, guided hikes, and staff special events. Other volunteer opportunities include developing program content, creating educational materials, and participating in outreach programs. Click here to complete a Volunteer Application today.
 

Be sure to check the LEC as one of your fields of interest!

Hours of operation
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

More information
For additional information, please contact Sandy Falcon at sfalcon@volusia.org or 386-789-7207, ext. 21025.

We look forward to seeing you at the LEC!

Upcoming events

Tiny trekkers

August 27 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to the book “Commotion in the Ocean,” take a short hike through Lyonia Preserve, and make a take-home craft. This program is free. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center's, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and...

LEC Kid Connection - Sharks

August 28 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kids ages 5 to 13 can learn about shark anatomy, diet and their role as apex predators. Compare your sense of smell through a fun activity as you learn about the way a shark finds its prey. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested an...

Scrub stroll

September 2 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 a...

Tiny trekkers

September 3 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to the book “Mouse’s First Fall,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Cen...

LEC - Owl pellet dissection lab

September 3 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Did you know owls eat their prey whole? Owls aren’t able to digest bones, so they regurgitate them as pellets. In this hands-on lab, LEC staff will explain what owls eat and help participants examine the contents of owl pellets and reconstruct a prey skeleton. The fee is $5 per owl pellet.&nbs...

LEC - Nature film series

September 4 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Watch the PBS documentary “Scourge of the Lionfish” to learn how this aggressive, non-native species is proliferating along the East Coast and in the Caribbean Sea. Popcorn will be served. Beverages and snacks will be sold in the gift shop. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's c...

Scrub stroll

September 9 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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...

LEC - Coastal ecology and wildlife

September 10 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jennifer Winters will describe seasonal ocean processes and explain how they can affect sea turtles, shorebirds and other animals. Winters is Volusia County’s Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation Plan program manager. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Delto...

LEC - Grandparents' Day

September 10 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring Grandpa and the rest of the family to the LEC, where you can see the new aquarium residents, learn about native alligators and freshwater fish, and meet the center’s other animal ambassadors. Participants will receive a keepsake photo. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace...

LEC - 'Morning in the scrub' hike

September 11 @8:00 am to 9:30 am
Watch and listen for birds and other animals as they wake up in the scrub habitat of Lyonia Preserve.  Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. ...

Scrub stroll

September 12 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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...

LEC - Creature feature

September 13 @11:00 am to 11:30 am
Ecuation staff will share interesting facts about bobwhite quails. Learn about their habitat, common behaviors, and the important role they play in the ecosystem. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by c...

Scrub stroll

September 16 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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...

LEC - Autumn leaf creations

September 17 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Staff will guide participants as they make colorful fall leaf napkins rings and table decorations.  Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.  Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. ...

LEC - Waterwise landscaping

September 17 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Learn the basics of planting a Florida-friendly garden. Staff will offer tips on placing the right plant in the right place, saving water, minimizing garden maintenance, and lessening the landscape’s impact on the environment. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a “Waterwise ...

LEC - Florida scrub jays

September 18 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Why do scrub jays sometimes land on people? Why do they cache over 6,000 acorns a year? Staff will answer these questions and more during a classroom presentation that will explore the bird’s anatomy and diet and the threats it faces. After the presentation, participants and staff will take a ...

Scrub stroll

September 19 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

September 20 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

September 23 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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...

LEC - Every drop counts

September 24 @1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Learn about the importance of having a rain barrel and how to assemble one. Staff will also describe additional methods of water conservation, such as Florida-friendly landscaping, rain gardens and low-flow water fixtures. The first 20 participants will receive a free low-flow showerhead. A limit...

LEC - Festive fall wreath making

September 25 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Make a unique wreath using materials found in nature. Materials and decorative items will be provided. The cost is $8 per wreath. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.  ...

Scrub stroll

September 26 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 a...

Scrub stroll

October 3 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 ...

Scrub stroll

October 7 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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 m...

Scrub stroll

October 10 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 ...

Scrub stroll

October 14 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 ...

Scrub stroll

October 17 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 ...

Scrub stroll

October 21 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 ...

Scrub stroll

October 24 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free 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 ...

Scrub stroll

October 28 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

October 31 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

November 4 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

November 7 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

November 11 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
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...

Lyonia Environmental Center
2150 Eustace Ave.
Deltona, FL 32725

Phone: 386-789-7207

For additional information, please contact:
Sandy Falcon
sfalcon@volusia.org
Ext. 21025

Volunteers contact:
Rachel Bartlett
rbartlett@volusia.org
Ext. 21023