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

Scrub stroll

December 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 - Winter wonder fun

December 10 @10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Kids ages 5 to 11 can enjoyed a fun-filled four hours with nature-themed games, arts and crafts, and a holiday movie. This is a great opportunity for parents to take care of that holiday shopping list. Bring a clearly labeled sack lunch and drink for each child. An afternoon snac...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

December 11 @2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Watch “Earth Flight - Flying High” in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom. The BBC’s Earth Flight series takes viewers on a bird’s eye view, soaring across six continents and 40 countries. David Tennant narrates this behind-the-scenes look at how this four-year proje...

Scrub stroll

December 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...

Scrub stroll

December 16 @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 ...

LEC - Naturally Christmas Workshop

December 17 @10:30 am to 12:00 pm
‘Tis the season to decorate your home with what nature can provide. Using pine cones, twigs and other materials found in nature, we’ll incorporate the outdoors as we create holiday decorations. We’ll use some other repurposed, recycled and reused items in our creations. ...

LEC - A reptile's winter

December 17 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ever wondered why you don’t often see reptiles during the winter? While we burrow under mounds of blankets to try and stay warm, reptiles have their own survival strategies. We will discuss what turtles, lizards, alligators and other native reptiles do to survive the colder months. Afterw...

LEC - 'Gifting nature' hike

December 18 @3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Learn about the vital role scrub habitat plays in recharging the aquifer and the unique plants and animals that have adapted to survive in this harsh environment during this guided hike. LEC education staff will share ideas of how we can give nature a gift by being caring, environmental st...

Scrub stroll

December 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 m...

Scrub stroll

December 23 @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 ...

LEC - Environmental films

December 24 @1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Need a break from holiday shopping? Spend the afternoon in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom learning fun facts about owls, tortoises, butterflies and other interesting creatures. A new film will be shown every 35 minutes. Popcorn will be provided. Bottled water, soda, cand...

Scrub stroll

December 30 @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 ...

Tiny trekkers

December 31 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to the book “The Night Before New Year's,” take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.  Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.  ...

LEC - Family fun countdown to the New Year

December 31 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Families can play nature games and make recycled confetti poppers, wishing wands and countdown clocks to ring in 2017. The Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center will serve sparkling grape juice and popcorn. Supplies are limited to 15 participants. Lyonia Environmental Center is part of the Delto...

Scrub stroll

January 6 @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

January 9 @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

January 13 @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

January 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...

Scrub stroll

January 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

January 27 @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