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

June 3 @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 - Environmental film series

June 4 @10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Escape the heat and relax in the LEC classroom as you watch the Eyewitness DVD collection and learn fun facts about a variety of interesting creatures – including birds, insects and amphibians – that are found in different habitats. A new film will be shown every 35 minutes. Bottled wate...

Scrub stroll

June 6 @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

June 10 @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 - Extraordinary echinoderms

June 11 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sea cucumbers, sea stars and other animals make up this advanced group of invertebrates. Learn about their anatomy and feeding habits, the important role they play in nature, and their connection to the ancient beach in Lyonia Preserve. Afterward, the group will have a hands-on experience with LEC&r...

Scrub stroll

June 13 @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

June 17 @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 - Summer Science Saturday

June 18 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Conduct some fun and interesting science experiments and explore insect specimens under the microscope during this interactive workshop. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling  386-789-72...

LEC - Slithering Sunday

June 19 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Stop by between 2 and 4 p.m. to meet LEC’s reptile animal ambassadors and learn about Florida’s state reptile, the American alligator. Meet several native and exotic species of snakes and learn about the important role the native species play in nature. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Ce...

Scrub stroll

June 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

June 24 @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...

Tiny trekkers

June 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to the book “Clumsy Crab,” 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 may be mad...

LEC - Sand-swimming skings

June 25 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Florida sand skink is highly adapted for life in the sand. This four-inch reptile is endemic to the Central Florida scrub and other xeric habitats. Learn interesting facts about this unique threatened species and its connection to the scrub habitat of Lyonia Preserve. Meet at Lyonia Envi...

LEC - Life with chickens

June 26 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Have you ever considered raising chickens? Join Master Gardener Ed Williams for this presentation designed specifically for beginners. He will share tips for raising healthy and happy chickens, discuss potential issues, and share humorous stories from his experiences. Meet in the Lyonia Envi...

Scrub stroll

June 27 @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...

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