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

LEC - Environmental film series

July 31 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Watch the Nova documentary “Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” and peek into the monarch’s secret and fascinating world. Meet friends and enemies of the butterfly, and fly with the monarchs on their migratory odyssey. Bottled water, sodas and snacks will be available for purcha...

Tiny trekkers

August 6 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to the book “Inch by Inch,” 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 ma...

LEC - Beat the heat workshop

August 6 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Looking for fun things to do with the kids this summer? Come join LEC staff for this creative workshop where kids will learn how to make ice cream in a bag, homemade lava lamps and other creations! This program is recommended for children ages 7 and up. Cost of program is $3 per program pa...

LEC - Watch "Crane Song"

August 7 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Every year, 80 percent of the world’s sandhill cranes make their way through the 75-mile stretch of Nebraska’s Central Platte River Valley on their spring migration. This film weaves together striking visuals and majestic sounds of the birds’ journey with stories and insights of th...

LEC - Ladybugs & lacewings

August 13 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ladybugs are one of the most beneficial insects you can invite into your garden to control pests. Although small, a single ladybug can consume 50 to 60 aphids in a single day! Explore along with us their life cycle, ecological importance and learn what you can do to attract them to yo...

LEC - Creative composting

August 13 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Composting can transform yard debris, food scraps and other organic material into valuable fertilizer. You can make a difference in our environment by simply composting at home. Gardeners call it “black gold” because of its nutrient richness and the value it adds to your soil.&...

LEC - Back to School Hike

August 14 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Enjoy one last hike into Lyonia Preserve before school starts. We will be looking for plants and animals that live in this desert environment. Participants should wear closed toe shoes, bring water, and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Av...

LEC - Seine netting

August 20 @9:30 am to 11:00 am
Estuaries are home to unique plant and animal communities that have adapted to brackish waters. LEC and Explore Volusia staff will guide you on a hike through parts of beautiful Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Fish, bird, and plant species identification will be part of the focus of th...

LEC - Bats

August 20 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Did you know that some bat species can eat 500 to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour? A bat box can provide our native Florida bats with a much needed safe place to live. Bats will return the favor by eating insects around your yard! During thisthis workshop participants will lear...

LEC - Family Game Day

August 21 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bring the family to Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom any time between 2 and 4 p.m. to play some fun, environmentally themed board games or be scientists for the afternoon while examining specimens under a microscope. Spend some time in the LEC gallery learning about our animal ambas...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Scrub stroll

November 14 @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