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

March 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...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

March 26 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Watch “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” and follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in Mexico. After the film, participants can create a monarch butterfly craft and will receive native milkweed seeds to plant at home to help this beautiful species survive. Po...

Scrub stroll

March 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...

Explore Volusia: Gemini Springs bike-about

March 28 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bike the beautiful area around segments of Lake Monroe and Gemini Springs Park. The ride will be at least six miles long. Bring a bike and helmet. Meet at Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary.  Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors outdoor education progr...

LEC - Earth Day calendar workshop

April 2 @2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Earth Day, celebrated every year on April 22, promotes environmental awareness and calls for the protection of the planet. Create a countdown calendar from recycled materials that will remind you to do something positive for the planet each day of the month.  Meet at Lyonia Environmental Cen...

Scrub stroll

April 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 - Sea, touch & explore

April 6 @2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
LEC staff will share fun facts about sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Afterward, attendees can meet the center’s saltwater animal ambassadors.   Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.  Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. 2...

Scrub stroll

April 7 @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...

LEC - Radical reptiles hike

April 8 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
Lyonia Preserve is home to a variety of species of reptiles, including gopher tortoises. These long-lived gentle reptiles are keystone species because they dig burrows that provide shelter to hundreds of other species. LEC staff will lead an exploratory hike into the scrub to look for reptiles in...

Scrub stroll

April 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 ...

LEC - Raptors

April 15 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Birds of prey are among the most sophisticated birds on Earth; their eyesight, hearing and other senses are honed to help them catch live prey. Reinier Munguia, president of the Lake Region Audubon Society and an EagleWatch volunteer coordinator, will describe the physical and behavioral adaptations...

Scrub stroll

April 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 m...

LEC - Earth Day fun

April 20 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Help the LEC promote environmental awareness! Create recycled pop-up flowers, upcycled containers and pledges. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona Reservations are requested and may be made by ...

Scrub stroll

April 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 and ...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

April 23 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Every year, 100 million monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America, flying thousands of miles to reach a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. In “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies,” a NOVA film crew flies along with the monarchs, visiting thei...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

April 23 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Every year, 100 million monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America, flying thousands of miles to reach a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. In “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies,” a NOVA film crew flies along with the monarchs, visiting thei...

Scrub stroll

April 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

April 28 @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

April 29 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to the book “Spring is Here,” 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 Center. Re...

LEC - The amazing horseshoe crab

April 29 @2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Horseshoe crabs are amazingly adaptable as they make their yearly migration to different beaches. Many species – including mollusks, sponges and crustaceans – depend on horseshoe crabs for their survival. Learn about this important creature and its connection to the ancient beach of Lyon...

Scrub stroll

May 1 @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

May 5 @9:00 am to 12:00 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

May 8 @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

May 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

May 15 @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

May 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

May 22 @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

May 26 @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