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Environmental Programs

Program calendar

School programs
Field trips

Group tours
Whether you are a novice group of naturalists or seasoned explorers we encourage all environmental enthusiasts to join us in learning about one of Florida’s unique ecosystems, the scrub. Our exceptional educational tours include in-depth discussions of the exhibits in the gallery, “green” elements of our LEED-certified building and guided hikes in Lyonia Preserve. Tours are perfect for collegiate student groups, profit and not-for-profit organizations, Florida Master Naturalists, environmental clubs, etc. For more information or to book a tour, please call Shari Smith at 386-789-7207, ext. 21026.

Homeschool programs
The LEC offers a variety of hands-on, interactive learning experiences that cover a broad range of environmental topics for homeschoolers. Our classrooms offer many resources to enhance your scientific learning experience including microscopes, dip nets, magnifiers, compasses, GPS units and more. You may choose an activity from a list of FCAT and Sunshine State Standards programs offered by the center. If you prefer, the LEC staff can customize a program to accommodate a topic your of your choice. For more information or to book a program, please call Shari Smith at 386-789-7207, ext. 21026.

Scout programs
Looking to fulfill a badge requirement for your scout group? Lyonia Environmental Center offers a variety of programs that can assist you in meeting your requirements. Our nature-based programs cover topics such as environmental science, conservation, bird studies, hiking and much, much more! The LEC staff also can customize a program that will best fit your needs. For more information or to book a program, please call Melissa Hughes at 386-789-7207, ext. 21027.

Public programs
The naturalist staff at the Lyonia Environmental Center provides a vast array of public programs throughout the year. Whether your interest lies in Florida wildlife, conservation issues, gardening, the arts, or you just love getting out in nature, we have a program to fit your needs! For more information, or if you have a program idea, please call Melissa Hughes at 386-789-7207, ext. 21027.

Green Volusia
The Green Volusia program is a long-term initiative designed to provide residents and visitors with information about green, or sustainable, practices.

Parks, Recreation and Culture
Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture programs and facilities incorporate a theme that embraces Environmental, Cultural, Heritage and Outdoor (ECHO) activities and sites throughout the county.

Volunteer programs

Volusia County Conservation Lands Outreach Program
Please call Environmental Management at 386-740-5261 if you have a question about a county land. 

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