There are so many amazing places to visit and learn more about Volusia County, including our conservation lands, rivers, beaches, parks and environmental learning centers. By gaining an understanding of our natural places, the wildlife and plants found in the county, you can help to ensure they are here for future generations. Green Volusia promotes and encourages community involvement through environmental stewardship, educational programs and volunteering.
Volusia County has abundant opportunities for you to learn more about the county’s natural places, wildlife and plants. You can also learn about things you could do to reduce the impact you have on your environment and ways you can get involved and help us to protect our natural places. If you are interested in learning more, there are programs for residents and visitors, school students, Cub Scout troops, and special interest groups.
Lyonia Environmental Center
Located in Deltona, the LEC offers programs to adults and children, homeschool and scouting groups. This special place is nestled within one of our conservation lands, Lyonia Preserve, which provides a backdrop and learning environment for its programs. See a list of available LEC programs.
Marine Science Center
Located in Ponce Inlet, the Marine Science Center is a facility devoted to education and rehabilitation of sea turtles and seabirds. Here you will also find programs geared to adults and children on how we can care for our marine ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabits them.
Explore Volusia is an environmental platform that sponsors programs exploring the natural resources in Volusia County. Biking scenic trails, hiking on conservation lands, paddling the St. Johns and Halifax rivers, and seine netting provide avenues to learn about the great wealth of nature Volusia County has to offer. See a list of Explore Volusia programs.
There are many volunteer opportunities that residents and visitors can get involved with to promote a healthier environment. These include waterway cleanups, invasive plant removals, manatee watch, and seabird conservation, to name a few. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Other environmental facilities in Volusia County: