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.
 

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

 

  • 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 p.m. 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 - Slithering Saturday

June 23 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LEC staff will provide an introduction to snakes, one of nature’s most misunderstood reptiles. After the presentation, participants will meet several native and exotic species and learn about the important roles they play in the ecosystem. Participants can also view reptile artifacts. Meet at&n...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

June 24 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Watch “Bees: Tales from the Hive” in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom. Free popcorn will be served. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The LEC is part of the Deltona Regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; ...

LEC - Creature feature

June 30 @10:30 am to 11:00 am
Red-shouldered hawks are among Volusia County’s most visible and vocal residents. Visit Luna, a red-shouldered hawk, and learn about the species’ habitat and common behaviors and the importance of vision in their hunting and survival. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., De...

LEC - Tiny trekkers

July 7 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can take a short hike, make a take-home craft, and listen to the book  “Fidgety Fish and Friends.” Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.  Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. ...

LEC - Critter corner

July 14 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Stop by the LEC to meet the center’s animal ambassadors. Staff will handle the animals and answer questions. Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.  Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. ...

LEC - Sea, touch and explore

July 15 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Staff and volunteers will share fun facts about sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers and their connection to the ancient beach of Lyonia Preserve. Participants can meet the center’s saltwater animals. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Rese...

LEC - Brunch and learn

July 21 @8:00 am to 9:30 am
Learn about the importance of scrub habitat during a stroll through Lyonia Preserve, keeping an eye out for scrub jays, gopher tortoises and other wildlife. Afterward, meet and learn about a native animal while enjoying brunch, which will be provided by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center...

LEC creature feature: Alligators

July 28 @10:30 am to 11:30 am
All ages can learn about American alligators, which play an important role in the ecosystem and are considered a keystone species. Staff will explain how humans can share their habitat with these ancient reptiles. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations ar...

LEC - Pollinator power

July 29 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Children ages 7 and older can explore pollination and the animals that make it happen through games, crafts and a pollinator-themed snack. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

September 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...

LEC - Scrub stroll

September 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 - Scrub stroll

September 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 and ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

September 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 - Scrub stroll

September 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 ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

September 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 ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 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 and ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 5 @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; cal...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 8 @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 - Scrub stroll

October 12 @9:00 am to 9:00 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; cal...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 15 @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; cal...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 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...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 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...

LEC - Scrub stroll

October 29 @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