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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Wildlife Wednesday Walks

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Volunteers will lead an exploratory hike through Lyonia Preserve. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on sugar sand. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Tiny Trekkers

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Children ages 2-7 can take a short hike, make a take-home craft, and listen to the book Animals in Winter. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Holiday Upcycled Ornaments

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Listen to holiday tunes, sip nonalcoholic cider, and eat cookies while you create handcrafted ornaments using upcycled materials. Participants will take home several ornaments to green up their holiday tree or attach to a package. This program is recommended for age 6 and older. The Friends of Lyonia Environmental will provide refreshments. Free. Reservations are […]

Candy Cane Science

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

 Inquisitive kids of all ages can do some experiments and uncover the sweet science behind candy canes. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Recurring

Wildlife Wednesday Walks

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Volunteers will lead these exploratory hikes through Lyonia Preserve. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Weekday Wildlife Encounter

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Visit the LEC for a meet-and-greet with one of the center’s resident animal ambassadors. Learn what its life is like at the center and how that animal survives in its natural habitat. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Sunset Over Lyonia Hike

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

LEC staff will lead this relaxing hike into Lyonia Preserve, where participants can enjoy a picturesque sunset. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Lyonia Photography Club

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Lyonia Preserve has unlimited opportunities for photographing birds, reptiles and plants. Join volunteers from the West Volusia Audubon Society for this monthly program series, which includes in-class instruction and field opportunities to hone your skills. All skill levels are welcome. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Environmental Earth Keepers

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Children ages 6-12 can learn about shorebirds. Activities will include a lesson, craft and outdoor experience. Wear closed-toe shoes. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Gyotaku Art

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese form of art that fishermen used more than 100 years ago to keep a record of the fish they caught. Explore the history behind this process, create your own gyotaku print using a rubber fish replica, and learn how to sign your name in Japanese. This program is recommended for […]

Winter by the Wetland Hike

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Look for signs of winter during this group hike to Lyonia Preserve’s ephemeral wetland. LEC staff will discuss the plant and animal species that are dependent upon this intermittent body of water. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Pine Tree Art

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Children age 5 and older and their families can turn a pine cone into a holiday decoration, as they learn fun facts about pine trees. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Nature at Night

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Tom Scotti, founder of Ahopha Wildlife Rescue, a local nonprofit organization, will share stories from more than 25 years of experience in wildlife rehabilitation. Attendees will be entered into a prize drawing. The Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center will provide snacks. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Recurring

Wildlife Wednesday Walks

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Volunteers will lead these exploratory hikes through Lyonia Preserve. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Permaculture Gardening

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Pick up some tips on how to grow more food in a limited space. The Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center will give each participant a free native plant. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

Home-Schooled Children’s Program: A Tree’s Story

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

For home-schooled children in first through ninth grade. Children can boost their environmental IQ by taking part in nature walks and classroom learning experiences. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

Peculiar Poinsettia Hike

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Learn about the history and customary uses of this striking plant as you hike along Lyonia Preserve’s red trail. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Gift the Birds

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Winter is the season for giving, so why not give a gift to our feathered friends? LEC staff will share the do’s and don’ts of making a treat tree. Participants will make a hanging bird treat to take home. This program is recommended for age 6 and older. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. […]

Critter Corner

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Explore the LEC, and meet the center’s animal ambassadors. Staff will handle the animals and answer questions. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Saltwater Tank Feeding

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Join employees at the saltwater aquarium as they feed the center’s marine animal ambassadors. Menu items include krill, seaweed and shrimp. Discover which critters enjoy that menu, their unique eating methods, and the important role each plays in the ecosystem. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.