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Monday, January 30, 2023

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‘Fall Into Phenology’ Hike

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Learn about phenology — the study of how plants and animals are affected by nature’s annual cycles — during this guided hike through Lyonia Preserve. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Protecting the Gopher Tortoise

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

The gopher tortoise is a protected species found in all 67 counties in the Sunshine State. Learn about their anatomy, diet, life span and what you should do if you find one that is sick or injured. Staff will share ways to participate in citizen science activities that help provide biologists with important data used […]

T-Shirts to Totes – Holiday-Style

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Bring a T-shirt and follow along as an environmental specialist shows you how to upcycle it into a tote bag. Forgo that wrapping paper and use your new tote bag to wrap your gift, providing the recipient not only with a multipurpose gift, but one that’s also good for the planet. Take part in-person or […]

A Reptile’s Winter

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

During this in-person and online presentation, learn how turtles, lizards, snakes and other species adapt to the cooler winter temperatures. Staff will display some reptile artifacts. A link will be provided for online participants. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Hike for Your Health

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Experience the physical and emotional health benefits of hiking during this guided hike through Lyonia Preserve. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Upcycle Your Gratitude

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Journaling about things you are grateful for can reduce stress, increase happiness and improve self-esteem. During this in-person and online program, staff will provide step-by-step instructions on creating an upcycled gratitude journal using junk mail. A link will be provided for online participants. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Gratitude Nature Scavenger Hunt

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Having a spirit of gratitude takes practice. Bring the kids to connect with nature on a guided hike in Lyonia Preserve. The group will look for specific things that provide inspiration and a sense of gratitude. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Registration is required; call […]

Tenacious Turkeys

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

During this in-person and virtual program, learn fun facts about turkeys, including how fast they can run and how they communicate. This presentation is recommended for families and children ages 7-12. Free. A link will be provided for online participants. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Plants for Wet Areas

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

During this in-person and online program, Tina McIntyre, a Florida-friendly landscaping agent for the Seminole County Extension, will explain which plants thrive in wet places. A link will be provided for online participants. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

‘Fall Back Into Nature’ Hike

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Fight the daylight-saving-time slump by getting outside and spending time on Lyonia Preserve trails. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

North Atlantic Right Whales

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

With fewer than 400 left in the wild, North Atlantic right whales are some of the most endangered large whales in the world. These marine mammals are typically sighted off of Florida coastlines December-March. Join staff in person or online to learn why these whales are coming to our area, why they are endangered, and […]

Tiny Trekkers

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Children ages 2-7 can enjoy a reading of Here Comes Fall! Afterward, they can take a short, guided hike through Lyonia Preserve to experience the sights and sounds of the outdoors. Wear closed-toe shoes. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Halloween Among the Trees

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Parents can bring their little goblins to enjoy a non-spooky adventure outdoors that includes crafts and encounters with LEC’s scaly reptile ambassadors. Participants will search for creepy, crawling creature tracks along the trails of Lyonia Preserve. Afterward, friendly costumed characters will hand out treats while the group explores the pollinator garden. Free. You must make […]

A Great Start in the Scrub

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Bring your breakfast, and learn some interesting facts about scrub habitat and the unique plants and animals that inhabit this area. After breakfast, the group will take a short hike into Lyonia Preserve. Free. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Because of the recent increase […]

‘Where Art Thou, Scrub Jay?’ Hike

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Florida scrub jays are busy birds this time of year. They can cache thousands of acorns a year, burying them in the sand just below the surface. Take a guided hike through Lyonia Preserve to learn more about this unique species and try to observe them preparing for cooler weather. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, […]

Hiking for Your Health

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

10-11 a.m. Spending time in nature may boost your mental and physical health. Join LEC staff for a fresh air hike along Lyonia Preserve’s trails. Participants should wear closed toe shoes, bring water and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar sand trails. Free. Because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, participants are asked […]

Building With the Environment in Mind

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Online or in person at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Green building practices reduce the impact we have on our environment by conserving our natural resources, and low-impact development manages stormwater on-site and incorporates nature into built environments to prevent flooding and remove pollution. Learn how these development practices work with nature to […]

It’s a Crab’s Life

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Visit the LEC’s resident saltwater hermit crabs, and learn about their environment and connection to the ancient beach of Lyonia Preserve. Staff will also shed light on other intertidal invertebrates during this program, which will be presented in the Discovery Room. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Volunteer and Learn

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Cultivate your green thumb by doing basic garden maintenance in the raised garden beds and pollinator garden. This may including weeding, soil preparation, planting and watering. Volunteers will learn about pollinator gardens and their importance for bees, birds and butterflies. There will also be a conversation about native plants for home gardens. Free. Call 386-736-5927 […]

Build Your Resilience

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL

Climate resilience looks at the big picture, evaluating how communities plan and respond to disruptive events that threaten quality of life. This workshop, which will be offered in the classroom and online, will provide tips on becoming more resilient. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

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