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Special MDC Lecture Will Feature North Atlantic Right Whales in New Smyrna Beach (2017)

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Special MDC Lecture Will Feature North Atlantic Right Whales

Julie Albert will be the guest speaker for a special February lecture at the Marine Discovery Center. Albert is the manager of the Marine Resources Council’s North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring Program.

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February 2017 events at Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona

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The following February 2017 events are offered at the Lyonia Environmental Center, located at 2150 Eustace Ave in Deltona:

● Tails & Tales
2:00-2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd
Ever wanted to learn more about reptiles? LEC staff will share a few
interesting fun facts about these creatures followed by an opportunity
to meet some of our resident reptile animal ambassadors. For
registration please call (386)789-7207 ext 21028

● Nature Film Series: “Earth Flight”
1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4th
Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along
with some of the world’s most gorgeous birds during this film
showing. Feel your heart pound as you scramble with Snow Geese to try
and escape the talons of a Bald eagle. Popcorn will be provided.
Drinks, candy and snacks are available for purchase. For registration
please call (386)789-7207 ext 21028

● Mammals of the Scrub Hike
2:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5th
LEC staff will lead this guided hike into Lyonia Preserve. Learn about
the mammals that live in scrub habitat, and why they are an important
part of the ecosystem. While hiking, we will look for signs of mammals
that call this “xeric” habitat their home. Participants should bring
water, wear closed toed shoes and be prepared to hike on sugar fine sand
trails. For registration please call (386)789-7207 ext 21028

● Get Back to Nature Hike in Lyonia Preserve
1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11th
Spend some time with LEC Education staff on a guided hike through
Lyonia Preserve while learning about Florida’s unique scrub habitat,
ephemeral wetlands, and endangered species that call scrub habitat home.
Participants should bring water, wear closed toed shoes and be prepared
to hike on unpaved sugar sand trails. For registration please call
(386)789-7207 ext 21028

● Recycling & Reptiles with a Valentine’s Twist
2:00-4:00 pm. Sunday, February 12th
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Join us in the classroom
to meet some live reptiles and create a take-home valentine craft
using recycled materials, perfect for giving to a reptile lover in your
life. This free program is sponsored by The Friends of Lyonia
Environmental Center and suitable for all ages. Supplies are limited and
pre-registration is required. For registration please call
(386)789-7207 ext 21028

● Popcorn and a Movie- “Super Hummingbirds”
2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26th
With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the
fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Learn why speed is
their “middle name” and how their flight is faster than our eyes can
see. Popcorn will be provided. Drinks, candy and snacks are available
for purchase. For registration please call (386)789-7207 ext 21028

● Guided Scrub Strolls at 9 a.m. every Monday and Friday in
February
LEC staff will lead these guided hikes in Lyonia Preserve. Strolls
will be offered every Monday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. It
is strongly suggested that participants wear closed toed shoes, bring
water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar sand trails. These
programs are free. For registration please call (386)789-7207 ext 21028


Yoga in Nature
Join Sivananda Yoga instructor Hiroko Pallasch for this hour long
program where we will be focusing on breathing, concentration, and
relaxation while enjoying nature. Please bring a yoga mat, face towel,
and a bottle of water. This program is free. Yoga will be held inside in
adverse weather conditions. Held every Friday morning at 9 am. For registration please call (386)789-7207
ext 21028