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Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle Adoption Program

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is proud to partner with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to give Spiny Softshell Turtles a “headstart” on life in Lake Champlain. As a threatened species in Vermont, with only 300 adult specimens estimated to live in the lake, these fascinating turtles benefit from a winter of care at ECHO before being released into the wild in June. You can help ECHO’s animal care staff protect, feed, and maintain these cute little neonates (babies) through your turtle adoption.
 

Levels of Adoption

Softshell Supporter

In return for your tax-deductible contribution of $50 you will receive:

  1. Softshell Supporter certificate
  2. Photo of your turtle
  3. Plush softshell turtle toy
  4. Name your turtle
     

Become a Softshell Supporter

 

Spiny Softshell Turtle Adoption Packat includes hand puppet, certificate, personal naming card and information brochure
Softshell Superstar

In return for your tax-deductible contribution of $125 you will receive:

  1. Softshell Superstar certificate
  2. Photo of your turtle
  3. Plush softshell turtle toy
  4. Name your turtle
  5. Exclusive invitation to the turtle release into Lake Champlain in June
  6. Four passes to ECHO to visit your turtle with your friends

Stop by ECHO to see these wonderful creatures and purchase your adoption package today. Turtle names will be listed in the turtle nursery and on the ECHO website.

How to Adopt: Purchase online, stop by the ECHO Gift Shop, or call Tori Hart, Development Associate at 802.864.1848 ext. 134 or thart@echovermont.org. Adoptions will be available through Mother's Day, (May 11, 2014).

Become a Softshell Superstar

 

 
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