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ECHO VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT- KATE MEYER

POSTED OCTOBER 3 AT 10:59 AM

ECHO's Mission is to Educate and Delight our…

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FOR IMMEDIATE
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“TURTLE TRAVELS” FINALLY REACHES ECHO!

New Traveling Exhibit Opens November 12

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steven Leibman
802-864-1848 ext. 125
sleibman@echovermont.org



(BURLINGTON, VT) — Think turtles have it easy? Then try life in the slooow lane at ECHO at the Leahy Center’s newest traveling exhibit, Turtle Travels, opening Saturday, November 12.

ECHO visitors will step onto a life-sized board game and explore firsthand what it’s like to be a turtle moving through a variety of habitats. They’ll try on a huge turtle shell, crawl under a live turtle enclosure, and help turtles to safety as they cross highways and backyards. They’ll discover fascinating facts about what it’s like to be a turtle: their amazing physical feats; how their bodies adapt to many different habitats; why turtles need shells; the kinds of hazards they encounter in the wild; and why turtles have been important to many different cultures.

Turtle Travels features fun, hands-on activities for families, including:

 

  • A Turtle Cam for a turtle’s-eye view of swimming through the ocean

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  • A Swiss Army Turtle illustrating how turtle’s body parts are adapted to fit their environment

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  • Interactive games that use the science of radio telemetry to track turtles through their terrain

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  • Real, live turtles, including a diamondback terrapin (for a limited time only)

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  • Cut-out “turtle traveler” and “turtle tracker” stand-ups, where visitors can pose for photographs


  • All in all, visitors of all ages will discover precisely why “slow and steady wins the race”— at Turtle Travels.

    The Turtle Travels exhibit is generously supported by TD Banknorth and Redstone, and will be presented at ECHO from November 12, 2005 through May 14, 2006. Admission to Turtle Travels is free with ECHO admission. Turtle Travels is created by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative (EEC!), a group of natural science museums working together to create traveling museum exhibits that engage visitors in learning about topics in environmental science. EEC! is made up of ECHO, EcoTarium (Worcester, MA), and the Children’s Museum of Maine (Portland, ME).

    ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is Vermont’s world-class Lake Aquarium and Science Center, on the beautiful Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features over 60 species of live fish, amphibians and reptiles, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits, and hosts traveling exhibits several times a year. The site also highlights the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial and heroic “Lone Sailor” statue. For more information on ECHO, visit our website at www.echovermont.org, call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN, or write to ECHO, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

 

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