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Contact: Steven Leibman
(802) 864-1848 ext. 125
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EXPLORE ALL THE GROSS THINGS OUR BODIES DO
TO KEEP US HEALTHY AT GROSSOLOGY:
THE (IMPOLITE) SCIENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY

Premiering May 27 at ECHO


(BURLINGTON, VT) — Sometimes it’s stinky; sometimes it’s crusty; and sometimes it’s slimy. Explore why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, scaly and smelly gunk at GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body during its summer appearance at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Based on the best-selling book, GROSSOLOGY features giant, interactive animatronics and outrageous exhibits and games to tell the good, the bad, and the yucky about runny noses, body odor and much more. GROSSOLOGY — sponsored by Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care — will be at ECHO from May 27 through September 4.

Exhibition highlights include:

 
  • Nine-foot-tall “Nigel Nose-it-All”: Learn everything you always wanted to know about the critical role of snot.


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  • “Y U Stink”: Smell your way through the world of body odor.


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  • The “Skin Climbing Wall”: Use warts, hairs, and wounds as hand and foot holds, while learning about pimples, blisters, and bruises.


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  • “The Vomit Center”: Answers the timeless question, “Why do we throw up?”


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  • “Toot Toot”: Create an orchestral arrangement of not-so-classy gassy sounds.


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  • “Urine: The Game”: A virtual reality tour of the kidneys.


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  • “Burp Man”: Pump enough soda pop into this huge cartoon character, and the acid indigestion builds to his releasing a humongous belch.


  • GROSSOLOGY is the most ‘poop-ular’ traveling exhibition in the entire country, and it promises to be a real gas,” joked Phelan Fretz, ECHO’s Executive Director. “Look for GROSSOLOGY-related activities in our daily ECHO Encounters, special guest appearances from the dynamic staff of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and surprises galore throughout the whole summer!”

    As a teacher, writer, curriculum designer and microbiologist, GROSSOLOGY author Sylvia Branzei explains the concept of GROSSOLOGY as a learning tool: “This is science in disguise. If we teach students in their own words, they’ll understand better and actually learn something.”

    For more information on this special ECHO exhibition, visit echovermont.org or call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN ext. 100.

    GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body was created and produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations L.L.C. in collaboration with Science World British Columbia. Planet Dexter and GROSSOLOGY are registered trademarks of Penguin Putnam Inc.

    ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 60 species of live fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles, over 100 hands-on experiences, and major traveling exhibits. The 2.2 acre site is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial. ECHO is open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major holidays and most Mondays in winter. Admission is $7-$9, children under 3 are free. For more information, visit echovermont.org, call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN, or write to ECHO, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
     


 

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