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Contact: Steven Leibman or Grace Per Lee
802-864-1848 ext. 125 or 131
sleibman@echovermont.org or gperlee@echovermont.org

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“WIND: POWER & PLAY” BLOWS INTO ECHO

May 16 – November 1

Want to put some wind in your sails? Then head to Burlington, Vermont’s ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, for “WIND: Power & Play,” running May 16 through November 1. This compelling exhibit explores and celebrates the aerodynamics, force, flight, science, and fun of wind, through innovative interactives featuring a Hurricane Simulator and a dazzling collection of kites.

Visitors to “WIND: Power and Play” will:

  • Get blown away in their Category One Hurricane Simulator — experience winds up to 78 miles per hour!
  • Enjoy building — and launching — planes and rockets, while uncovering the principles of flight.
  • See a unique collection of world, contemporary, mini and giant kites — and discover the pioneering kites and inventors that aimed towards human-powered flight.
  • Fly customized kite creations — indoors — at the Wall of Wind.

ECHO Executive Director Phelan Fretz says, “’WIND: Power & Play’ is the ‘perfect storm’ — incredible science plus tons of hands-on fun.”

As with all ECHO exhibits, visitors can deepen their experience through hands-on educational programs for all ages, such as “Wind: A Force to be Reckoned With.” Using a high-tech response system, participants will share their personal reactions and discuss the implications of wind — its energy, power, and play in our lives. Additional programming includes classes and camps, moderated community dialogues, speakers, competitions, and public events that celebrate and examine the beauty and power of wind; specifics can be found at echovermont.org.

“WIND: Power and Play” is part of the Energy Project Vermont — A partnership between ECHO and Burlington City Arts, with the support of University of Vermont. Sponsored by: The Jan & David Blittersdorf Foundation and Technology Park; Burlington International Airport and Seventh Generation; Green Mountain Power, the Lintilhac Foundation, SymQuest® Group Inc., and Vermont Public Power Supply Authority.

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, over 100 interactive experiences, seasonal changing exhibits and events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call 1-877-324-6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

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