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LESSONS FROM THE PACIFIC COAST, THE HATFIELD CENTER, NEWPORT, OREGON

POSTED JULY 28 AT 11:06 AM

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August 16, 2011

Contact: Linda Bowden
lbowden@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 117

Downloadable photos available at
www.echovermont.org/visitors/photos.html

ECHO Offers Pottery Program and Prehistoric Roadshow,
Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 at 1 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center will delve further into Native American tradition with a “come and go” pottery program this fall. ECHO, in conjunction with the Vermont Archaeology Society, will host a two-day archaeology workshop for visitors of all ages on September 10th and 11th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Charles Paquin, archaeologist and artist, will lead ECHO visitors in an interactive and educational experience over the course of two days. The first day of the program, September 10, will consist of a hands-on lesson in making pinch pots and coil bowls. The hand-building methods used to create this pottery will reflect those used by Native American tribes long ago. Guests will go home with their own pieces of pottery.

The second day of the program, September 11, will have a more archaeological focus where ECHO guests are invited to bring their own archaeological finds. Charles Paquin will analyze the items and share his thoughts about their history. He will also discuss how to shape stones and other natural materials into tools through a flint-knapping demonstration. Paquin will sit on the floor, as Native Americans did, and use ancient tools and rocks to create arrow points similar to those used for hunting.

ECHO guests will walk away with their own pottery and a better understanding of the archaeology of the Native People in the Lake Champlain Lowlands. The public is welcome to learn these Native American crafts through participation or just come and watch. The two-day program is free with admission to ECHO.

For more information call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 or visit www.echovermont.org.
 

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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, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal 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 Café managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 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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