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

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November 5, 2011

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

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

"Get Your Lake Physics On"
AT ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — WHO: We’ve all been in the water and have seen water waves on lakes and streams but there is more to water than meets the eye. Join the UVM chapter of the Society of Physics Students as they perform interactive demonstrations that highlight the various properties of water. Topics include: buoyancy, physical and optical properties of water, waves (mechanical and water, solutions), pressure and more! Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386

WHAT: We will take a closer look at some of the familiar properties of water as well as some not so common ones. How do fish keep from floating or sinking? What do they have in common with scuba divers, hot air balloons, submarines, and a gold crown from 200 B.C.? Learn about and observe this concept we call buoyancy.

How long can a snorkel be? What happens when you pump the air out of a 55-gallon drum? Experiment and observe the effects of water and air pressure.

BIs that fish in the water really where it appears to be? We’ll demonstrate the principle of refraction in water using a laser, fog machine, and the physics department’s trained water breathing snail.

Join us as we investigate some of the interesting properties of water that can be seen on and in Lake Champlain and other bodies of water.

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS: Currently ECHO is hosting the traveling exhibit, GROSSOLOGY, the (impolite) Science of the Human Body which is part of the admission price and is at ECHO through January 8, 2012.

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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