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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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November 19, 2011

Contact: Tracy Truzansky
Ttruzansky@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 120

WILD WACKY BURP CONTEST!
AT ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Noon.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Attention all kids! Tired of getting in trouble for burping at your dinner table and in the classroom by your teachers? For all the years you’ve been told it’s rude to burp in public, well here is your one chance to come up with the longest, loudest, and most disgusting burp you possibly can at our WILD WACKY BURP CONTEST! For all the times you’ve been forced to hold your burps in, well now you can share your nasty gift with the world, and to make it even better, all burps will be into a microphone! But best of all, you don’t even need to say “excuse me!”, because here, your grossest burps are encouraged! The grosser, the better! All parents are welcome to join the fun, but only under the supervision of their children. We look forward to hearing your nastiest belching abilities. Free with admission!

We will be awarding the contestants who have:

  • Most Realistic Fake Belch

  • Longest Belch (will be timed with a stopwatch)

  • Creativity (can they sing or speak or other such creative belch?)

So please make sure that you eat a big meal before you come in so you can compete at your best!

This event will take place at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Saturday, November 19th, at Noon. This event is free with admission

Other events to look for:

December 10: Cooties! – The Realities of Infection – Family audiences. Explore the science of the sneeze and the evolution of the scab. Meet Vermont Children’s Hospital staff for Grossology Q & A. Climb aboard the FACT ambulance.

Ongoing event during GROSSOLOGY: "Find the Foot" game: Test your scientific observation skills and play “Find the Foot” each week at ECHO! We’ll stamp a special Grossology “Find the Foot” card at our front desk each time you discover its unusual location in ECHO’s exhibits. When you find it in five different locations over the course of the exhibit’s stay (through January 8, 2012), you'll receive a Grossology Goodie Bag filled with fun and useful (and potentially gross) stuff from ECHO and the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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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