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ECHO VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT- KATE MEYER

POSTED OCTOBER 3 AT 10:59 AM

ECHO's Mission is to Educate and Delight our…

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December 20, 2011

Contact: Gerianne Smart
gsmart@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 125

ECHO Open all Christmas Week
Closed Christmas Eve and Day

WHO: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will be open for all holiday travelers and other guests during the week between Christmas and New Years Day with extended holiday programming.

As is usual, ECHO is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but is open every day onward (until next year’s Thanksgiving Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

WHAT:ECHO’s education team will be on hand along with the animal care staff every day to educate guests with daily demonstrations and animal feedings. PLUS, Guests can enjoy the last few weeks of the current traveling exhibit: Grossology, The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.

OTHER EVENTS: GROSSOLOGY, the (impolite) Science of the Human Body, last day to enjoy it is January 8.

ECHO AFTER DARK: Cafe Scientifique: CubSat ~ The Next Frontier, Vermont in Space: Thursday, January 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With a grant from the Vermont Space Grant Consortium, a part of the NASA Space Program, a group of students from four Vermont colleges and universities, are making significant contributions to the Development of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workforce by developing a CubeSat, a new space technology. Suggested $5 donation at the door.

Seasons of Change, opens on Saturday, January 21, 2012, an interactive exhibit that demonstrates how climate change is impacting the landscape of new England through the seasons. Free with admission to ECHO.

ECHO AFTER DARK: FebBREWary~ The Science of Beer: Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the science of beer making with experts presenting a variety of topics and more than a dozen world-class beers for tasting. 5 tastings included in the admission price. $20 non-members, $15 members.

Our Body: The Universe Within, opens on Saturday, April 14, 2012. An extraordinary exhibit of actual human specimens allowing guests to literally “get under the skin” of the mysteries of the human body. Presenting partner is the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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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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