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ECHO Logo July 2014  
Issue 116  
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Pop Up Gastronomy
Pop-Up Gastronomy Series
Join us at ECHO AfterDark’s Pop-up Gastronomy series as we celebrate food, wine, eating and drinking in this hyper-regional food event on the Waterfront at ECHO. We’ve partnered with the Bluebird Restaurant Group where, on four separate evenings, they will present guests with multi-course food, wine and beer dinners and brief discussions of the influence of the evening’s dinner faire.
ECHO AfterDark Pop-Up Gastronomy Series
Wacky Wednesdays
Wacky Wednesdays are back! Every Wednesday, at 12:30, ECHO hosts a family-focused, super-fun, building challenge. Challenges range from tall towers to balloon rockets to water filters. On some of the Wednesdays we’ll be joined by members of the VT Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, who will serve as expert consultants while we build.
Wacky Wednesday photo album

Root Beer Float Day
Root Beer Float Day
Families are welcome to visit ECHO on Saturday July 19, 2014, for Root Beer Float day. Enjoy root beer floats in a commemorative, color-changing ECHO cup on the Terrace overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain. In addition to Vermont’s own Rookies Root Beer and Island Ice Cream, ECHO’s award-winning caterer Sugarsnap, will fire up the grill with delectable farm-to-table picnic fare. Picnic fare and root beer floats are in addition to ECHO admission.
Root Beer Float Day

Volunteer Appreciation Night
Summer at ECHO is a busy and fun place to work. Before the push of summer is upon us, we recently gathered new and returning interns and volunteers to celebrate the dawn of a new summer and to just generally have a good time together. Interested in joining in on the fun? Please visit ECHO’s “Get Involved” section of our website.
Appreciation Night photo album
Turtle Release
In June, a few dozen warm blooded creatures on two legs converged on a clandestine beach in North Hero to place four legged-shell-wearing-tiny neonate spiny softshell turtles, and a few map turtles, into Lake Champlain. The turtles over-wintered at ECHO as part of the “head start” program with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. They have grown twice their normal size while in ECHO’s care, giving them a greater chance at survival.
Blog post about turtle release

Sugarsnap this Summer
Sugarsnap at ECHO
On Fridays during July and August, Sugarsnap at ECHO will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, mint limeade, iced coffee (and more!) on the Terrace from 11-2. The indoor cafe will continue to be open 10-3, 7 days a week, serving up locally-sourced fare for the whole family including lunch, snacks and their famous mac & cheese. You may visit Sugarsnap without paying for ECHO admission. Just check in at the front desk.
Sugarsnap’s menu

“Celebrate the Lake” Photos
Celebrate the Lake Photos
ECHO’s first “Celebrate the Lake” 3rd of July party was a great success with over 250 people enjoying delicious food, live music, great company and, of course, the fireworks! Weather was a factor for folks outside as there was an all-out waterfront evacuation declared, but it was lifted and the fireworks went off at 9:45 p.m. Thanks to everyone who supported ECHO’s education programs by purchasing a ticket to “Celebrate the Lake”. We can’t wait until next year!
“Celebrate the Lake” Photo Album
What's Happening Next?
July Calendar There is always something exciting going on at ECHO! ECHO offers educational programming and live animal feedings every day at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., all free with admission. Check ECHO’s Calendar of Events page to get the most recent and up-to-date look at all the happenings both day and night!
ECHO's Calendar of Events

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Update Staff:
Editor: Gerianne Smart, Director of Marketing and Communications
Design: Abbe Malcolm, Graphic Communication Designer
Photo credits: Pop-Up Gastronomy – © Francis Pearl, used with permission,
Wacky Wednesday – B. Elliston © ECHO, Neonate map turtle – Courtesy J. Kiedaisch, Volunteer Appreciation Night – G. Smart © ECHO
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