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🌪🐢🔬🔍ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
✨ Inspiring families in the joy of scientific discovery and wonder of nature
📍Burlington, Vermont

ECHO's design team worked with the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to update our signage and add braille descriptions throughout the Museum. Braille is now included on signage that depicts restrooms, elevators, stairs, exits, and room names. We also designed large graphics around our elevators and bathrooms to make them…
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For Women’s History Month, please join us in honoring, celebrating, and recognizing women’s achievements and contributions to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and environmental justice. The conception of Women’s History Month dates back to 1981 when it started as just a week dedicated to celebrating women’s history. As the movement spread,…
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To celebrate National Engineering Week, ECHO’s Museum Store has added a new line of STEM kits from ! Put your emerging engineers to work designing rockets, planes, boats, & more, while also incorporating green energy and other recycling concepts. Click the link in our bio to visit the Museum Store…
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Our friends at recently came by and explored our newest special exhibit, Measurement Rules. They worked together to become measurement wizards as they gauged height, distance, mass, and time using traditional and not-so-traditional tools and units, like chickens, apples, and pennies. Measurement Rules exhibit was created by . Reserve tickets at the link…
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It’s National Engineering Week! To help celebrate this week we want to remind you that our Engineer It Design Challenge Contest is still happening! Next time you visit ECHO, all you have to do is snap a photo of what you created in the Engineer It space, tag us in…
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The shells of many turtle species are divided into sections, each one called a scute. Shedding scutes is typically a normal process associated with growth in many species, included the Painted Turtle shown here. Shedding scutes can also be a sign of disease. The scutes are made of keratin, the same…
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