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ECHO Logo September 2014  
Issue 118  
 
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Coffee The World in Your Cup Exhibit
Coffee: The World in Your Cup
ECHO’s next traveling exhibit opens on Saturday, September 13th. Coffee: The World in Your Cup explores how coffee affects cultures, economies, and environments around the world. Engaging maps, photos, artifacts, audiovisual presentations, and hands-on crafts help visitors of all ages learn a deeper lesson about the origin of coffee as well as the methods of production, and its impact on the environment — from backyard birds to global climate change. Plus, free coffee will be available on weekdays courtesy of Keurig Green Mountain!
Coffee: The World in Your Cup Exhibit
ECHO AfterDark Event:
Firkin Monday
Firkin Monday
Tickets are now on sale for “FIRKIN MONDAY”, the largest cask beer event in Vermont History taking place at ECHO on Monday, September 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Over a dozen regional breweries will present 15 varieties of one-of-a-kind brews fermented in casks or ‘firkins’. Tickets include 15 tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, and food by Bluebird Tavern. $25 non-member, $20 ECHO members.
ECHO AfterDark Firkin Monday Tickets and Info

ECHO takes
ALS Challenge
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Thanks to an invitation from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, our partners in the Great Lakes Network, we recently took the ALS Challenge. A few hearty ECHO employees doused themselves with a bucket of Lake water to help raise awareness and funds for ALS research. It was poured over our porous concrete and rain garden so the water was captured and will be naturally filtered on its way back into Lake Champlain.
ECHO ALS Challenge Video

ECHO Films:
Native Peoples
ECHO Films
Vermont ethnographer Ned Castle and award-winning filmmaker Matt Day teamed up with ECHO to create four exclusive films focusing on our region’s Native Peoples exploring basket making, drumming, language, and fellowship. We are privileged to share these films with our guests and will be showing one of these special films every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. from September 6 through November 10.
ECHO exclusive Native Peoples films
AfterDark and
Café Scientifique Events
AfterDark and Café Scientifique Events
To complement the current exhibit, Coffee: The World in Your Cup, we developed four evening events, for the 21+ crowd. The first one will be on Tuesday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Rick Peyser and Marcela Pino will discuss changes and opportunities faced by small-scale coffee farming families, food for farmers and ideas of what consumers can do. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members.
AfterDark/Café Scientifique Events

Story Explorers
Returns
Story Explorers
With the return of the school year, ECHO is once again offering the twice-weekly Story Explorers program every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. This special story time is geared toward pre-K children and their caregivers. After the story, guests will engage in deeper exploration and discovery. Stories and activities change weekly so check ECHO’s calendar of events for up-to-date information.
ECHO's Calendar of Events

Volunteer
Spotlight
Volunteer Spotlight
Are you interested in meeting people, learning new things and making a difference? If you can spare just 4 hours a week you may be just the right person for an ECHO volunteer position! Volunteers go through a fun training and become part of the important fabric of education we bring to our guests. Fill out an online application and get involved, have fun and make a difference!
Volunteer or intern at ECHO
What's Happening Next?
September Events 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: Coffee Worker – © Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, ALS Ice Bucket Video – M. Billado, Story Explorers Mug/Book – G. Smart © ECHO, Close-up detail Ash split and sweetgrass basket by Jeanne Brink, Abenaki – G. Smart © ECHO, Volunteer Jane Schlossberg – A. VanVranken © ECHO, Map and spiny softshell turtles - G. Smart (c) ECHO.
 
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