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ECHO Logo October 2014  
Issue 119  
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Celebrate hard Cider at ECHO
ECHO AfterDark presents:
Celebrate (hard) Cider
Sixteen hard cider producers will converge at ECHO in what is perhaps the largest gathering of hard cider makers in Vermont’s history. Producers from throughout the northeast will be presenting well over 30 varieties of cider, sure to please your palette! Tickets are $20 for ECHO members and $25 for non-members and include 12 tasting tickets, keepsake tasting glass, access to many of the producers, and lite snacks from Sugarsnap. Guests are encouraged to attend two presentations about apples and apple history as well. There will also be a “getting started” fermenting kit available to purchase from Vermont Homebrew Supply.
Buy tickets for Celebrate (Hard) Cider
Ghoulish Gadgets
Ghoulish Gadgets Camp
Burlington Schools have an in-service day on October 17 and to help kids in 1st through 5th grade (and their parents) make the day full of fun, we’ve created a day-long Ghoulish Gadgets camp. It runs 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and campers will construct Halloween themed contraptions that launch, toss, and go bump in the night—from Batman inspired grappling hooks to miniature pumpkin chuckers.Member: $60/day, Non-member: $65/day
Register for Ghoulish Gadgets

Volunteer Spotlight: Kate Meyer
ECHO's commitment to building future stewards of all ages is an integral part of our daily experience. ECHO is often the launching pad for volunteers and interns to become future scientists, educators, and environmental activists. Check out the blog from former intern Kate Meyer to see where an internship at ECHO or the Lake Champlain Basin Program can lead. Find out how you can volunteer or intern at ECHO.
Kate Meyer’s blog

What's a Howdy Cage?
Howdy Cage
ECHO's animal care staff does an exceptional job at keeping our animals well fed and healthy and they take particular care with behavior situations as well. Recently a new catfish was added to the large fish tank at ECHO which called for special safety precautions and introduction protocol. The video included here shows the “howdy cage” technique used to bring a new animal into an existing/established environment safely.
Howdy cage video
ECHO AfterDark/
Café Sci #2: Coffee
ECHO AfterDark Café Scientifique on Coffee
The livelihoods of coffee farmers are deeply linked to environmental conditions. In this presentation Katlyn S. Morris (UVM Dept. of Plant & Soil Science) and Martha Caswell (Research/Outreach Coordinator) discuss current environmental issues affecting coffee farmers, including climate change and coffee leaf rust. Guests receive a coffee shrub courtesy of the UVM Horticulural Club, while supplies last. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members. For the 21+ crowd.
AfterDark/Café Sci Events

Holiday Parties
Holiday Parties at ECHO
Thinking about a special occasion or celebration? ECHO is the perfect venue to celebrate and commemorate! There are several open dates for holiday parties, receptions and more available thoughout the fall and winter. Plus, it is never too early to reserve ECHO for a summer wedding. ECHO event managers Meg Billado (ext. 127) and Alli Kozick (ext. 124) are ready to make your planning easy so give them a call today. 802-864-1848.
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What's happening next?
October 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 Cup Photo/Image – Abbe Malcolm/Jazmine Rodriguez, Kate Meyer – supplied, Holiday Parties – A. Kozick © ECHO, Howdy Cage Catfish – A. Malcolm © ECHO.
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