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ECHO Logo December 2014  
Issue 121  
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Illuminate the Lake Winer Festival
Illuminate the Lake Winter Festival
ECHO’s newest festival, while literally illuminating the interior and exterior of the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, will also illuminate your mind and imagination. Join us each night as the facade of ECHO becomes a huge digital display - think of your favorite, throw-back, 8-bit graphic game! Wander in wonder as the interior of ECHO transforms with lights of many colors and seasonal decorations. Illuminate your understanding of the environment around us through the eyes of unique animal ambassadors. Always wanted to see furry animals at ECHO? Now’s your chance! Visit ECHO on Saturdays and meet an Arctic Fox, Skunk, Groundhog, Porcupine, Opposum, Siberian Husky, and real Reindeer.
Illuminate the Lake Info and Schedule
Illumination Kick-off
Party and Sale
Illumination Kick-off Party and Sale
Come to ECHO on Dec. 11, 5 to 7 p.m. to receive gift shop discounts, special deals, and SugarSnap creations to keep you going on a cold winter night. Check out the new, unusual, and extra special gift items that ECHO has to offer while experiencing the internal and external lights at ECHO that Illuminate the Lake. As always, there is no need to pay admission to shop in our gift shop, and this event is FREE to the public.
Shop ECHO Evening info

ECHO AfterDark/
Café Sci #4: Coffee
ECHO AfterDark Café Scientifique on Coffee
Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. for our last Cafe Sci of 2014. Russ Kramer and Lindsey Bolger will discuss the development of tools for farmers as they confront challenges associated with climate change, with an emphasis on World Coffee research and CINICAFE in Columbia. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members. For the 21+ crowd. Coffee drinks from KGM and Lite snacks & cash bar provided by Sugarsnap.
Café Sci Coffee Events

You Give. We Give.
You Give. We give.
Since 2006 ECHO has provided benefits to over 230,000 people through the Open Door program. The You Give, We Give campaign is the single largest public fundraiser for this program each year. When you purchase or renew your membership between now and January 31, ECHO gives a membership to deserving familes in our region through a network or partnerships with 38+ social services organizations.
Purchase a membership today.

Kinetic Toy Lab
December Camps at ECHO
During winter break, in this creative maker camp, children will design and build moving toys inspired by the wild animals of Lake Champlain. Make a salmon run up a marble maze, a bullfrog leap out of a box, or an automaton turtle snap its beak! Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For children in grades K-5th grade. Camp Schedule: Dec. 29 Marble Mazes; Dec. 30 Jack-in-the-boxes; Dec. 31 Mobile Sculptures; Jan. 2 Automatons.
Register for any or all days

Illuminate the Lake Winer Festival
A Message from ECHO

In this time of Thanksgiving I want to reflect on the incredible community that is ECHO. Our staff and volunteers spend untold hours each week crafting an experience that is like no other in Vermont. Instilling the wonder of discovery in young children, opening the eyes of youth to opportunities for environmental action, and reawakening the inquisitive scientist in adult visitors are something we take pride in doing day-in and day-out. Our 70 species of animals benefit from top notch care that is a model in our industry. We couldn't do any of this great work without your support. Your membership, donations, and regular attendance make the mission of this organization come alive. Thank you for joining us on this journey - we look forward to inspiring you and your family for years to come.

All the best,

Phelan Fretz
Executive Director


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Update Staff:
Editor: Stephen Perkins, Director of Development & Communications
Design: Abbe Malcolm, Marketing Manager
Photo credits: Illuminate the Lake Image, – A. Malcolm © ECHO; Gift Shop – A. Malcolm © ECHO; You Give. We Give images – © ECHO; Bottom winter photo © Kurt Madison
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