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ECHO Logo February 2015  
Issue 123  
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ChampFest at ECHO
ChampFest at ECHO
February 14 through March 3 celebrate the mystery and majesty of our beloved Lake Monster this winter Vacation. ChampFest inspires all visitors to make Champ’s home, Lake Champlain, the healthiest it can be. Join in the daily Champ parade, experience great activities and fun crafts, and view our exclusive Champ film featuring the story of the famous Sandra Mansi photo. As a special treat, the original Champ Photo taken by Sandra Mansi in 1977 will be on display at ECHO for public viewing! On Saturday, Feb. 21, Champ’s friends from around the world will be visiting ECHO - live animals from the great folks at Wildlife Encounters. Closing out the festival on Saturday, Feb. 28, join Ed Shankman, the author of Champ and Me: Under the Maple Tree for an exclusive reading and book signing.
ChampFest Information
FeBREWary 2015:
AfterDark Goes Dark
FeBREWary 2015
AfterDark Goes Dark, an ECHO AfterDark evening on the topic of dark beer, for adults 21+., featuring hard-to-find dark beer. Dozens of dark beers will be available for tastings. The evening will include special presentations, hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of science. You’ll learn a lot at this annual event just for the grown-ups. Price: $20 ECHO members/$25 non-members. Price includes TEN beer tastings along with a collectible tasting glass. All proceeds support ECHO’s vision of providing the knowledge and inspiration to make a healthier Lake Champlain.
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ECHO Camps
Registration OPEN
ECHO Camps
ECHO Vacation and Summer camps registration is NOW OPEN. ECHO Camps offer one-day and week-long science, stewardship, and design-themed day camps. In February, campers will design and build simple machines to lift, spin, and race imaginary visitors through their own water park empires. In March, children will design and construct their own squirrel-proof bird fortresses. Although Summer Camps begin on June 22, enroll your child today to ensure their participation. ECHO Camps are made to instill the science skills and environmental ethic needed to create a healthier Lake Champlain.
ECHO Camp Registration
Lake Champlain starting to ice over
Partnerships Matter

ECHO prides itself on being an integral part of the Burlington experience. Rich partnerships and collaboration with fellow organizations help to make our home town a wonderful place to live and visit. These partnerships are prominently displayed this coming Saturday, February 7, as ECHO participates in Burlington’s Winterfest. Visit ECHO for ˝ price all day and enjoy special art projects, our current exhibition, and the great Family Expo - the first 200 kids get a free movie pass. Cheer on hardy souls as they jump into Lake Champlain to support Special Olympics. Visit the summer camp fair at the Hilton and spend some quality time strolling Church Street with it’s incredible ice sculptures and winter lights. Visit at least two of these events and get your family passport stamped for the chance to win great prizes. ECHO loves being part of this community and days like Winterfest make it all so visible. Check it out!

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: "Champ" – J. Silverman © ECHO; FeBREWary – A. Malcolm © ECHO; ECHO Camps – A. Malcolm © ECHO; Bottom photo — A. Malcolm© ECHO
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