Explore the World of Science With ECHO Science & Stories Series

The ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. Welcoming more than 167,000 visitors annually, through more than 100 interactive exhibits; 70 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians; major changing exhibits; a 2,500-square foot early learning interactive space; ECHO encourages visitors to view the natural environment as part of their neighborhood and to explore, learn about, and consider opportunities for stewardship. 

Throughout the month of May, the ECHO Leahy Center is offering Science & Stories, an online science series complete with lessons and experiments for at-home learning, presented by their Youth Programs Manager, Elizabeth Nuckols. Every Wednesday, Elizabeth engages audiences with song, reading a book, and a hands-on component around different seasonal topics.

Learn about animals, earth, and everything in between with these educational videos! Continue reading below to learn more about these exciting programs.


Science & Stories:
“A Home for Turtle”

Wednesday, May 5, 11 – 11:30am
Admission: Free
This event will be available on the ECHO website, their Facebook page, and their YouTube channel.

Do you know the ingredients of a pond? Join Elizabeth as she mixes one up and together we will stock it with the creatures that call the pond habitat their home. 

Science & Stories:
“A Good Day Fishing”

Wednesday, May 12, 11 – 11:30am
Admission: Free
This event will be available on the ECHO website, their Facebook page, and their YouTube channel.

The snow is melting in the mountains and the rivers are running high and fast. It is a great time of year to go fishing! But what do you need for a good day fishing? Join us for Science and Stories at ECHO to find out and share stories about the one that got away!

Science & Stories:
“Seed Science”

Wednesday, May 19, 11 – 11:30am
Admission: Free
This event will be available on the ECHO website, their Facebook page, and their YouTube channel.

A seed holds all the promise of a colorful field of flowers and a bountiful garden. Where can you find seeds to plant if you can’t get to the store? They are in your kitchen cabinet, in your yard, in your compost! Plant some seeds today and feel the joy as they take root, sprout, and grow.

Science & Stories:
“Bubble Magic”

Wednesday, May 26, 11 – 11:30am
Admission: Free
This event will be available on the ECHO website, their Facebook page, and their YouTube channel.

Can you make a round bubble? Sure you can! How about a square bubble? Check out this week’s Science and Stories and explore bubble shapes with Elizabeth.

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Learning at Home | Week of 5/03 – 5/07