Hands-on Fun at ECHO!

March 12, 2012 Mobius

Sarah Soule and her mentee, Makayla

It was a night of hands-on fun at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.  Mentor pairs from around Chittenden  County enjoyed a free night of science, fun, and a delicious dinner courtesy of  ECHO and Sugar Snap.  ECHO has generously hosted Community Science Night for the mentoring community for several years, and it is always a real treat for young and old.

The creative fun and hands-on exhibits, of course, are great ways to get ECHO visitors to the museum’s end goal, which is  increased awareness of the ecosystem of the lake and the region.  Demonstrations were made even more interesting to young people because they were presented by young volunteers, not all that much older than the mentees in attendance.  Bob Wheel, a mentor through Spectrum, appreciates that, “Community Science night was a great opportunity for mentor pairs to learn about the evolution of the champlain valley!”

Lauren Fereshetian and her mentee, Lisa, practice doing a TV weather forecast.

From a mentoring perspective, it is a great way to spend quality time together.  Lauren Fereshetian is a mentor through King Street Center,  “The Community Science night was a great way to explore with my mentee. It opened up dialog about science and Vermont ecology that we wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

If you and your mentee missed Community Science Night, you can still enjoy the fun and fascinating exhibits at a bargain admission price.  ECHO is a long-standing sponsor of the Mobius Mentor Discount Card, offering a discount to mentor pairs daily throughout the year.