Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Exhibit Coming to ECHO, discounted admission for VT State Parks campers!

Give a hoot… don’t pollute!… And visit the awesome exhibit Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, this summer.

Conservation and recreation come together in this educational and nostalgic traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service. Check it out May 30 and through Sept. 13. The beloved American icons will help teach visitors how to care for the natural resources that sustain our world with a number of fun and interactive nature-themed scenes.

Visit the “Itsy Bitsy Spider Rain Garden” to use runoff in effective ways and see how rain will “Go with the Flow” into streams. Explore “Can You Believe it Comes From a Tree” to see how products used every day got their start. Learn about eco-friendly product choices, recycling, and conserving water and energy to make “A Happy, Healthy House,” and so much more.

ECHO guests will learn tips and tricks that they can apply to real life. They will leave with a greater appreciation and understanding for the world around us, gather useful information for safer boating and camping, and gain a stronger connection with the great outdoors.

Special visitors will help offer related programming, too. On July 8, 15, 21, 28, and August 5, 12, 18, and 25, the U.S. Forest Service will be on-site to give a look at what they do every day, teach us to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and lead fun crafts.

The big guys, Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl themselves, will be at ECHO on July 21, 28, Aug. 18 and 25. Stop by for photo ops and a great hands-on learning experience.

Starting June 12, the Burlington Fire Department will be at ECHO from 10 a.m. until noon every other Friday. Firefighters will offer a real-life look into their courageous jobs with demonstrations and truck tours.

Lastly, ECHO is excited to work with Vermont State Parks, offering $4 admission to State Park campers – bring your camping receipt to receive this great discounted rate! ECHO members will also have the opportunity to explore Vermont State Parks through complimentary day-use passes.