The question posed in ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center's "Race: Are We So Different?" exhibit isn't easily answered. But that's not for lack of trying. The eye-opening traveling show has inspired lots of interactive programming at the museum. The Saturday Community Conversation Series — which drew more than 800 visitors on a single day in November — is back on January 12 with $2 admission, a discussion of diversity in Vermont and a family-friendly performance by African hip-hop trio A2VT (pictured). And every Friday at 11 a.m., preschoolers are invited to a special "Let's Talk About Race" story hour. Presented in collaboration with Reading to End Racism, the themed sessions prompt youngsters to embrace their differences. It's a particularly timely lesson as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches on January 21. Visit ECHO that day to take part in service and stewardship opportunities, as well as see a short musical production by Edmunds Elementary School students. The theme? "I have a dream..."
S.O.L.E. Camp is an outdoor education and recreation day-camp for campers, ages 6-12, to learn what it takes to be naturalist in the beautiful setting of at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Activities include wildlife tracking, habitat monitoring, gardening, science experiments, fishing, outdoor survival, and much, much more! Camp…(more)