Internship Echo (Env Education)

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Internship Echo (Env Education)

  1. 1. ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain An Internship in Environmental Education
  2. 2. Why ECHO? <ul><li>E cology </li></ul><ul><li>C ulture </li></ul><ul><li>H istory </li></ul><ul><li>O pportunity </li></ul>
  3. 3. ECOLOGY <ul><li>The Basin </li></ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Difference! </li></ul>
  4. 4. CULTURE <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Current Situations </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><li>How we got to where we are today </li></ul><ul><li>History of peoples and history of resource use </li></ul>
  6. 6. Opportunities for Stewardship <ul><li>How to become involved in the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Room </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be educated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help others </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>-Research </li></ul><ul><li>-Organization </li></ul><ul><li>-Designing programs </li></ul><ul><li>-General Education </li></ul><ul><li>-Running activities </li></ul>My Responsibilities
  8. 8. Every Day: <ul><li>Scheduled Events </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Other Staff </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Guided Tour
  10. 10. First Floor
  11. 11. Into the Lake
  12. 12. Dinosaur Discovery!
  13. 13. Third Floor
  14. 14. Touch Tank! <ul><li>Sea stars </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Urchins </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Anemone </li></ul><ul><li>Horseshoe Crab </li></ul><ul><li>Flat-Clawed hermit crabs </li></ul><ul><li>Snails </li></ul>
  15. 15. Beluga Whale Dig!
  16. 16. Frog World
  17. 17. Watershed Way
  18. 18. Land of Opportunity
  19. 19. Adirondack Alcove
  20. 20. Resource Room <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Informed personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Current issues </li></ul><ul><li>Where to buy </li></ul><ul><li>How to be involved </li></ul>
  21. 21. ECHO’s Goal <ul><li>“ To educate and delight visitors of all ages [through]… diverse programs, regularly scheduled 20-minute live animal demonstrations and special exhibit talks” </li></ul><ul><li>-Immediate press release:Burlington Freepress </li></ul>
  22. 22. Why is ECHO a Success? <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers information in a fun and effective manner </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Local support </li></ul>
  23. 23. My experience <ul><li>Behind-the-scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Put my major to the test </li></ul><ul><li>Various opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Never lived the same day twice </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about my community </li></ul>
  24. 24. My Experience Cont… <ul><li>Stewardship Jenga! </li></ul><ul><li>“ ECHO Jeopardy” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Champ: Unsolved Mystery of the Lake” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ecological Footprint” </li></ul>

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