ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will host a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Jan. 21 from 10 am-5 pm that begins with $2 admission all day. Events are as follows:
10:30 am: Talking About Race & Culture with the We All Belong Americorps Team Many people aren’t used to talking about race and culture. The RACE exhibit can help people understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism. Come view the RACE exhibit then join with others for a discussion about race and culture. Share what you learned in the exhibit with others.
12:30 pm: Inclusion Community Craft with ECHO’s Teen Leadership Team All it takes is one drop to create a ripple to make a difference. Join ECHO’s Teen Leadership Team to create a community art installation honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The project will reflect The Greater Burlington Area’s ever increasing diversity and participants’ dreams for our community.
2:00 pm: “I Have a Dream” Musical by Edmunds Elementary School Chorus No two journeys are the same. Yet, we are all the followers of dreams and dreamers. The Edmunds Elementary School Chorus (EES) presents “I Have a Dream”, a short musical of six stirring songs with connecting narrations. Join the EES Chorus for a 20-minute, inspiring musical journey toward hope and freedom.
3:30 pm: Cultural Diversity Puppet Show by Puppets in Education This program addresses respecting differences, facing the challenges of being Vietnamese-American and African-American in a predominantly white state, and customs and holidays of Vietnam. Puppets in Education teach children how to keep safe and healthy and to appreciate each other’s differences. Twenty-three programs utilize life-sized puppets that demonstrate respect, compassion, and inclusion in a diverse community.
For more information about the celebration please call the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at (802) 864-1848 ext. 125 or visit www.echovermont.org.