November has been a busy month at ECHO. On a recent Friday, 80 energized 1st and 2nd graders from Thatcher Brook Elementary School buzzed around the building as they engineered snowboard ramps, practiced their snowboard skills on spooner boards and checked out the snowboard art and design exhibit created by Burton Snowboards.
All of this activity is part of a partnership program between ECHO and Burton called Stoked About Science: Burton Riglet Snowboarding! Close to 500 school children from around the region have participated in the program so far this year, with another 200 scheduled to visit in December.
The Stoked About Science: Burton Riglet Snowboarding! program pairs an ECHO-led Forces of Motion engineering activity with Burton’s indoor learn-to-ride P.E. program and is designed to introduce youth to the science and sport of snowboarding.
The program runs from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. There are still a few available dates in December and is free, plus includes admission and the chance to check out a special “Experience Snowboarding” exhibit, developed with Burton.
See echovermont.org/burton-riglet for more details and then contact us at (802) 864-1848 ext 127 with questions and to book your visit today!
The Stoked About Science: Riglet Snowboarding program is presented free of charge to educators and their students thanks to the support of Burton Snowboards, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Vermont.