ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Log Number: ARPML-250529-OMLS-22

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, will establish programs to help Burlington High School students, whose school was closed by the COVID-19 pandemic and then closed again for a multi-year building renovation. The museum will collaborate with the school to establish the Burlington High School Special Access Program to support repeat visitation and project-based learning. The museum also will develop the Burlington High School Development Institute–Museum Partnership Track and serve as a breakout space for teachers to plan lessons that integrate museum resources in collaboration with museum educators. Further, the museum will establish the High School Field Trip Activity and Extension Library by paying teachers to reuse their museum-integrated lessons plans. These products will form the basis of a field trip and extension library that other high schools visiting the museum can use.