It's time again this year to sign your kids up for the ECHO Ranger program. This is a wonderful program that highly recommend families take advantage of. The ECHO Ranger program is for kids in grades 1st-5th and is $20 per child. When you sign up and pay the $20 per chid you will get a "passport" book filled with activities in Volusia County that your child can do for free.
As your child does these activities for free one parent can also get in for free along with them (if you have two kids in the program then two parents can get in free). There are lots of things to do, including visiting museums, parks, and more. They will have the opportunity to take a hike, go biking, create artwork, and a whole list of other things. Along with many scheduled events that your child can sign up for, there are also 15 non-scheduled ones you can complete on your own time.
ECHO covers the area of ecological, cultural, heritage, and outdoor resources. So your child (and you) will have the opportunity to learn from each of these areas... all for $20 and the time you invest. It's a great program!
Here are the two sign up locations:
- 6 pm Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Marine Science Center, located at 100 Lighthouse Drive in Ponce Inlet.
- 6 pm Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park in Ormond Beach.
Just show up on that day to sign your child up and pay the $20 per child fee. You can also stop in DeBary Hall to get registered.
You can read the full Passport here to see what types of activities are included in the ECHO Ranger program. Whether you complete 8 activities in order to attend the annual end-of-season graduation, or you just go to those that interest you this program is a lot of fun and a great learning experience.
You can read more about the program here.