Children in grades 1-5 are invited to join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, an educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. The program is offered at more than 50 sites including parks, museums, libraries and historical sites.
For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECHO Rangers is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 program. To register, download a registration form. Those signing up at DeBary Hall will receive their ECHO Ranger materials onsite; others may pick up their materials at the DeBary Hall Visitors Center.
Volusia County's ECHO Ranger program educates youth, their families and scout troops about the many Ecological, Cultural, Heritage and Outdoors offerings.
The program is for children in grades one through five (as of Aug. 15, 2019). The cost is $20 per child. Entry fees to all sites for the ECHO Ranger candidate and one adult are included in the $20 fee.
ECHO Rangers programs are at parks, museums, historical sites and libraries throughout Volusia County. Activities are scheduled on weekends from September through May. Each activity lasts one to three hours, and reservations should be made for each program at least one week in advance.
The ECHO Rangers program is coordinated by the staff of DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. If you have any questions about the ECHO Rangers program, please call DeBary Hall at 386-668-3840.
How does the program work?
The guidebook explains the many different sites in the program. ECHO Rangers must participate in specially designed ECHO Ranger activities at a minimum of eight sites. Participants take their guidebook to each site and receive an ECHO Ranger stamp when they complete that site’s activity or program.
What materials does an ECHO Ranger receive?
In addition to the guidebook, students will receive:
Graduates will receive a T-shirt and certificate.
Cookout and Graduation Celebration
Children completing the program will be invited to the graduation celebration where they will be promoted to official ECHO Rangers – an elite group of students who have educated themselves about the many great quality-of-life offerings in our community. The graduation celebration will be in June 2020.
ECHO Ranger guidelines
Children and a parent are encouraged to complete the registration form in August.
For more information about the ECHO Ranger program, please contact Tracy Mestre at email@example.com or 386-668-3840.