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Total Eclipse Prep Party for 4-H Volunteers

March 7 @ 5:00 pm

On April 8, 2024, parts of Maine will experience a total solar eclipse- and this won’t happen for another 20 years! A total solar eclipse happens when the moon lies exactly between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on a small patch of the Earth’s surface.

Does the idea of a total solar eclipse light your spark? Are you interested in learning more about it and sharing your excitement with youth? If so, we want you to join us!

What do I need to bring?
We want you to bring a friend, a colleague, a neighbor, a parent from your 4-H club… a SUN-BUDDY! This person doesn’t have to be an enrolled 4-H volunteer, but someone that is excited about the total eclipse and would like to share their enthusiasm and help you do ONE activity with youth prior to, or on April 8th. You could plan to do an activity with your club, at your Extension office, at a library, in a classroom or maybe with a homeschool group- it’s totally up to you!

What are we going to do at the Total Eclipse Prep Party?
We will feed you dinner, take you to a show at the University of Maine Jordan Planetarium, do a hands-on activity with you, help you and your “sun-buddy” plan your activity and have materials, supplies and resources available for you to take.

Why should you participate?
This will be a fun in-person evening with other people who have a common interest, you will get to enjoy dinner on us (pizza and salad), and the opportunity to learn more about the total eclipse! You will also receive free materials to implement activities, solar eclipse viewing glasses, AND a t-shirt!

 

To register, click here. 

Venue

Lafayette and Rawcliffe 4-H Science and Engineering Learning Center
491 College Avenue
Orono, ME United States

Organizer

Jen Lobley
Phone:
(207) 255-3345
Email:
mailto:jennifer.lobley@maine.edu
View Organizer Website

Other

Sponsor
Cooperative Extension
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