It’s finally here! Today is the day. I’ve got my computer and my phone both cued up to watch the live stream from NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream.
This has been a fun week as we’ve been counting down the days to the eclipse. What a great STEM project for our 4-H’ers! Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math, or STEM as we often call them, is one of the major vehicles we use in 4-H to teach our youth life skills that will help them become caring, competent, and contributing citizens today and in the future. It’s just one of the many things I love about my job! Today, thanks to awesome support from Teachers and Administrators in our county, youth from Pre-K to 12th grade are doing activities that focus on the solar eclipse at some point in their day. I’m grateful to have been asked by many teachers to be a part of that. I hope that each of you will take a little bit of time to join us in observing this “outta this world” phenomenon.
Don’t forget – do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse. Also, it’s not safe to look through binoculars, cameras, or any magnifying device without proper protective equipment in place.