North America will experience a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, and in some areas – a total solar eclipse. To prepare Girl Scouts for this exciting experience, there will be an special event at Camp Iti Kana on Saturday, August 19. We will explore what causes an eclipse, what to expect, and how to safely view an eclipse. Girls will enjoy related crafts and activities and get a fun patch for participating. For more details on this event, please click here to view registration information.
Do you have a group of Girl Scouts with an interest in Astronomy? Recently GSGMS received a grant from NASA to start Solar Scouts Astronomy Clubs within our council. Two of our wonderful volunteers (Amy Gonzalez and Denise Steil) attended specialized training and will be establishing these clubs for Cadettes and above in the very near future! Plans for the Solar Scouts Astronomy Clubs will be shared at the upcoming event!
Are you looking for some additional resources?
Check out this website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
Related Products Available through GSGMS:
Get Eclipsed Information Book
Eclipse Viewing Map
Solar Viewing Glasses