Archived Webinar Series: Interpreting the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 !
For the first time in over a century a total solar eclipse will be visible over the entire United States, August 21, 2017. This spectacular total solar eclipse will be visible within a 70-mile wide path stretching across the continental U.S. beginning in mid-morning on the Oregon coast, crossing the United States, and finally disappearing on the South Carolina coast by mid-afternoon.
This eclipse will be a unique and powerful opportunity for sharing the excitement of science and the wonder of the Sun and Moon as they create a total solar eclipse on Earth.
The webinar series covers basics about solar eclipses, touches on NASA's research on the Sun, Moon and the Sun-Earth connection, and explores activities, resources and ideas for connecting the eclipse experience with major interpretive themes in parks, refuges and other interpretive sites.
You may view any or all of the sessions which were held January - March 2017.
Tuesday, January 24 – Basics of Solar Eclipses
Thursday, February 2 – Our Sun is an Above-Average Dynamic Star!
Tuesday, February 14 – Without the Moon There Would Be No Eclipse!
Thursday, February 23 – Earthly Connections to the Sun
Tuesday, March 7 – NASA Resources and Activities Part I
Thursday March 16 – NASA Resources and Activities Part II
Thursday March 23 – Interpret the Eclipse!
Webinar abstracts and access to archived sessions and resources are here (site login required).
Also visit our Eclipse Resources for Interpreters Page
Free Climate Science and Communication Mini-Course!
What’s currently going on with climate change in Alaska, and how do we best engage audiences on climate issues? If you’ve been wondering about these and similar questions, save-the-date October 21st, and join the Earth to Sky interagency partnership for an in-person mini-course in Fairbanks, with our partners from NASA, National Park Service, and many other agencies and organizations. Join us!
- Meet with world-class scientists and communicators and explore the best practices and latest insights into understanding/responding to changing climate
- Hear about the latest research being conducted by the NASA Arctic Boreal and Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Campaign in Canada and Alaska
- Learn tips on climate communication from experienced Earth to Sky alumni
- Explore new tools, including citizen science activities and stunning visual resources from NASA
- Discover useful online resources to help develop your understanding of and ability to communicate about climate
- Become part of a statewide community of engaged educators, working on the best ways to communicate about climate with audiences, both on-site and virtually
- Outline your own customized plan for presenting a climate program or designing a product for use at your work site
And best of all, learn how to stay connected to these scientists and communicators over time. You’re not alone in your efforts - and here’s proof there’s lots of help available!
Target Audience: Federal, State, Municipal, Non-profit and private organization communicators, school educators, and anyone interested in climate literacy. Participation by partners and collaborators is especially encouraged.
What: ETS@AK Mini-course 2016
When: Friday, October 21st, 2016
Where: Fairbanks, Alaska - at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
No Tuition Fee
For more info or to add your name to our email list of those interested, Contact:
John Morris Earth to Sky - Alaska Coordinator
16542 Marcus Street
Eagle River, AK 99577
Lead, Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Office: (301) 614-6669 or (410) 480-0718
Earth to Sky (ETS) is expanding its efforts through this course with new emphasis on partnering, and sharing new research specifically within a locally-based and engaged community of communicators and scientists. We are delighted with its successful launch, and look forward to the many future opportunities and new products that will surely result about changing climate in this region.