The Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017 the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes. While Florida is not among the 12 states that have been declared to be a best place to experience this rare phenomenon, we will get to experience approximately 80% obscuration of the Sun.
Our students will be in school during this event and our educators will take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime happening to make it a tremendous learning experience for our students. NASA approved Eclipse Glasses have been purchased and all teachers will be trained on methods of safe viewing of an eclipse, complete with warnings regarding attempts to watch this event without protecting one’s eyes. We look forward to this extraordinary event and making it a positive learning experience for everyone!