Solar Eclipse Activities at Libraries Workshop

Event information and registration:

The Solar Eclipse Activities in Libraries (SEAL) Workshop will prepare and empower public library staff to facilitate meaningful solar and space science programs for their patrons that build curiosity, knowledge and inspiration. Attendees will receive hands-on training on operating solar telescopes and other methods for direct and indirect solar viewing, best practices for developing and facilitating STEM programs, and how to engage with community partners and library-specific digital resource networks. Attendees will also be able to sign up for free solar eclipse glasses to distribute to their communities in advance of both eclipses! The workshop will use materials from the circulation kits and highlight best practices in using those materials but the strategies, activities and resources shared during the workshop will be useful to attendees whether they have access to a circulation kit or not.

The goals of this solar science workshop is to help library staff:

  1. Build off the excitement of the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses, and engage their patrons in solar science activities
  2. Safely and effectively facilitate direct (e.g.
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