This April, NY State will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. This could be an opportunity for fun STEM explorations with youth in your community! Check out these resources if you are interested in learning more.
NASA has a variety of resources and activities that could help support your local program:
Solar Eclipse Resources from NASA's Night Sky Network
NASA also partners with local libraries to host eclipse events. This could be a wonderful way to grow or start a new collaboration in your community.
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) also has a variety of materials and resources for training, promotion, community collaborations, and youth activities for the eclipse.
You can connect with Zoe Learner Ponterio, Outreach Coordinator, at Cornell's Spacecraft Planetary Image Facility (SPIF) and overall champion of 4-H. Among the other wonderful resources available at SPIF, Zoe has an eclipse workshop that she would lead for youth and adults. This workshop could be in-person if you're located in central New York and could also be held virtually. Contact Zoe to learn more.