Sign a Group Up Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PVBOucM4rDVJA8QHHSfSU1o5EK_waRQMWDeC4XzlGKM/edit#gid=0
The eclipse is coming! And the eclipse will be a positive experience for many students in the Clarke County School District (CCSD)! The community and several university members have donated to a fund to ensure that Clarke County students will have eclipse glasses. CCSD needs the solar eclipse glasses to be delivered to the local schools and they need STEM education teams (3+ members) to be at local schools to help during the eclipse to remind students to keep their glasses on, to talk about science and STEM, and to remind students that looking at this phenomena and making observations is science!
Below is a link to a google document, which you can link your research group to a school. Yes, you pick your school (sign-up in the fourth column)! In selecting a school, you will be responsible for dropping the eclipse glasses off with the contact person at the school, and then you and your research group will need to be at the school on August 21st. Depending on the school's need, you may be at the school from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM, or a lesser amount of time (I would suggest planning for the full three hours). You will be sent your school contact person in August, and a 'cheat sheet' about talking to students for you and your research group as we get closer to the eclipse.
Your interactions with K-12 students will be with potential scientists, and also potential politicians, voters, and everyday folks. With all of the science issues facing our world, people need to appreciate what science (and STEM) stands for and we need to encourage students in STEM fields.
If you have a lab group or a group that would like to adopt a school, please sign-up on this sheet below. Please pass this along, and thank you all for the great work you do at UGA!