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Mon, Apr 8 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Kansas Wetlands Education Center
592 NE K 156 Hwy Great Bend, KS

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Date: 04/08/2024 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

While Great Bend, KS will not be in the path of totality for the April 8 solar eclipse, the moon will obscure 82.5% of the sun for our viewing.

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has an afternoon of games, science experiments, snacks, crafts, and safe viewing opportunities planned.

We encourage visitors to bring a lawn chair and their lunch to enjoy the festivities.

Safety is important!  You can damage your retina if you stare at the sun.  Thanks to the generosity of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club, we will have 300 eclipse glasses to distribute to participants that day.

Activities will include other safe viewing methods, learning about the moon phases (with a sweet treat), exploring how animals react during an eclipse, and creating a UV bead bookmark and an eclipse necklace to commemorate the event!

Lawn games will be available around our picnic shelter, and we will show a variety of eclipse related videos in our auditorium.

For more information about this free event, call 877-243-9268 Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC)