Total Eclipse of the Heartland!

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Experience the Great American Eclipse at the point of the longest duration of totality, along with new friends from NASA, scientists, your new solar sisters and other eclipse aficionados.

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About the Trip

Girls will be in the center of the action as North America experiences a rare total solar eclipse. In Carbondale, we are the point of highest duration for totality and we have some amazing plans to celebrate! The days before the actual eclipse, we will be exploring St. Louis space attractions like the Science Center, Planetarium, Challenger Learning Center and the Zoo. On Sunday, we will have some fun camp activities and work on the requirements from the Breathe, Sow What, and Bliss Journeys. We will also earn the Girl Scouts Get to Know Nuclear patch. On Monday, we will grab breakfast and trek to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where NASA will livestream the eclipse and the university will have a huge STEM expo, full of hands-on activities, sun-spotting, demonstrations and activities from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, and more. At the start of the eclipse, we will have a special viewing area to experience the excitement of totality!

The countdown to the eclipse is on! 


Where You Go

Carbondale, Illinois

What to Know

You should have an interest in engineering, science, and all things STEM!

The Dates

August 18 - 21, 2017

What to Bring

Packing list will be provided after acceptance.

The Cost

Program Fee $175

Program Fee does not include transportation to and from the Destination. You will be responsible for round-trip airfare to St. Louis, Missouri.

A $50 non-refundable deposit will be due upon acceptance.

This program is supported by a generous grant from NASA, as part of the grant program - "Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts"

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Contact Information

Mary Buchanan
(618) 692-0692, ext 1115