- Design & Distribution of 31,000 custom-designed safe-viewing eclipse glasses
- A 4-H eclipse-themed summer science experiment
- Teacher Professional Development through 5 videos and 3 Q&A Web Chats
- School Visits by WVU Faculty
- A Pre-Eclipse Open-House Event on Saturday, August 19th at the WVU Physics & Astronomy Department
- An Eclipse-Day Viewing outside the WVU Mountainlair
We estimate that our eclipse project engaged over 50,000 West Virginians!
|Locations receiving eclipse glasses. Blue = schools, red = informal venues
(ex: 4-H clubs). Dot size is proportional to distributed numbers.
- Participants gained awareness, interest, and ability to safely view the eclipse
- Participants gained greater understanding of eclipses, the Sun-Earth-Moon connection, and space science.
- Participants experienced a greater sense of community and appreciation for WVU.
- Educators had greater ability and confidence to host their own eclipse viewing events.
- Educators are more likely to visit WVU and make use of other science education resources.