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Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

By Susan Strawbridge Posted on August 17, 2017

Park volunteer Elizibeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about solar eclipses. She will present two programs on Sunday, August 20, 2017, one will be held at 11:00 am with another at 2:00 pm. Both programs will be held in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center located on US 19. There will be no charge to attend these programs.

DeMonte says, “The total eclipse in North America is rare. It is in the path of several million people and this talk will give a few basic facts about the total solar eclipses and the one which will take place on Monday, August 21.”

She will give an introduction to a solar eclipse and how it differs from a lunar eclipse, and why we will see only 85% of the eclipse in Florida. You will learn how to safely view or photograph the eclipse, and why you should never look at the sun.

Learn about how solar eclipses affect some animals.

These programs will take place at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:00 am and at 2:00 pm.