Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County is excited to celebrate the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 with families from 1 – 5pm at Thompson Park on the hill.  The event is free, all we ask is that families register at the information table where water and light refreshments are available.  A limited amount of protective eyewear is available to borrow and to view the eclipse safely at the information table as well.

The event will host several fun educational family activities that everyone can enjoy.  There will be an arts and crafts area where families can learn how to make wearable hats with duct tape in all colors, shapes and sizes.  Another station gives families the option to design their own button to wear, or try one of our existing patterns.  Nearby several of our bio fuel stoves will be available for families to roast a marshmallow and learn how to keep this light weight stove hot enough to charge your cell phone using items found right around you in the outdoors.  Families can also make their own rockets and launch from one of our existing rocket launchers.  If families want something a little more active GPS hand held units are available to locate geocaches around the park.   Stephanie Graf, Youth, Family and Community Development Issue Leader, “hopes families will join 4-H for another educational opportunity that all ages can participate in.”

For additional information or to register, contact Karen Soule, 4-H Educator at 315-788-8450, or go to for additional information.