For the first time since 1776, the path of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be exclusively visible in the contiguous United States. Nebraska Extension is hoping to capitalize on the rare scientific opportunity by encouraging Nebraskans to become citizen scientists.
The BugMasters volunteer program, held in mid-July, was a two-day training camp that covered topics such as basic insect biology and insect orders, pollinators, pests, and how to teach insect programs.
The largest youth development program in the nation, 4-H, is calling on all alumni to help bring 4-H programming to 10 million youth by 2025. Currently 4-H empowers nearly six million young people in every county across America, including over 140,000 4-H members in Nebraska.
On Aug. 21 the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse in 38 years. Nebraska Extension is helping Nebraska educators get their students excited for this rare event through a series of solar eclipse trainings offered this summer.