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2 for 1 Activity Books!

On August 5, 2017, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

We in what’s known as “eclipse crunch time”. (Just made that up.) Orbit Oregon would like to announce that if schools, clubs, or libraries want to buy a whole case of activity books, we will MATCH your purchase and give you a case! 125 books in a case. Why? Because we…

The Big Eclipse at Cathedral School!

On June 12, 2017, Posted by , In Eclipse education, With No Comments

Elaine Cuyler, publisher of The Big Eclipse, and Nancy Coffelt, the book’s author and illustrator, met with kids at Cathedral School in Portland, Oregon, on June 9. We had such a great time teaching how eclipses work, why this one will be SO cool, and how to keep your eyes…

Lyle Elementary and The Big Eclipse

On May 15, 2017, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

The Big Eclipse recently brought tales of eclipse myths to Lyle Elementary School in Dallas, Oregon. 106 third graders learned how the moon’s shadow will pass right over their heads this summer – yes, they are lucky enough to live in the path of totality! The kids and their teachers did a…

Where to find The Big Eclipse in Oregon

On May 4, 2017, Posted by , In Bookstores,Where to buy, By , , With No Comments

Where to find The Big Eclipse books in Oregon! Ashland Northwest Nature Store Baker City Baker Heritage Museum Betty’s Books Bend Cosmic Depot Friends of the Bend Libraries store Hopscotch Kids Roundabout Books Bonneville Bonneville Lock & Dam – Discover Your Northwest Store Burns Robin’s Closet Corvallis The Kid Shop Dallas…

Eclipse glasses arrive!

12,000 solar eclipse glasses … we were trying to imagine what that would look like and kept thinking of one thousand cartons of eggs! Turns out, it’s six very large boxes. Time to get these out across the country. Schools, libraries, 4-H and Camp Fire camps, rodeos, museums, backyard eclipse parties ……

Dad, May we go to the eclipse?

On April 30, 2017, Posted by , In Eclipse crafts,Eclipse education, With No Comments

At the science fair the other day, one of the students made a postcard asking her parents to take the family to the eclipse. Dad’s answer? “Yes, of course!”

Postcards from Totality!

Today at the Ainsworth Elementary School Science Fair, The Big Eclipse made eclipse postcard crafts with students. This is a fun craft for 1st – 6th grades. We recommend making a sample postcard first to show children, so they can see what the back of a postcard looks like. You…

Students Bake Eclipse Cookies

On March 24, students in Lincoln High School’s culinary arts program made sugar cookies and half-moon cookies that represented the upcoming total solar eclipse. Anticipation was high as the kids rolled out dough, cut out shapes with cookie cookies, baked the cookies, and then decorated them. Like every total eclipse…

How to check if you’re in the path of totality!

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

Many of us have not experienced a solar eclipse before; very few of us have experienced a total solar eclipse! So, how to find out if your home or school is in the darkest part of the moon’s shadow – or the “path of totality” – for the 2017 total solar…

A Big Eclipse, A Big Parade Float!

The Big Eclipse is five months from today: August 21, 2017! To celebrate, we would like to let you all know that there will be a Big Eclipse float in Portland’s Rose Festival Parades! Sneak peek attached!