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2017 Eclipse Blog / FAQ

How do I bring my kids? They’ll be in school that day!

Get them out of school. The school will probably not let them watch it anyway, due to liability concerns, and you as their parent are their first and best teacher. Get yourself out of work, and get them out of school. Get to the path, make a long weekend of it, and go see something together that they will tell their grandchildren about. We’re talking World Series, Super Bowl, Moon Landing type stuff here. They will remember it for the rest of their lives, and you will be their supreme hero for having shown them that something this beautiful exists on the earth we all share. Even with kids who have been completely desensitized by video games, a total eclipse will make them say “Whoa”, and mean it!

Maybe they’ll watch the eclipse at school.
Don’t count on it. While schools are fantastic for giving lesson plans and teaching the mechanics of eclipses, it is an unfortunate truth that schools have to be completely focused on liability these days. They simply can’t allow kids to watch these types of phenomena, because of the off chance that one kid will stare at the sun without filters and blind himself.

This bears emphasizing: Based on ACTUAL experiences we have heard FIRSTHAND, from folks in FIRST-WORLD COUNTRIES, your kids are more likely during the eclipse to be huddled in the school’s basement, facing the walls farthest away from the Sun, with the blinds and their eyes tightly shut, cowering in fear of the eclipse while the teachers threaten them not to move – than they are to be educated, provided proper materials to view the eclipse with, and treated to the experience of their lifetimes. (We truly wish we were kidding.)

No, YOU are your children’s first and best teacher, so get them out of school, get them a pair of solar viewing glasses for a buck or so, and get them and yourself to the path. You’ll understand why after it’s over. They can report to their class afterwards, and try to explain how cool it was to all the kids whose parents didn’t take them. They won’t be able to.

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