Look Up, Look Around Citizen Science Encounter

August 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Mormon Island State Recreation Area
7425 S US Highway 281
NE 68832
Holly Green

Become an important part of the scientific community as you view the solar eclipse!

Solar Eclipses happening in a different location each year with totality being even rarer, the effects on the behaviors of animals has been recorded only a few times. For the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 that will pass through much of the state of Nebraska, a special citizen science encounter will be taking place. Participants can pick up diaries, writing utensils, and a map of locations where animals are commonly seen as they enter the park before the eclipse that can be used to record behaviors. Additional copies will be available at the main viewing location (parking lot between Lake 1 and 2 next to the Interstate). Please pick up copies before 11am and diaries will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Further instructions will be inserted into the diary and staff will be available for questions. At the conclusion of the Solar Eclipse around 2:30, please return the diaries to park staff or the front pay booth so that the data can be shared with other citizen scientists and professionals as well on INaturalist. After a week, diaries will be available for pick up at the front booth.

For more questions or more information, please contact Holly Green, 308-865-5305 or

A Park Entry Permit is required.