THE SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY AT THE BEAR VALLEY VISITOR CENTER ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 21, 2017
On Monday, Aug. 21, the National Park Service hosted a free eclipse viewing party, complete with free glasses. There was a presentation by ranger Greg Purifoy, a park interpreter, educator and eclipse enthusiast, and as the moon’s shadow made landfall on the Oregon coast, visitors watched the live-stream broadcast on a big screen in the auditorium. A junior ranger eclipse explorer booklet was available to kids who completed the program’s activities, along with a wooden junior ranger badge. A good time was had by all.