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Total Eclipse of the Park

By Alisha Thompson

On Monday, April 8, Turner Falls Park will host their first interpretive pop up event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Trading Post. Interpretive Ranger Ashley Siska will lead the event called “Total Eclipse of the Park.”
Everyone is invited to participate. Davis will only see 95% in the solar eclipse (where the moon passes between the sun and Earth.) Solar glasses are needed on Monday from 12:25 p.m. when the partial eclipse starts. The maximum portion of the eclipse in Davis at 1:44 p.m. and the partial eclipse will end at 3:03 p.m. Turner Falls Park will have a limited amount of solar glasses for visitors.
Siska said that she will host a program about how the eclipse will affect animal behavior. She will have a board for nocturnal and diurnal animals for participants to match for their “bedtimes.” There will be an arts and crafts table for participants to make pinhole projectors and sun prints.
Siska grew up camping and hiking and has always wanted to be a park ranger. She has an associates in biology, bachelors in environmental science and masters in parks and recreation management. She worked for Chickasaw National Recreation Area for 6 months giving the Eagle program. “I am excited about interpretation.,” Siska said. “I love seeing other people excited about the outdoors. The goal of interpretation is to share the significance, the culture, the history of the resources of the area. In hopes that you will reach people and they will become stewards of the area.”
This is the first program of what Siska will be events Turner Falls can host programs throughout the year.
Murray County residents receive free admission to Turner Falls Park.

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