Teton Eclipse Community Event – A Closer Look

With the Teton Eclipse Total Community Event at the Jackson Hole Center For the Arts two days from today- this Wednesday, May 24 (remember 2 events – one in the afternoon and one in the evening), here’s a quick update from the Town of Jackson and Teton County Eclipse planning corner.

 

DETAILS: DATE | TIME | HOSTS

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Venue: Center for the Arts – lobby and theatre  

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Presentation:  3 pm – 5 pm

Teton County: are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

-followed by-

Community Presentation: 5 pm – 9 pm

The Total Solar Eclipse:  not just for geeks and bearded men with telescopes

Hosted By: The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming

In Partnership With: Stakeholders & Friends

Admission: Free, Ticketed

AGENDA | RUN OF SHOW for FIRST & SECOND SEPARATE EVENTS

Afternoon Event: Teton Eclipse for Businesses/Stakeholders

3:00 – 4:00 pm Educational Presentation By Dr. Kate Russo (40 mins/20 mins Q&A)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Discussion/Q&A with Panel

-break/prep for second engagement

BE SURE TO STOP BY CAFE GENEVIEVE’s CATERING TRUCK OUTSIDE FOR A SNACK DURING THE BREAK OR FOR THOSE ARRIVING AT THE EVENING EVENT! 

Evening/ Headline Event: A Total Community Event

5:00-6:00 pm Open House and Information Sharing at Dedicated Booths manned by Stakeholders with Cash Bar and Genevieve Catering Food Purchase Available

6:00-8:00 pm Presenting Dr. Kate Russo, Stakeholders with closeout Q&A with a panel of stakeholders

8:00-9:00 pm Celebrate: Return to Lobby for cash bar and reception amidst live music from Jackson Hole Community Jazz providing entertainment for all!  

ABOUT THE PROGRAM |PARTNERS, PANELISTS & FEATURED SPEAKERS

PANEL DISCUSSION   | Public Lands, Law Enforcement, Public Health & More!

INFORMATION BOOTHS |  Forest Service, Park Service, Emergency Service, Public Health, Town of Jackson and Teton County Wyoming Teton Eclipse, TVA & Jackson Hole Airport with support from community partners including:

Friends of Pathways – using alternative modes of transportation will be critical for locals and visitors

pARTners – celebrate the sun, moon and stars with a wonderful art project from local non-profit!

PAWS of Jackson Hole – there will be more mutt mitts needed at eclipse time!

Wyoming Stargazing has been a great partner and while they were on deck to help educate with scopes this evening, they are no longer able to do so, yet will be offering several events from now through August dedicated to eclipse education!

 

KATE RUSSO | Author, Psychologist, Eclipse Chaser

About Eclipse Expert:

Dr Kate Russo is an Author, Psychologist and Eclipse Chaser.

With a professional background in Psychology, Kate is a highly skilled Eclipse Planning Consultant.  She is one of the very few eclipse chasers worldwide who has experienced a total solar eclipse in her own home community, and knows first-hand the challenges involved in preparing a community for the total eclipse.  She was involved in eclipse planning for 2012 in Australia, and led the process in 2015 in the Faroe Islands.  Drawing upon her consulting and academic skills, she then researched and wrote the White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning – a document that has been used by hundreds of communities across the U.S. in preparation for the August total eclipse.  She has already helped many communities in the path in their approach to planning.

Along with her expertise in eclipse planning, Kate is the recognised authority on the total solar eclipse experience, and is the person who is most able to answer the key question – what is it like to experience a total solar eclipse? Not only is she able to talk from her personal experiences of seeing ten total solar eclipses, she can also share the experience of the hundreds of others she has surveyed and interviewed.   She has authored three books on the topic, and is in demand as a speaker and in the media before every eclipse.

Kate is participating live from her home of 20 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She has Teton County firmly in her heart, as her own tour group of 30 international chasers will be based in the county for a week. Kate is delighted to be a part of this event, and is looking forward to an interactive session.

Web:  www.beingintheshadow.com FB:@Beingintheshadow Twitter:  @DrKateRusso