The event will take place at the school district office on Aug. 16 in the afternoon.

School is still out for the summer, but the school district doesn't want kids to miss the educational opportunity that's just around the corner. The eclipse is coming, and with it comes the chance to learn.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity," Superintendent Tony Mann said.

Because of the school district's partnership with the Oregon Institute of Technology, they have 500 pairs of eclipse glasses to offer the community for free. Those will be passed out while supplies last at the district office on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Then there will be a children's book reading of "The Big Eclipse" by acclaimed author and illustrator Nancy Coffelt on the district side lawn at 5:30 p.m. The book, which follows a crew of animal characters as they chase the eclipse path across America, will teach children about eclipses, how to protect their eyes and more.

The community is invited to attend the free event and take advantage of this learning opportunity.

Kristen Wohlers
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