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Solar Eclipses: Fun Eclipse Activities

Preparation for the Event

Marion County and City of Salem have teamed up to provide local information about the Great Eclipse.  Their web page is

Helpful tips for health, safety, and preparedness:

  • Go grocery shopping early and have a week's worth of food on hand.
  • Fill fuel tanks of all your vehicles.
  • Refill prescriptions ahead of time.
  • Avoid scheduling doctor or dentist appointments between peak days.
  • Stock up on pet food and supplies.
  • Expect extremely long commute times. Highways and major arterial roads will operate above capacity.
  • Conserve water.  Avoid "extra" water use & water lawns during this time.
  • Conserve electricity by unplugging electronics when not in use.
  • Get cash to have on hand in case ATMs experience down times.
  • Overall, exercise patience.

USPS Forever Stamp

When heat is placed on this unique stamp the moon covering the Sun appears.  This stamp was specifically designed for this event.

Inspired Art

Inspired Food Art (Pinterest)

Sun cookies with an oregon moon covering them

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Chocolate popcorn covered with blue and pink candy string.

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Hot dogs wrapped in dough on a stick with cheese on the end.

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Donuts with blue icing.

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Blue colored cupcakes.

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Sun and moon on a cake.

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Sunshine cupcake made with candy corns on top.

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blue/star candied apple

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cookie with different stage bites in it resembling the eclipse

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Willamette University

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Mark O. Hatfield Library
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Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209