Award-winning PBS science educator Janet Ivey will present a program on the solar eclipse in Oak Ridge in August.
Ivey is creator of “Janet’s Planet,” which is syndicated on 140 public television stations throughout the U.S. and has received 12 regional Emmys and five Gracie Allen awards, a press release said.
Her August 10 program is titled “A Day in the Dark! Solar Eclipse 2017!” It’s sponsored by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society.
The family-friendly program will be held in the UT Arboretum Auditorium on Thursday, August 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the press release said. The arboretum is at 901 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
Ivey is committed to enriching the lives of children via education and live performances, television, and online programming, the press release said.
“With over 25 years in children’s entertainment and education, Janet has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work,” the press release said. “She shares the joy of exploration and discovery with children around the globe.”
The August 10 program will be suitable for all ages, the press release said. Seating at the Auditorium is limited, so please plan to arrive early.
The program will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by children’s craft activities from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Click here to learn more about Janet Ivey at her website.
Celebrating 52 years in 2017, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will continue to be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society, the press release said. The program is co-sponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.
The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research, and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.
To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call (865) 483-7277.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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