NASA LogoTotal Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.

Who Can See It?

Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.

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Assistant Professor and Public Health Nutrition Specialist, Aurora Buffington, received her Doctoral Degree in Public Health form University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Buffington’s dissertation is titled Are vending machine selections healthier? Trends in dietary quality of vending machine food and beverage selections among NHANES participants age 6-19 years between 2003-2012.

Working for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area, Buffington focuses on the promotion of healthy people and sustainable, resilient and healthy food systems.

Buffington earned her Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Have a safe and healthy 4th of July. All Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Offices will reopen Wednesday, July 5.

L-R: Ann Edmunds, Master Gardener Coordinator; Glenda Bona; Angela O’Callaghan, Specialist.

L-R: Ann Edmunds, Master Gardener Coordinator; Glenda Bona; Angela O’Callaghan, Specialist.

Clip art of a trophyCooperative Extension Master Gardener’s celebrated their 25th Anniversary of assisting residents of Clark County.

At the awards luncheon, Glenda Bona received the Volunteer of the Year award. The award is presented to the Master Gardener volunteer who contributed the most hands-on hours on a project. In 2016, Bona volunteered 884 hours on the Herb Garden.

Ralph Sgamma received the Silver Phone Award for volunteering the most number of hours answering phone call questions at the Help Desk.