Total Solar Eclipse Clifftop Field Trip

PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS EVENT.  WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY.  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.  Please join us for this once in a lifetime event from 11 am until 3 pm at the Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve where you will be seated in a field of wildflowers.  The Preserve, located at 3255 G Road, Fults, IL is very near the maximum time for the total eclipse. Dr. Michael J. Krawczynski, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, will be on hand to guide us through the eclipse. Also scheduled to present is the Rev. Sheldon Culver, who will discuss the spiritual side of the event. Music will be provided by fiddle player, Jerry Wiley.  Numbers are limited to 200. Bring a picnic lunch, lawn chair and an umbrella to shield you from the rays of the August sun. Water and viewing glasses will be provided. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY CALLING (618)935-2542 OR EMAIL CLIFFMBR@HTC.NET BY AUGUST 19.  Tickets will be emailed two weeks prior to the event. Each ticket will contain a short insurance waiver of liability, which must be signed and presented at the gate on August 21.

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Latitude: 38.197161 Longitude: -90.132008 Elevation: 642 ft
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Event Dates

8/21/2017 – 8/21/2017

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages are welcome

Accessibility Notes

A UTV will be available to those not able to walk to the viewing area.

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