Fact: In 15 minutes, the sun radiates as much energy as people use in all forms in a year.
A heat source, energy source, navigational tool, driver of climate and weather: the sun’s power is measurable yet intangible for all life and processes on Earth.
If you are looking for a way to enjoy your “Great American Solar Eclipse” weekend in Western North Carolina, the Cradle will be celebrating the many ways forests and ecosystems rely on the sun. Amphibian and reptile navigation and photosynthesis are just two examples of what we will explore on this day.
There will be no additional cost to attend this event. Normal Cradle admission applies.