Happy Solstice, Everyone!

June 21, 2023

Hi all! This post was scheduled to publish while I was away on a well-earned holiday. I returned to discover that the tech gods were also on holiday that week. Oh well, better late than never.

It’s International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice, a rather clunky name which is almost as long as the day itself, lol. But the day is still worth celebrating. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are soaking up the sun on the longest day of the year. When I lived in Yellowknife, we celebrated the Midnight Sun with a festival called Raven Mad Days. It was a big deal, because it signalled not just summer, but the start of summer vacation, and we got to stay up as late as we wanted.

Now that I’m officially an “old,” I go to bed whether it’s light out or not… and resign myself to the fact that the days are only getting shorter from here.

On the other hand, if you, like this happy little Ad̩lie penguin, happen to live in Antarctica Рgood news! Sunlight is on its way back to you.

Wherever you happen to be, I wish you a very happy Solstice. 

Teachers! I realize you’re celebrating the end of another school year and that planning for the fall is the last thing on your mind. But if you contact me before September 1 with code SOLSTICE23, I’ll give you 10% off the cost of a school visit. Visit my programs page to see how I can help your students kick start their STEM learning!

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