Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired experience Solar Eclipse

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Monday millions of Americans viewed the Solar Eclipse, but for a special group of students here in Baton Rouge viewing the eclipse was a little different. 

Students at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired got to experience the historic event thanks to the hard work and dedication of the school’s director, Leslie Bello. The students used a telescope to view the eclipse and were donated special, safety solar eclipse glasses. But for many students seeing the eclipse seemed impossible, instead they experienced the eclipse through other senses. Students noticed changes in the climate and heard different sounds as the moon blocked part of the sun. Bello says she hopes this is an experience her students will cherish for may years to come. 

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