GREAT RESOURCE! Book recommendation

Whether you are in the U.S. or not (like us) this is a wonderful resource for educators planning explorations of the microcosmos. The INTRODUCTION and background information is wonderful and the description and ID KEYS are wonderful!

Preparing slides for demonstrations

For fundraising and showing off Foldscopes I find it a great idea to have pre-prepared slides ready to go on the run! Here are a few examples I have put together. If you are looking to fundraise, there is no better way, than to put a foldscope in the HANDS of donors with ready to…

INTERNSHIP: Panama

  Conservación Panamá Inc is a U.S./Panamanian non-profit conservation organization. We are currently running Environmental education programming for primary/secondary school aged children in rural/remote communities at risk in Panama. We have received MORE REQUESTS for programs than we can handle and are looking for 1-2 Master’s/PhD students studying Environmental Education or related field to take…

STEM PANAMA!

Ciencia507 Foldscopes in Panama!! #NiñasEnCiencia Women teaching girls Science! Our founder and President of Conservación Panamá Inc a U.S. 501(c)(3) MELVA OLMOS

FROM THE FIELD: Boil that water!

* I was in the field today in Panama collecting butterfly photos for a project we are working on. Its dry season so not much water available in field. This reminded me of some tropical forest survival/safety training we have our staff complete. DONT DRINK THE WATER. This is why! Thanks to my pocket deluxe…

Free Resource: Freshwater free-living Protozoa ID GUIDE

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.amfb.eu/SFWM/bibliotheque/pdf/Free-LivingFreshwaterProtozoa(Patterson).pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiu8a-p9ezYAhVE3FMKHVQtAMkQFjAMegQIERAB&usg=AOvVaw30WjAaDgO4ixMgBuY3tGs8

Lepidoptera wing scale damage from human-handling

An experiment: We used a roadkill specimen found during our field research here in Panama to show the level of damage a light finger touch to a butterfly wing can cause thus affecting survivability by reduced flight capabilities. We lightly touched this small section of upperwing with a finger and here you can see the…