Danjugan Island Ecosystems & Big Blue Network

We introduced Foldscopes to 25 kids participating in a week-long camp know as the Danjugan Island Environment Education Program.  The kids used their Foldscopes to get a different perspective of the island’s  5 different eco-systems which they also explored on hikes and by snorkelling.

Zooplankton from the marine ecosystem.
Flower from the Narra tree, part of the Karst forest ecosystem.
Cross-section of a root from the mangrove ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Foldscopes with different samples were even as part of their team competition “Challenge Race” on the last day. They needed to identify two samples they had already worked with, algae and zooplankton, and bonus points were given for identifying the 3rd sample – a fish scale.

The Foldscopes were such a success that we will be going back for 2 more camps!

 

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