As part of our passion for changing perspectives with Foldscopes and marine education at Big Blue Network, we returned for the 2nd Danjugan Island Environment Education Program. This time we had nearly 50 kids participating in our Foldscope introduction class!
This density of zooplankton, some quite large, makes it easy for the kids to make their own slides and discover some very new and cool life forms that they had never imagined.
Some life forms were clearly shrimp, but we observed many things that we have not identified yet. If you know what any of the life forms are in these photos, please tell us in the comments section below!
I spotted something that interested me in this drop of plankton soup and used an iPhone to zoom in for a closer look. We all agreed that it looked like a very, very tiny sea urchin.I spotted something that interested me in this drop of plankton soup and used an iPhone to zoom in for a closer look. We all agreed that it looked like a very, very tiny sea urchin.
The Foldscopes have been a very popular activity, so when the camp season is over, we will think about how we can introduce Foldscopes to a greater number of visitors to the Danjugan Nature Reserve.