Foldscope excitement at ZPHS Vattinagulapally

Zilla Parishad High School (ZPHS) Vattinagulapally is a semi-rural local government school on the outer fringes of the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. I have been visiting this school as a volunteer in the weekend outreach program of TIFR Hyderabad, since July this year. Classes at Vattinagulapally are fairly small, partly because of drop-outs after elementary…

Foldscope training for schools near Deepor Beel

A foldscope training programme was organised by CEE North East at at Rajdhar Bora HS School, Azara, Guwahati on 26 May 2018. Three other schools on the banks of the Ramsar wetland Deepor Beel took part in the programme namely Mainakhorong MV School, Tarun Ram Phukan School, and Tetelia High School. Microscopic organisms recorded by…

Taste of Science – A hike into the microworld

A couple of weekends ago, Taste of Science hosted an awesome foldscope workshop, in which we assembled a bunch of foldscopes and took them on a hike in the Redwood City area. This event was my first encounter with the Taste of Science group! They have chapters across the US, all holding events for causal…

Foldscope Day 5: A Water Flea from Hauz Khas, Delhi

After many attempts at imaging life in pond water, I finally chanced upon a tiny swimming creature. Thanks for all your helpful tips, which really came in handy. Here’s a video of what I saw: I was super excited to see this (you can probably hear that in my voice). I posted a quick video on twitter and…