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THROUGH THE LENS, Vol 22, Issue 5

Foldscoper of the Month

Amadou Guissé 

Congratulations to our April Foldscoper of the Month, Amadou Guissé! 🎉  Throughout April, Amadou published diverse and dynamic posts on Microcosmos. Amadou is a doctoral student with a specialization in freshwater fish biology, at Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis, Senegal. Here, Amadou was exposed to research and manipulation with microscopes. At the beginning of April, a Frenchwoman by the name of Mélanie Hannebelle gave Amadou a Foldscope and taught him how to use it. He was amazed at how clear the pictures were and from then on his Foldscoping adventures began.

"Foldscope is for me a magic third eye for any curious person wishing to familiarize themselves with nature in general and the microscopic world in particular."  ~ Amadou Guissé

To be considered for this distinguished title, you must be a part of the Microcosmos Community and be the #1 active user— with the highest quality and quantity of posts— during the month of May. Each Foldscope comes with a unique ID if you have not already, you can use it to register to our online community platform - Microcosmos.

Check out Amadou's amazing discoveries of a spider leg (left) and spider web (right) on the Microcosmos!

What's New With Foldscope?

Foldscope's ACEER Expedition in the Peruvian Amazon

Earlier this year, the Foldscope team had the amazing experience of showing Foldscope to the Indigenous Maijuna people in the Sucusari community (Loreto, Peru) Check out this exclusive, 3-part series that is out on our blog now.

Exclusive Foldscope Blog: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Foldscope Workshops in South Carolina

Foldscope held workshops for Clemson Universities' Agricultural Department's professional development & instructional resource conference this year. So many teachers were excited to receive the resources to implement Foldscope in their classrooms. You can read all about the trip in our blog!


Calling all Foldscope Explorers

Foldscope has recently partnered with the Soil Science Lab team to provide aid on their Citizen Science Project. This project is a longitudinal study that will analyze the impact of climate change by the collection of soil, location, and nematode data from around the world. All individuals participating in this project will have access to the data to innovate new technologies to improve soil quality, slow climate change, and even spotlight purposeful injustices to local officials to implement and make positive change.

More on Partnerships

California Homeschool Convention

Come visit us at the California Homeschool Conventionfrom June 15-18th! We are so excited to be hitting the homeschool convention circuit this year. Check out our booth to pick up some special giveaways, purchase your own Foldscope, and see our latest finds under the Foldscope microscope. We can't wait to meet you!