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Online Training - Foldscope 101, the Basics of Foldscope Use [July 22nd 2024]

Get the most from your Foldscope by learning from our experts! This 90-minute session includes all of the basic skills needed to explore the microcosmos with the first and only Paper Microscope. Training session includes a short introduction to microscopy and then you will learn the parts of a Foldscope, examine a prepared slide, couple it with your phone, and make your own slides. Q&A will be available at the end if time permits.

  • Workshops are offered quarterly
    • Summer 2024 Workshop: Monday July 22nd 2024 4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET
  • Registration Deadline is one week prior to the workshop
    • Summer 2024 Workshop Deadline: Monday July 15th 2024 11:59pm PT
  • 90-minute session
  • Up to 25 attendees
  • Workshop led by Paola Moreno-Roman, PhD, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Stanford University
  • Buy as many seats as needed [limited to 25 attendees total]
  • Price: $60 for one seat 
  • Questions about the workshop or policies, contact training@foldscope.com
  • Includes Certificate of Attendance at completion of workshop
  • Groups of 5 or more receive a 10% discount, email training@foldscope.com prior to purchase to arrange for discount.

Materials Required

  • Foldscope (Don't have one yet? Get it at our store!)
  • Glass or Paper Slides
  • Clear tape
  • Scissors
  • Recommended: Premade slides

Cancellation Policy


  • Full refund up to 48 hours after purchase
  • 50% refund up to 2 weeks after purchase
  • No refund or cancellation is offered on purchases made less than a month before the workshop

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