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Foldscopes for Refugee Communities

Portable, Easy, Educational, Life-Saving

What are Foldscopes and why do we want them? They are paper microscopes that can be easily used in the field and are great for children as they learn about science, and they can be used to analyze water supplies to determine if the water is drinkable.

“Foldscope is the ultra-affordable, paper microscope. Designed to be extremely portable, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes (magnification of 140X and 2 micron resolution), Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!

As a company, Foldscope Instruments Inc’s mission is to produce low-cost scientific tools that globally expand access to science. We aim to break down the price barrier between people & the curiosity and excitement of scientific exploration.”

“Foldscopes were used to identify the microscopic eggs of agricultural pests in India, to catalog the biodiversity of soil arthropods in the Amazon, detect fake currency and medicine, follow toxic blooms, detect bacteria in water samples, map pollen diversity in a city landscape, among thousands of other things.”

We would like to get a supply of these handy tools to give to refugee communities in Jordan, Syria, and Greece. They will be so useful in protecting themselves against water contamination and, because they are so inexpensive and can be purchased in Classroom Kits, they are great for students to learn about the world around them. And they can be used in conjunction with a cell phone camera to record and share!

Orders of the Deluxe Classroom Kit for $70 (20 deluxe kits and supplies) can apply the discount code FALL2019 to receive a $10 discount if ordered before October 2.

Order here: https://www.foldscope.com/order and have them sent to us at our office and we will get them in to the next container going in a couple weeks, or send them in luggage for those going to Greece or Jordan.

Thank you!

September 24, 2019

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