MMS Project MICRO

MMS Project MICRO is our outreach program to encourage kids of all ages to explore science with microscopes. MICRO stands for Microscopy In Curriculum Research Outreach.   

We are MMS Volunteers that present different microscopy activities at local science museums and elementary school science nights. Our activities include Fingerprints!, Fabrics, Sand, Make-n-Take Microscopes, Everyday Cool Stuff, and Watery Worlds (pond life; seasonal). We have many stereoscopes for kids to use and a fancy Leica stereoscope connected to a large TV monitor and photo printer. This enables a kid to choose any object, focus it at their chosen magnification, take a photo, print it, and take it home----compliments of MMS.   

We present annually at the Science Museum of Minnesota for Microscope Day (November), the University of Minnesota Math & Science Family Fun Fair (November), and The Bakken Museum (February and July).

Below is a list of schools that often invite us:    


Apple Valley High School Family STEM Night 

Cedar Park Elementary Family Night 

Cherokee Heights Elementary Winter Wonderland Family Night 

Eagle Creek Elementary Science Night 

Echo Park Elementary Engineering Night 

EXPO Elementary School STEM Night 

Poplar Bridge Elementary School STEAM Night  

Project MICRO needs MMS Volunteers!

If you are a MMS Member, please join Project MICRO!  No experience is necessary, as training is on site. Please consult our current newsletter for the latest Project MICRO events and recruitments.  (Microscope Day 2017 is booked for volunteers.)