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 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 monitor and photo printer. This enables kids 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 Microscope Day (November), the University of Minnesota Math & Science Family Fun Fair (November), and The Bakken Museum (February and July).
School events where we have appeared:
If you are a MMS Member, please join Project MICRO! No experience is necessary. Consult our current newsletter for the latest Project MICRO events and recruitments.
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