Explore Microscopes

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And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, ESV)

This program focuses on the parts of the microscope, correct use of a microscope, and provides a glimpse into the wonder of microscopy. Every participant will receive first-hand knowledge of proper microscope operations while discovering the amazing complexity in God’s creation under the lens.

Open to students in grades 4–12 (ages 9 and up).

Explore Microscopes is scheduled from 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

The Explore Days program is on a 4-year rotating schedule. Each Explore Day includes a minimum of four hands-on, interactive sessions. The yearly topics are provided in the schedule below.

Please keep in mind that some of our activities are contingent upon weather.

Availability is limited, so sign up today!

Pricing & Registration

To complete your child’s registration for the Explore program, adult chaperones must present these forms upon arrival on your Explore Days workshop date.

You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.

Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule a private Explore day for your group.

4-Year Rotating Schedule

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Session 1 Introduction to Microscopes: Parts and Orientation Introduction to Microscopes: Cells Focus on Histology: Connective Tissue Introduction to Microscopes
Session 2 Using a Microscope Hexagonal Design in Nature Focus on Histology: Epithelium Tissue Protozoa: Life in the Pond
Session 3 Using Stereoscopes Microscope Slide Preparation & Microtomes Focus on Histology: Muscle Tissue Insect Microscopy
Session 4 Student Microscopy Exploration Building a Simple Microscope Focus on Histology: Nerve Tissue Botanical Microscopy

Dates and Times

Feb. 21, 2020