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Camp NANO Middle School Program

Monday, August 1, 2016 - Friday, August 5, 2016
Ages 12-14 · Co-Ed
Tryon Creek State Natural Area 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd PortlandOR  97219
Monday, August 1, 2016 - Friday, August 5, 2016
Ages 12-14 · Co-Ed
Tryon Creek State Natural Area 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd PortlandOR  97219

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Camp NANO Middle School Program

Aug 01 - Aug 05 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Ages 12-14

Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Starting at

$325.00

Meeting Dates

From Aug 01, 2016 to Aug 05, 2016

About This Activity

Camp NANO is an out-growth of Project Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Outreach (NANO), a teacher education partnership Nanoscience education program between the Friends of Tryon Creek, local school districts, independent schools, Portland State University and local businesses. With generous support from the Murdock Charitable Trust, the program prepares and supports 6-12th grade science teachers to develop and refine 2-3 week units of instruction involving the use of a Phenom scanning electron microscope or SEM. The 2016 camp is focused on investigating diatoms as bio-indicators of water quality at two study sites, The Dharma Rain Zen Center in NE Portland and Tryon Creek State Park in SW Portland. Each successive group of participants will contribute to the work of the next group of campers through the development of a digital Virtual Field Experience used as a retrievable archive of multi-media data. All campers will gain valuable experience using a scanning electron microscope and research-grade optical microscope to view matter up to 20,000 times magnification. Each successive group will collect data that will be submitted to the Diatoms of the United States website and contribute to environmental management planning for each field site.

Organizer Info

  • Friends of Tryon Creek

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