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.