Microscope Skills!

Published 4th August 2023. Written by Maddison O’Brien

Calling all science enthusiasts and nature lovers! Brace yourself for an electrifying event that’ll blow your mind—join our Microscope Skills Workshop with the remarkable Dr. Jacinta Green, a local ecologist and environmentalist. Prepare to embark on an awe-inspiring journey into the hidden world around us!

Wondering why microscopes are a big deal? Hold on tight! This isn’t your average science lecture. Picture this—you could unlock the secrets of animal health, soil fertility, and even identify those pesky plant invaders in your garden, all through the lens of a microscope. Whether you’re a landholder, gardener, or stock owner, mastering these skills can revolutionize your understanding of the natural world.

But fear not! This isn’t a solo mission. Dr. Jacinta Green will expertly guide you, making essential microscope skills a breeze. From animal care to soil analysis and plant identification, you’ll leave equipped with practical applications. Ever done a faecal egg count for your animals? Well, you’re about to become a pro at it! We encourage you to bring in some soil samples or interesting things to look at under the lens.

Ready for some mind-bending fun? Microscope learning has never been so thrilling! This interactive workshop will have you feeling like a science wizard. Plus, you’ll connect with like-minded enthusiasts, united by a shared passion for nature’s wonders. And, hey, refreshments matter! Morning tea will be served to fuel your neurons.

Joining Watershed Landcare’s thriving Microscope Group, you’ll become part of a curious community exploring the unseen world. They delve into soil health, biodiversity, and more, unveiling the hidden gems that balance our ecosystem. Don’t miss this chance to peek into their fascinating world!

As we gear up for this hands-on event, it’s fascinating to reflect on the rich history of these incredible devices. The first microscope, dating back to the late 16th century, was a game-changer in the world of science. It was Dutch scientist Zacharias Janssen who is often credited with crafting the earliest compound microscope around 1595. From those humble beginnings, microscopes evolved into indispensable tools for scientific exploration, allowing us to explore the minuscule wonders that shape our natural world.

Now, here’s a little extra nudge—this exclusive event is open to our valued Watershed Landcare members. Not a member yet? No worries! Becoming a member is super easy, and it opens up a world of opportunities. As a Watershed Landcare member, you’ll gain access to a supportive community, exciting events, and valuable resources that’ll empower you on your environmental journey. Ready to take the plunge into the microscopic universe? Don’t wait too long, as spots are limited. Register today to secure your place at this one-of-a-kind Microscope Skills Workshop.

Ready to plunge into the microscopic universe? Hurry, spots are limited! Register today for our one-of-a-kind Microscope Skills Workshop on Saturday, 19th August, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. To register and become a member, visit watershedlandcare.com.au.