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Promoting education and literacy for all is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Microscopes in Schools

Handheld magnifying microscopes are donated to primary schools to enthuse children in science.

West Australia's Chief Scientist had a vision that every primary school in WA has a set of Magnifying Microscopes, so that through the microscopic world students could develop a love of science and progress to study science at higher levels. The RC of Freshwater Bay is coordinating the project to schools throughout Australia and overseas with sponsorship from other Rotary Clubs, individuals & Corporations. The Magnifying Microscope, emblazoned with a Rotary emblem, is a small hand-held unit that allows a child ease of movement to view items indoors or out. An accompanying Activity Booklet enables teachers to integrate the use of the set of 30 Magnifying Microscopes with existing curriculum. These activities focus on the use of microscopes, plant adaptations to water supply, plant structure and soil composition, and include teacher background notes. To order microscopes or find out more, please contact the project coordinator: microscopes@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au


Project location
Australia
Project dates
Start: 01 September 2010
End:      -
Created: 28 April 2012
Project category
Community, Vocational, New Generations, Basic education and literacy
Funding
Club Foundation, Club/Personal/ Corporate Sponsorship
Project contacts
Mrs. Diane Pamela Collins, Freshwater Bay| (contact)
Ms Simone G. Collins, Freshwater Bay| (contact)
Dr. Kenneth Ernest Collins, Freshwater Bay| (contact)
Partners
Eastwood, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Brighton, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mount Lawley, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Rockingham, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Matilda Bay, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Attadale, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Quairading, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Kenwick, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Caboolture, Qld., Australia (Rotary Club)
Como, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mandurah Districts, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Carnarvon, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mill Point, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Osborne Park, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Freshwater Bay, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Fremantle, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Camperdown, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Ballarat, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed, Qld., N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Hannans-Kalgoorlie, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Moora, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mosman Park-Cottesloe, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Kalamunda, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Busselton-Geographe Bay, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Melville, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Hillarys, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Broome, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Warrandyte Donvale, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Victoria Park, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Morley, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mandurah City, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Southern Districts, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Laverton Point Cook, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Palm Beach, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Subiaco, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Geraldton-Greenough, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Western Endeavour, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mandurah, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Narrogin, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Ballajura-Malaga, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Bridgetown, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mundaring, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Burnie, Tas., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mackay, Qld., Australia (Rotary Club)
Port of Brisbane, Qld., Australia (Rotary Club)
Subiaco, W.A., Australia (Rotaract Club)
Esperance Bay, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Rossmoyne, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Scarborough, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Welshpool, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Karrinyup, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Wongan Hills, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Victor Harbor, S.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mindarie, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Midland, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mount Barker, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Wagin, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Willetton, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Albany Port, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Cambridge, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Swan Valley, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Prospect, S.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Joondalup, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Harvey, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Cockburn, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Armadale, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Cunderdin, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Mt. Warning AM (Murwillumbah), N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Wanneroo, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Belmont, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
South Bunbury, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Lilydale, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Inverloch, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Northam, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Brighton North, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Ascot, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Nundah, Qld., Australia (Rotary Club)
Kwinana, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Hobart, Tas., Australia (Rotary Club)
Banora-Tweed, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Pinjarra, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Kalgoorlie, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Wyalkatchem, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Kenthurst, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Geraldton, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Nedlands, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Katanning, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Booragoon, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Margaret River, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Ellenbrook, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Manjimup, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Applecross, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Balcatta, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Templestowe, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Manningham, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
Doncaster, Vic., Australia (Rotary Club)
The Entrance, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
North Perth, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Hunters Hill, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Collie, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Kojonup, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Perth, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Boulder, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Wyong Tuggerah, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Byford & Districts, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Gosford North, N.S.W., Australia (Rotary Club)
Salisbury, Qld., Australia (Rotary Club)
Bunbury, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Canning Bridge, W.A., Australia (Rotary Club)
Related Links
Magnifying Microscopes Project page
http://www.microscopesinschools.com
 

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IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
12,742
Hours
Number of volunteers
1,060
People
Total cash contributions
227,227
USD
Total in-kind contributions
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