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  • microEYE DISCOVERY at the Tiritiri Matangi Island Wildlife Sanctuary

    One of our microEYE DISCOVERYs was installed at the Visitors' Centre on Tiritiri Matangi Island this year. Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand. Feedback we have received from Barbara Hughes who is in charge of the education...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 13th November 2014

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  • The Tread Lightly Caravan is "teaching young New Zealanders to make a difference" - Auckland's only mobile environmental classroom

    The Tread Lightly Caravan is Auckland's only mobile environmental classroom and it is proving a hit with the schools it visits.  It was developed by the Urban EcoLiving Charitable Trust.  It visits primary and intermediate schools in Auckland and since it began in December 2010, more than 15,000...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 29th October 2014

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  • HD Capture with DISCOVERY microscope

    DISCOVERY HD is a microscope designed for use in public spaces.  It has been manufactured to allow simple attachment to an HDTV via an HDMI cable to display its live crystal clear HD images.  No computer required! On the odd occasion it may be useful to capture an image...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 27th May 2014

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  • Cicada Invasion!!!

    We have been following with interest the emergence (on the eastern seaboard of the USA) of the magicicada after 17 years underground! (www.magicicada.org[http://www.magicicada.org]). Staten Island Museum, which holds the second largest cicada collection in the world, has recently purchased a microEYE DISCOVERY videomicroscope to add to...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 17th May 2013

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  • Case Study #2 - Birkdale Intermediate School, Auckland, NZ

    In our second case study, Principal of Birkdale Intermediate School, Richard Coote, tells us how DISCOVERY is enhancing his students' curiosity. "We are an Intermediate (Middle School) Years 7 and 8 with student ages ranging from 10 to 13 years. We have 462 students who can use...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 4th April 2013

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  • Case Study #1 - Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, NSW, Australia

    This is the first of a series of case studies talking to users of our DISCOVERY videomicroscope. Jenny Robb, CEO of The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in New South Wales, Australia was kind enough to provide us some background of how their DISCOVERYs are being used. "We are...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 4th April 2013

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  • Miranda BioBlitz 2013

    We are a bit late making this post but just want to mention the Miranda BioBlitz 2013 which we attended on February 28th.   We set up DISCOVERY at the BioBlitz to allow the viewing of some of the species found. The BioBlitz wouldn't have been possible without the able...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 4th April 2013

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  • Doing our bit

    A chance reading of a newspaper article introducing us to a great group here in Auckland called Sustainable Coastlines led us taking a ferry ride on our wonderful Hauraki Gulf a couple of weeks ago. For those not familiar with Auckland, we are bounded by two...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 24th October 2012

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  • From the designer's pen...

    DISCOVERY HD has become a reality.  I am very proud of my "baby" and I would like to share some thoughts on how this microscope has evolved.  Before I talk about our newest generation of interactive videomicroscopes, I would like to give you some background on...Read More

    Posted by Jo on 11th July 2012