/ Makerspace Science Talk with Adam Larson

Makerspace Science Talk with Adam Larson

December 23, 2023
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Included with admission.


Join Adam Larson for a live demonstration and an up-close look at the Planktoscope, an affordable open-source microscope that empowers communities to monitor plankton in their local fresh and salt waters. The Plankstocope’s integrated flow-through imaging system automates organism detection and quantification, even offline, to create immense datasets enriched by human narratives on water conditions and impacts. By making plankton monitoring accessible, participatory, and illuminating, the Planktoscope aims to advance scientific understanding of algal blooms while building public awareness and stewardship of aquatic habitats.