The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world. Its visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in an ex-china clay quarry. Massive conservatories housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to its Great Gardens, summer concerts and an exciting year-round family events programme.
Gabi Gilkes, Science Programme Manager at The Eden Project says “We were really excited when we got to play with the ioLight microscope. It really feels like it might be the future of personal microscopy and we are really looking forward to having it here as part of our program.”
We showed the ioLight microscope to the scientists and technicians at the Eden project and the room was soon full of application ideas:
- Showing microscopic samples to visitors on TV monitors in the new Planet You the human microbiome exhibition
- Displays for young children using the ioLight microscope will be easier to see and will overcome current issues with spreading conjunctivitis between children
- The Eden Project carefully quarantines new plant stock to ensure that specimens are free of disease and parasites before they are introduced to the biomes.
When we asked what The Eden Project thought of the microscope they simply said “The ioLight microscope is Awesome!”