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A hike into microworld

  • Freewheel Brewing Company 3736 Florence Street Redwood City, CA, 94063 United States (map)

Say hi to your micro-neighbors!

Have you ever wondered what happens around you in the small micro-world? Put on your explorer's outfit, assemble the microscope we provide and come take a hike with our experts to discover a hidden world (you get to keep your paper microscope!)

Here is how our journey will look:

1:30pm Meet at the Freewheel Brewing Company to build your Foldscope with us!

2:30pm Commute to the Bedwell Bayfront Park

3pm Hike and probe the park

4:30pm  Come back to the Freewheel Brewing Company to share and identify your discoveries of the day.

Food and drinks available for purchase.

Family friendly, bring your kid! 


Meet our Hike leaders

Chris LeBoa

MS student, Stanford

He is a master's student at Stanford in the Epidemiology program. He has worked with the Prakash lab on a project to detect parasitic DNA from river water. He has also helped set up foldscopes in the education center of Etosha National Park, Namibia.


Anton Molina

PhD student, Stanford University

He is working in the lab of Manu Prakash at Stanford University who invented Foldscope. He is interested in biology, materials, and design.


Jamin Hein

PhD student, Stanford University

He is a visiting scholar from the University of Copenhagen. His education is in Molecular Life Science and Molecular Biomedicine. He is now working on the analysis of Protein Protein interactions using spectrally encoded beads. This is important to understand cellular signaling networks, the basis to understand and treat disease.

Earlier Event: March 27
Sleep and space exploration
Later Event: April 22
Pub trivia: taste of science