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  • 1.  Suggestions sought for science supplies

    Posted 05-14-2022 05:39:00 PM
    Hi Gardeneers,
    Our program was fortunate enough to receive a windfall grant to purchase supplies for garden-themed STEM projects. We want to stock up on high-quality scientific supplies and materials that will last us for the long haul.  
    I am pretty burnt out and the list I have auto-generated is rather short. It is this: refractometers.   So if you have any suggestions for specific products and brands, I would really appreciate it. We're very open to most things, except we're not really interested in hydroponics.
    Thanks for any ideas you might have.

    Christina Abuelo
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    Coordinator - (858) 210-2628
    Sherman Elementary School Garden & Barrio Botany
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    Christina Abuelo
    Garden Coordinator
    Barrio Botany
    San Diego, CA

    m: 858-210-2628

  • 2.  RE: Suggestions sought for science supplies

    Posted 06-02-2022 11:08:00 PM
    Hi Christina!  This may be too late for your purchase, but just thought I would mention that on my wish list I have always wanted to have prism microscopes.  They use natural light rather than electricity so they can be used outside.  They are definitely on the pricy side, so our program has not ever gotten one - but maybe if someone on The Community has used them in the garden before, they could weigh in on a good brand to buy.

    Sarah Pounders
    Senior Education Specialist
    The Woodlands TX