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Recycle Your Old Microscope
Royal Microscopical Society scheme to recycle unwanted microscopes
Thehas a scheme to , refurbish them as necessary, and then either sell them to help fund their own , or give them to other projects in need of microscopes. Pageant operates such a project in the form of . These workshops cover the use of microscopes and also practical physics, chemistry and electronics. Gambian schools, particularly those in remote rural areas, find it difficult to teach practical science. Resources are limited, and many schools don't have mains electricity or even mains water. Our workshops show teachers how to give practical lessons in such circumstances, and teachers who attend take away microscopes and practical science kits for use in their schools.
The RMS had a donation of microscopes fromin Oxford. They were in good condition but were fully serviced by the RMS before being handed on to Pageant. After this, , in North London donated 15 microscopes under the RMS scheme. All these microscopes were taken to The Gambia and passed on to schools which had taken part in our workshops.
So if you have old microscopes you don't know what to do with, then donate them to the RMS and they will make sure they are put to good use.