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Posted on: February 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 2-7-2018 Equipment for the eyes donated to Steele Creek Nature Center

The Blue Stocking Club of Bristol recently donated two new microscopes to the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park. The microscopes, one a compound light microscope and one a dissecting light microscope, will greatly expand research capabilities for the center’s staff and volunteers. “This new -equipment for the eyes- will be especially helpful during educational programs and activities hosted at the Nature Center, giving students an additional way to look at their world,” said Jeremy Stout, Nature Center Manager. Both of the microscopes have digital viewing capability, which means a magnification of up to 2500x may be achieved and the images can be projected onto a computer screen, flat panel monitor, or some other type of screen device.

The latest episode of the City’s BTN-TV “Steele Creek Explorer” program features the new scopes prominently. The program may be seen on cable provider BTES Channel 16 or Charter Channel 192.

The Blue Stocking Club also donated an additional $25,000 to the Nature Center to fund the lake and geology exhibit located in the expansion area.

For more information on the microscopes or Nature Center programming please contact Mr. Stout at 423-989-5616 or email

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