On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, CommunityGrows staff Nora Brereton and Adrian Almquist lead a professional development workshop on microscopes for John Muir Elementary School teachers. These microscopes were purchased for the garden/science program of CommunityGrows at John Muir School. Teachers received instruction on how to work with the microscopes for their students in K-5th grade. They had an opportunity to look through slides of pollen and spores, tiny creatures and animals, plants, insects and textile fibers. The teachers each received curriculum sheets to use with their students, and went through the best practices on care and maintenance of the microscopes. It is a great learning opportunity to share with the John Muir Elementary School students.