In July, 2008 the Reef Stewardship Foundation submitted its first Research grant proposal titled “Research and Education Presentation System” to the Norcross Wildlife Foundation.
The grant was submitted to obtain funding for a high quality microscope to conduct larval food work, life cycle studies, and other various other microscopic work. The grant also requested money for a laptop to manage the microscope’s images and to display the images to audience during RSF presentations.
The RSF is happy to announce the news that the Norcross Wildlife Foundation has awarded the foundation $3,000 to purchase the requested equipment. Bids for equipment will be requested immediately and purchases are planned by June, 2009. We will post an update once the equipment is in use. While the equipment will primarily benefit our research program area, the microscope and laptop will also benefit our other program areas.