Let me start by saying I have never used a microscope outdoors, and in general I have never owned a microscope nor used one regularly.
However, I am currently developing and organising some activities for children, to be carried out in a woodland. I thought it would be really interesting to use a microscope to analyse and compare different samples: leaves, insects, etc. In a word, to do some "field microscopy" (I googled that, but doesn't seem to be a popular expression).
Is it possible?
Is it easy?
What type of microscope should I look for? We have quite a bit of funding, so feel free to suggest anything.
Thank you very much.