A recap of Fungi Education’s first year!
November 23, 2022
Directora de Educación
What an amazing first year we had with Fungi Education! We couldn’t be more excited for 2023. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's reflect on all of the growth we’ve had in 2022…
After publishing our website, we began the pilot phase of the FF Curriculum. We've had over 1,500 enrollments from 44 countries access the course resources, including the FF Curriculum and K-5 Activities.
We have big plans for 2023. Moving forward, we will work to revise and develop a more comprehensive curriculum for all ages. Our long-term goal is to engage schools in different countries to expand our education program globally. Soon you will be able to enjoy our FF Curriculum in Spanish and we look forward to launching it in Chile next!
We are so proud of our progress in 2022 and it’s all possible because of our incredible community and contributors! THANK YOU! We will continue to work hard and expand our “mycelia network” of educators to spread Fungi Education across the world.
The 2023 STANYS conference in Syracuse celebrated fungi education with engaging presentations by Diana Richards from the Fungi Foundation. Teachers embraced free resources and received mushroom grow kits, fostering a new appreciation for mycology in classrooms. This marked a milestone in the foundation's mission. Stay tuned for more updates on their educational initiatives.
Help us unveil and recognize ancestral uses of fungi. We have cataloged over 200 traditional uses and/or relationships with fungi in 45 different countries, creating a comprehensive global ethnomycological index that incorporates available public information, in order to protect this precious knowledge. We are now looking to learn what has been taught from one generation to another through oral history.
At Foundry Montessori School in New York, Diana Richards from the Fungi Foundation led a captivating educational journey into the world of fungi for young students, fostering their curiosity, hands-on exploration, and creative engagement in a day filled with wonder and learning.