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.
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