Recap of our May 2022 Webinar
May 26, 2022
Directora de Educación
Fungi Education is growing and we were so excited to host another wonderful teacher workshop! This time, the presenters taught hands-on activities about interactive mushroom growing and mycorrhizal networks. Our presenters included the very talented mushroom educator, Gabriel Orrego, and presenters from our generous mushroom grow kit donors from North Spore and Smallhold.
Our first presenter was Hayley Kats from Smallhold. She presented a detailed lesson on how to grow mushrooms in your classroom using a mushroom grow kit. Our second presenter was the experienced mycologist, Gabriel Orrego. He presented a wonderful lesson that can be used with any student to teach about mycorrhizal networks. Our third presenter was Louis Giller from North Spore. He explained many ways you can give your mushroom grow kit a “second life” in your classrooms, and he answered many grow kit troubleshooting questions as well.
We are so grateful to all of the presenters and attendees that joined our webinar. We hope that this helps educators bring more fungi education hands-on activities to their classrooms. All presentations were recorded and can be found on our website under the curriculum, https://www.fungieducation.org/curriculum. Stay tuned for another webinar event in the coming months!
The Fungi Education 2023 Year-End Wrap-Up highlights the Fungi Foundation's accomplishments, including a remarkable surge in course enrollment, the publication of a Spanish curriculum, collaborations with partners like North Spore and Syzygy Science, and impactful outreach efforts in the tri-state area. The program's success is attributed to global support, and the Foundation anticipates continued growth in spreading fungal knowledge.
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.