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December 20, 2023
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.
November 14, 2023
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.
November 2, 2023
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.
October 25, 2023
The "For the Love of Fungi" event at Stone Mountain Farm in New York featured educational activities, guided mushroom forays, art, cooking demonstrations, and a focus on the importance of fungi in ecosystems, leaving attendees with a newfound appreciation for these remarkable organisms.
October 25, 2023
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.
August 15, 2023
By recognizing fungi's ecological role, medical potential, and agricultural benefits, we empower students to be environmentally conscious and innovative contributors for a sustainable future.
August 9, 2023
Diana, the education lead of Fungi Foundation, takes a group of enthusiastic middle school children from Team Wilderness on a captivating mushroom exploration hike, igniting their curiosity about fungi's ecological roles and forming lasting connections with nature.
April 22, 2023
Fungi may hold the key to reversing what we’ve broken, but we only know about a tiny fraction of all the biodiversity and magic of this kingdom. They are plants’ best friends, they heal us, they are responsible for numerous scrumptious foods, and they make sustainable biomaterials. We owe them life as we know it and we could not exist without them. On this #EarthDay we chose ten reasons why fungi are crucial for life on the planet.
April 12, 2023
The discovery of wide genetic variety in fungal species previously thought to belong to the same evolutionary lineages, termed “cryptic species' ', has prompted scientists to re-visit traditional scientific naming systems and call for more research into fungi taxonomy. But what is the best way to reconcile traditional scientific naming systems with new methods of species identification?
February 28, 2023
Paul Stamets’ work of 40+ years as a mycologist inspired the character of Lieutenant Stamets in the “Star Trek: Discovery” series, made him the protagonist of the documentary Fantastic Fungi and has now been immortalized with the species Psilocybe stametsii (Dentinger & Furci, 2023).
November 15, 2022
We want to celebrate a decade of work by looking back on what these intense, wonderful and productive years have been and share these memories with you with some Fungi Foundation Chronicles. Here's the story about one of our favorite species: Butyriboletus loyo.
September 20, 2022
This month we get to celebrate our 10th anniversary! We’ve come a long way and the road has been joyous, challenging, and fulfilling. We want to take a trip through time to remember what 10 years of working for the fungi have been like.