In public schooling, as much needs to be taught about fungi, as is taught about plants and animals. On this website you will find a free mycological curriculum and unique educational resources that deepen our understanding of the interconnected ways in which fungi live and thrive throughout our world—including in our soil, our trees, our air and water, and even inside our bodies. Come explore and learn with Fungi Education!
Creation of a global mycological school curriculum so that as much is taught about fungi in traditional schooling worldwide, as is of plants and animals.
Expand the number of people contributing to the discovery and documentation of species worldwide through a citizen science program: What you see, matters!
Do you remember learning all about fungi in school? Probably not because most schools do not have a comprehensive mycological curriculum. We believe that it is essential to teach all youth about the importance and wonders of fungi to encourage more understanding, research, and conservation in the future. Simply put, we are creating a free mycological curriculum for schools worldwide to teach about fungi as much as they teach about plants and animals.
We have begun this mission by creating an English version of the mycological curriculum aligned with NGSS standards in partnership with Reconsider and Fantastic Fungi. Our program also includes free activities for kids and many learning resources. We've had over 2,500 enrollments from 50 countries! During a year we've been teaching lessons from the curriculum at schools in the USA and Chile to more than 600 students. We've also hosted 9 training webinars for teachers, which you can use to learn how to teach some of the curriculum lessons.
This program provides free learning resources to inspire children to learn and explore all of the wonders of fungi.
The Fungi Foundation, Fantastic Fungi, and Reconsider have partnered up to create a free mycological curriculum for teachers to bring fungi education to children around the world. Here you'll be able to access the Fantastic Fungi Film (Educational version), and other Activities for Kids (K-5), including the Fungus Files.
We have established a scientific collection standard, so that people interested in fungi can properly collect their own specimens and information.
In these findings, there may be new species distribution information, a possible new discovery and, without a doubt, a contribution to the history of mycology.
If you want to learn more about mushrooms and fungi, here are some resources to explore.
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