Education for citizen mycologists
Mycology is one of the fields that is most driven by citizen scientists. Not only do they contribute to taxonomic and ecological research, but they play a vital role in collecting data for conservation of threatened fungi.
We aim to make scientific skills, training and equipment more accessible to the general public so that they can contribute more effectively to mycology.
We provide training in skills that are fundamental to mycology including identification of fungi, microscopy, genetics and ecology. We also hold workshops in more specialised fields such as mycoremediation.
Forays, foraging and mushroom cultivation
The best way for people to learn about the environment is to take a hands-on approach. We run forays to teach people how to identify fungi as well as learn more about fungal ecology in the field. We also teach people to forage for edible mushrooms in a way that is safe and environmentally responsible.
Our mushroom cultivation courses teach skills that can be applied to growing mushrooms or using fungi for bioremediation. We focus on environmental sustainability and teach techniques that don't require expensive laboratory equipment or a scientific background.
We always welcome involvement from individuals or community organisations. To find out more about how to volunteer please contact us. We are also available to do educational events for schools and community groups.