Programs & Events

Fungus Among Us?

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
039
Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Jul. 10, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
Multiple Times: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014; 6:30pm-8:00pm
Requirements: 
Ages 10 and up. Minors aged 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Location: Nature Research Center - Micro World Investigate Lab - 3rd floor
Fee: 
$7 per participant; $5 for Friends of the Museum

Morel mushroom by Mary SmileyLearn how to collect, preserve, identify, and prepare wild edible fungi! We will examine fresh mushrooms from the field, create spore prints, and dissect mushrooms using a microscope. Field guides and keys will help us learn general fungal biology and ecology that is relevant to locating and collecting choice edibles. In this workshop learn how to differentiate between tasty edibles and deadly poisonous fungi. Find out where and how to locate wild fungi, and how to properly collect and preserve mushrooms for later use. You will even bring home favorite recipes for preparing wild edible mushroom dishes!

Program Instructor: Jessie Uehling, Duke Mycology graduate student.

Registration information: Register onlineNEW! 
*Please note our registration system is not compatible with smartphones.

Registration deadline is Monday, July 7 at 5pm.

This program is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not met. Notice of cancellation will be given via email, at least 72 hours in advance. Refunds will only be given if this program is canceled by the Museum.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Photo: Mary Smiley