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Mushroom Maynia

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Sat., May 11, 2013 | 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members

The Burke Museum and the Puget Sound Mycological Society present a day filled with fungi fun! Discover how mushrooms are saving the world! From new, eco-friendly packaging, to oil spill clean-up, come see the power of fungi at the 6th annual Mushroom Maynia!

  • Learn how mushrooms are nature’s recyclers
  • Attend a talk on how to collect mushrooms
  • Discover how to cultivate your own edible mushrooms
  • Try a tasty mushroom treat
  • Bring mushrooms for identification
  • Take part in fun fungi crafts for all ages

Talks include:
10:15 am "How to Collect Wild Mushrooms," with Hildegard Hendrickson
11:00 am "Fungi as Nature's Recyclers" with Milton Tam
12:00 pm “Mycoremediation, Restoration, and the Potential for Combined Biological Technologies to Heal the Environment” with Howard Sprouse from The Remediators
1:00 pm “What is a Mushroom?” with Marian Maxwell
2:00 pm “New and Innovative Uses for Fungi,” with Rory Pease
3:00 pm “Fungi in Traditonal Japanese Brewing and Distilling” with K.C. Sheehan of Sodo Distilleries

Presented by the Burke Museum, the Puget Sound Mycological Society, and the Daniel E. Stuntz Memorial Foundation.

Included with museum admission and is free for Burke members. Not a member? Join today.

Photo courtesy of the Burke Museum.