The Fungus Among Us: A Mount Baker Mushroom Excursion

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The Fungus Among Us: A Mount Baker Mushroom Excursion
Program Series Field Excursions
When Nov 01, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Baker Lake Area
Class Tuition $95.00
Clock hours 6.0
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Autumn rains nourish a proliferation of mushrooms in our region. There are red ones, purples ones, large and small, some are shaped like coral, others smell like almonds or licorice. Together, we’ll venture into the forest to learn more about the variety of fungus among us. Lee Whitford, an experienced natural history educator and an expert in mushroom field identification, will provide an overview of fungi, their habitats and helpful I.D. techniques. After a brief introduction, we'll head to the woods to gather samples while practicing observation skills, describing their characteristics and learning about their roles in the forest. The day will end in doors identifying our finds and going into greater depth on areas of your interest.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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