Online Course: Kingdom Fungi with Dave Muska
July 1 - August 31$75
Nature Now Online Courses with NBNC | Kingdom Fungi: An Introduction to Ecology & Identification
Instructed by Dave Muska
July – August | $60-75 (NBNC members/nonmembers)
The world of fungi is both fascinating and mysterious. Fungi are equipped to succeed in some of the earth’s most unique and challenging environments. They have captivated human imagination and inquiry, and their existence has intimately shaped life on earth. In this class you will be introduced to the ecological roles that fungi play globally and within ecosystems here in the northeast. We will cover major taxonomies of common mushrooms and the skills necessary for mushroom identification in the field. Each unit will also spotlight some local and common mushrooms you are sure to run across.
About the Instructor: Dave Muska began his inquiry into the field of mycology nearly 20 years ago when he began foraging for food and medicine. Dave is a Wilderness Skills Instructor, Naturalist, and Licensed Outdoor Guide and founder of Ondatra Adventures, an endeavor devoted to providing people with a deeper connection to the natural world through educational programs, guided hikes, and excursions. Dave works with children and adults to develop meaningful and personal relationships with the natural world and its fellow organisms and is a Teacher-Naturalist at the North Branch Nature Center.