14sep(sep 14)7:00 pm16(sep 16)9:00 pmIntroduction to Fungi (September 14 - November 16)
Introduction to FungiNATH7203, 3.0 CEUs Fungi are incredibly diverse and fascinating organisms that have shaped the terrestrial biota in ways we are just beginning
Introduction to Fungi
NATH7203, 3.0 CEUs
Fungi are incredibly diverse and fascinating organisms that have shaped the terrestrial biota in ways we are just beginning to understand. During this class we will cover basic biology of fungi (e.g., anatomy & physiology, life cycles, ecology, and evolution) while focusing on our local fungi to gain a new perspective and appreciation of their place in the ecosystems around us and our daily lives. Explore this fascinating Kingdom from the comfort of your home (via Zoom) and join us for in-person field trips to apply identification strategies and learn all the fungal hiding places.
Class Schedule: September 14 – November 16, Wednesdays, 7–9 pm
Class Location: Online via Zoom
Field Trips: Sunday, September 18 – Woodend Sanctuary; Saturday, September 24 – Jug Bay; Saturday, October 8 – Patuxent Wildlife Refuge; Saturday, October 22 – Patuxent Research Refuge North Track
Course Fees: Zoom Lectures + 4 Field Trips: NF members $380, nonmembers $430
Required book: Fungi: A Very Short Introduction By Nicholas P. Money
Suggested materials: 30X hand lens (available in the shop), basket and coffee fiilters, iNaturalist installed in a portable device (phone or tablet)
About Your Instructor:
Serenella Linares is the Director of Adult Education and Co-Chair of Naturally Latinos Conference at Nature Forward. In addition to her graduate training in Mycology from the University of Maryland, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, and a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Howard University. When Ms. Linares is not teaching, she explores natural areas, photographs nature around her, and participates in community science projects.
14 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 16 (Friday) 9:00 pm