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Mushrooms of the West Coast

with instructor Dr. Andy MacKinnon

October 9 – 11, 2020

Tofino Botanical Gardens, with field excursions to forest trails

$250 per person, including lunch on Saturday and Sunday

This weekend field course will introduce participants to the wonderful world of West Coast Mushrooms. Topics to be covered include introduction to fungi (what are they, and what is their role in our forests?), essentials of collecting and identifying fungi in the field, edible, medicinal and poisonous fungi, cooking with wild mushrooms, and more!

Event website for course schedule and registration.

The goal of the Raincoast Institute is to offer high-quality continuing education courses that inspire adults and young adults to connect with natural ecosystems. We partner with local and visiting educators and researchers to offer in depth weekend field courses covering a range of topics specific to the ecology of the region. Rooted in the Nuu-chah-nulth philosophy of Hishuk-ish-tsawalk (everything is connected/everything is one), our courses provide opportunities to study natural ecosystems from a holistic perspective, and to engage with specific ecological components through hands-on, outdoor-based learning.



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