It’s official: the Lawrence Hall of Science has become a cool place for students to hang out. They hosted an Out-of-This-World Halloween Party (that’s what it was called, not our synopsis), they have their weekly Geek Out nights (where you can pay $10 to hang out with fellow geeks and talk about SETI or design your own Mars space station) and this weekend they have their 40th annual Fungus Fair.
What does a person do at a Fungus Fair? The answer appears to be anything and everything you can think to do with a mushroom: finding, growing, viewing, eating, cooking, wearing, dyeing and even treating diseases. And yes, all the mushrooms are legal, we checked for you.
Here’s a description:
Mushroom experts will be on hand to answer all your questions and to identify unknown specimens brought in by visitors—BYOM (Bring Your Own Mushroom). Mycologists (mushroom scientists) will present slide shows and talk about foraging for mushrooms. Find out how different mushrooms can be used for treating diseases, dyeing cloth or paper, and flavoring foods. From lectures to microscopes to dining, there is something for everyone at the Fungus Fair.
Really, what could be more fun than fungi?
Saturday–Sunday Dec. 5–6, 10:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m.
Tags:fungus, Fungus Fair, Geek out, Lawrence Hall of Science, mushrooms
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