The Fungal Kingdom

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In preparation for our Fungi lesson with Professor Naveen Hyder of Cal Poly Pomona the students finish up their Fungi Kingdom Poster.

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Theyve covered alot of ground on knowing the parts of this essential componant of a healthy ecosystem.

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Professor Naveen shows them different types of fungus/mushrooms (fruiting part of the mycelium) and is surprised by their knowledge of all parts. They listen attentively to the various functions and relationships of this mysterious undergrowth world.

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She takes them for a walk to the mulch heaps, to identify mycelium threads.

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She fields lots of questions

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We treat the professor to a scrumptious garden salad and a load of fennel to take home as our thank you for spending a full day with all the classes that come in on a friday!