Friendly or Deadly? A View Into the Hidden Lives of Fungi

Fungi are all bad, right? Well…not exactly. You might be surprised by how much you benefit from fungi in your everyday life. Learn what those mushrooms in the woods, or even on your pizza, are doing in nature and what those splotches of color you see on trees and rock are. By providing a window into the hidden lives of these fascinating and important organisms, we will highlight how fungi can be both friendly and deadly.

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Presenters from the Field Museum include:
Matthew Nelsen – Research Scientist, Negaunee Integrative Research Center
Todd Widhelm – Collections Manager of Mycology and Lichenology, Gantz Family Collections Center

Unless we run into a technical issue, this program will be simulcast on facebook and the chat monitored.

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