Teachers are willing to include fungi in the curriculum if given the tools and the guidance to do so and this is the purpose of fungi4schools. The website provides an extensive (but still growing) range of free resources starting with primary and beginners level and extending to the post-16 ‘close to research’ level.
The resources include free to download reprints of articles published in Mycologist and Field Mycology, example lessons, teachers’ guides, pupil class sheets, questionnaires and quizzes and games and puzzles. A range of topics is covered from cell structure and function, through biochemistry to health topics and plant growth and disease. Look at this website; use the resources for your own purposes; suggest (preferably, write) new ideas for it; bring it to the attention of schools and teachers you know. Spread the word!
David Moore (BMS Webmaster)