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Ozark Natural Science Center

Mycology Weekend Workshop with Jay Justice, Jay Pitts, and Kerri McCabe

Join us for a weekend of immersion into collecting and identifying mushrooms and fungi, with gourmet mushroom-based meals provided by ONSC.

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Mycology Weekend Workshop with Jay Justice, Jay Pitts, and Kerri McCabe
Mycology Weekend Workshop with Jay Justice, Jay Pitts, and Kerri McCabe

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2022, 4:00 PM – Jun 19, 2022, 2:00 PM

Ozark Natural Science Center, 1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville, AR 72740, USA

About the Event

This is a unique opportunity to spend 3 days with mushroom expert Jay Justice. Through guided hikes and lessons, Jay will teach you techniques for identifying mushrooms. Meals are included, and there will be multiple "mycocentric" meals! Stay overnight in one of our lodges or  campsites.

Workshop schedule

Friday, June 17, 2022  

4-5PM - Arrive, settle in 

5-6PM - Meet and mingle 

6-7:30PM - Dinner 

7:30-8:30PM - General overview on how to collect mushrooms/fungi, followed by and Q&A session 

8:30-10PM - optional night hike and mushroom hunt with UV light  

Saturday, June 18, 2022  

8-9AM - Breakfast 

9-10AM - Mycology lecture (info on some fungi we might find on the foray) 

10AM-12PM - Mushroom hunting hike 

12-12:30PM - Setting up the collected mushrooms/fungi for spore prints 

12:30-1:30PM - Lunch 

1:30-4PM - Mushroom identification with assistance from Jay and two others 

4-5PM - Free time and/or more mushroom identification 

5-6PM - Mushroom cooking demonstration by Jay Pitts 

6-7:30PM - Mycocentric Dinner 

7:30-8:30PM - Mycology lecture (review of collected fungi plus summer fungi we could have found) 

8:30-10PM - optional UV demonstration on collected specimens  

Sunday, June 19, 2022  

8-9AM - Breakfast 

9AM-11PM - Mushroom hunting hike 

11-12:30PM - Mushroom identification of recently found mushrooms/fungi 

12:30-1:30PM - Lunch 

1:30-2PM - Wrap up and departure

About the Instructor:

Jay Justice became enthralled with mushrooms and fungi while pursuing a graduate degree many years ago. After completing his graduate degree, Jay joined the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) in 1980. In 1982, he was instrumental in forming the Arkansas Mycological Society and participated in his first NAMA foray in 1985. He has been a prominent member of NAMA, and a well-known mycologist in the decades since. In 2011, Justice was the recipient of the Gary Lincoff Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology, an award that is given each year by NAMA to recognize service performed by selected amateur or professional mycologists. He has co-authored several research papers in mycological journals. Jay continues to serve as a lecturer and mushroom foray leader for mycological societies and mushroom clubs, particularly in the Southeast. He has recently co-authored the book Amanitas in North America, which was published in June of 2020.

Covid-19 Statement:

ONSC is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. Please find ONSC's Covid policy here: www.onsc.us

Tickets

  • Workshop Ticket - lodge

    Includes all activities, presentations and field trips + meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch + lodging on Friday and Saturday night.

    $210.00
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  • Workshop Ticket - lodge YOUTH

    Youth ticket (ages 12-17). Includes all activities, presentations and field trips + meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch + lodging on Friday and Saturday night.

    $160.00
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  • Workshop Ticket - camping

    Includes all activities, presentations and field trips + meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch + campsite on Friday and Saturday night.

    $150.00
  • Workshop Ticket -camping YOUTH

    Youth ticket (ages 12-17). Includes all activities, presentations and field trips + meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch + camping on Friday and Saturday night.

    $115.00
  • Workshop Ticket - volunteer

    Includes all activities, presentations and field trips + meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch + lodging on Friday and Saturday night. In exchange for a 50% discount, you will provide ONSC with 2-3 hours of volunteer assistance during the workshop

    $105.00
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