11 April 2012

EVENT: Fungi Festival - Hobart, Tasmania, 26-29 April, 2012

Fungi Festival 2012 is organised by Fungimap and NRM South and aims to bring information and enthusiasm about fungi to a wide audience. The festival includes a symposium, debate and workshops and forays.

Fungi Conservation and Management Symposium (Thursday 26 - Friday 27 April) 

This Symposium is the first in Australia dedicated to the topic of conservation and management of fungi. Experts from around the country will speak on the diversity and roles of fungi in the environment. There will also be talks and discussion about the current status and future prospects for conservation of fungi. On Friday morning, presenters will focus on fungi in management and restoration of bushland. On Friday afternoon, there will be guided walks in Queen’s Domain and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens to discuss issues around management and conservation of fungi in the field.

Debate: ‘Eating wild fungi: Fun or foolhardy? (Friday 27 April, evening)

Experts on fungal poisoning face off against food enthusiasts to debate this important topic, over a three course meal at The Old Wool Store Apartment Hotel in Hobart.

Fungal forays and workshops (Saturday 28- Sunday 29 April) 

A range of forays and workshops for all levels, ranging from a children’s foray to workshops on identification of disc fungi and sessions on fungal photography.

For further information please contact: Blanche Higgins (Fungimap Coordinator) 03 9252 2374, fungimap@rbg.vic.gov.au.
For program and registration see: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/fungimap/tasmanian-fungi-festival-2012

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