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Fun with Fungi with Jane Usher and Tina Bedekovic (University of Exeter)

​Find out about the microscopic good and bad fungi that naturally live on your skin and inside your body.

Play games, peek at some tiny critters through a microscope, grow your own “skin fungi” palm print on a petri dish. A chance to play and learn, with extra time for questions after 3pm. Workshop run by scientists from University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical Mycology.

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Designed for age 6 - 10. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Imagine the city as a place of invisible connections, as part of the biosphere interlinking all living beings. Can you see that the city is also a forest? Probe soil and reveal mycorrhizal networks. Probe bodies and discover that ‘we’ are ecosystems spanning boundaries and transgressing categories. This event, part of ‘becoming fungi, becoming forest’ will explore human entanglements in the shimmering ‘biome’ of interacting beings and their systems (humans, fungi, trees, microbes and other life), on scales from massive to microscopic. You are multiple.

Created by sirenscrossing, becoming fungi, becoming forest is commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, with support from The Pod, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at University of Exeter, the British Mycological Society, the Arborocultural Association, and GroCycle.

This project is part of Green Futures supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Severn Trent Community Fund.

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