Everything you Need to Know About: Fungi

CREMORNE THEATRE, QPAC

Summary

They are the decomposers and recyclers, the brewers and the bakers. We put them on pizza and we shave them over gnocchi. They can be poison and medicine. The kingdom of fungi is remarkably diverse, and a lot of life on earth depends upon a fungus in one way or another. Yet, just over 50 years ago they were considered plants and we still have a lot to learn. Come along and hear all about fungi – learn from the experts and ask them your toughest fungi questions. We’ll be sure to make time for them.

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Sandra Tuszynska

Sandra Tuszynska

Speaker

Sandra Tuszynska

Sandra Tuszynska is a mycologist (a fungi scientist) and a soil microbiologist with a special interest in fungi and their wondrous mycelium. During her PhD research, Sandra studied the cellular...

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Niraj Lal

Niraj Lal

Speaker

Niraj Lal

Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal graduated with a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar in 2012 and was named one of the ABC's Top 5...

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Adam Frew

Adam Frew

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Adam Frew

Dr Adam Frew is an ecologist interested in the interactions between fungi and plants. A key focus of his research is the ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and how they...

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

Ask an Expert: Starfish or Anemone Fungi (Aseroe rubra)

The Starfish fungus prefers compost and organically rich soils, and often appears in newly mulched garden beds and wood-chips. It is widespread in eastern Australia, from south-eastern Queensland to Tasmania and eastern South Australia.

Growth and Survival of Living Things: Managing Microorganisms and Pests at the Museum

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment. In this activity investigate how environmental conditions may be modified to prevent the growth and survival of microorganisms.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 6
Biology

Rainforest Collection Loan Kit

This loan kit includes specimens such as the Swallowtail Orchard Butterfly, Southern Angle-Headed Dragon, Fungi and Gerygone Brown Nest.

Contains curriculum links to:
Early Years – Year 1 
Geography, Biology

EVENT CANCELLED

Cost

Adults $20

Concession $15

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Location

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Suitable for 15+ years

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