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  • Writer's pictureThomas MacFarlaine

2023 recap: a successful year working for the fungi

We'd like to begin by thanking all of you for supporting the work we do at the Fungi Foundation! For the past 11 years, we've been working to conserve the world’s fungal diversity, and we could not have achieved it without our collaborators, partners, friends, volunteers, and donors.

This year has been filled with milestones, and we are delighted to share them. Here’s a glimpse of some of them:

Education Program

This year, we published the Spanish version of our free mycological curriculum. What would the world be like if all students learned about flora, fauna, and funga in their schools? That’s what we want to find out.

Together with Reconsider and Fantastic Fungi, we've created a free mycological curriculum for teachers and educators. After a year of testing and teaching lessons in schools in the US, the resources are now officially available in Spanish. We hope that more and more Spanish-speaking educators use this tool around the world. 

We would love to know if you are already implementing it in your classroom. The more feedback we receive, the better. Write to us at and share your thoughts. 

More about our Education Program:

  • Our Fungi Education resources, including the FF Curriculum and K-5 Activities, have been accessed by numerous educators worldwide: we've had 4,350 enrollments from 80 countries in our English curriculum, while 370 educators have accessed the Spanish translation of the curriculum.

  • Very soon, we will launch a Portuguese translation of the curriculum!

  • We continue our collaboration with North Spore to distribute free mushroom grow kit coupons to educators throughout the USA. Approximately 125 teachers have used this engaging resource in their classes to educate students about fungi in general, mycelium, the mushroom life cycle, nutrients, and much more!

  • We also welcomed 'Mistercaps' as new partners to assist in providing teachers with free mushroom grow kits. Whiz Khalifa’s organization donates 1% of all their proceeds from these mushroom grow kits to the Fungi Foundation.

  • Throughout the year, Diana Richards, our Education Lead, taught lessons from our Fungi Education resources to over 200 students, aged 5 to 15, in New York and New Jersey. Many of them shared aspirations of becoming future mycologists, botanists, and environmental scientists!

We continue to strive towards developing a more comprehensive curriculum for ages 4 to 18. This year, we've collaborated closely with mycologists and educators, gathering their expert input on what students need to know about fungi to achieve scientific literacy at school.

Subscribe to our Education Newsletter for regular updates, valuable information for teachers, and more on the fungi world. 

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