What’s this fungus? Learn about decomposers, parasites, and those that work with tree roots, helping them communicate and get more nutrition. Mushroom collecting is not allowed, but but stay on the trails to see what you find! We’ll have laminated guides to borrow and Melissa on hand to identify photos sent by text. Kids (and adults) can make clay mushrooms to take home.
Meet at the trail by Patterson Park, Patterson Street and Rhode Island Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.
Masks, distancing and registration required.
This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15 Minute Field Trips, focusing on community action to protect wildlife, promote biodiversity, and combat climate change. Learn about local flora and fauna through art and science activities. Great for families or to use in the classroom. Stay longer to enjoy the park, pick up litter, or use your new knowledge to educate others.
This event is led by Melissa Guillet, from 15 Minute Field Trips. Melissa has taught art for over 20 years and is an avid nature-lover involved in gardening, hiking, and collecting data as a citizen scientist.