Friends School opens Mushroom Museum

Friends School opens Mushroom Museum

After a semester-long study of fungi, Kindergartners of the Friends School of Portland debuted a Mushroom Museum at their Cumberland Foreside campus.


The gala opening on December 14 featured a ticket booth, exhibits on mushroom habitats, cultivation and mycophagy, and also included mushroom art, poetry, and even a gift shop.  Pairs of Kindergartners were on rotating shifts overseeing the various stations and answering questions.


Kindergarten teacher Aja Stephan oversaw the effort, with assistance from other faculty and staff and the families of the students.

The was even a joke wall!

Q: Why do toadstools grow so close together?  A: They don’t need mush room!
Q: Why did the mushroom get invited to all the parties? A: Because he was a fun guy!
Q: What goes best with jacket potatoes?  A: Button Mushrooms!


MMA  is very pleased to present a Commendation to these young mycologists for their outstanding work.




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