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.

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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.

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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!

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

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