Fungi in a Changing Climate

Learn about the diverse and important roles played by Earth's Natural Recyclers in the environment, their significance to humans, and how we can utilize fungi to decompose waste, grow gourmet food and promote environmental restoration. Topics will include the mushroom life cycle, fungal ecology, bioremediation (healing toxic environments), mushrooms and health, and growing mycelia and mushrooms at home.

About the Speaker

Tristan Woodsmith in the woods holding an orange mushroom
Tristan Woodsmith
Cultivation Specialist, Fungi Perfecti

Tristan Woodsmith is an Equipment and Cultivation Specialist and Educator for Fungi Perfecti, providing technical support for mushroom growing equipment and general cultivation advice since 2012. Tristan lives in Olympia WA, and when he isn’t picking mushrooms, spends his free time gardening, brewing beer, and adventuring outdoors.

Environmental Speaker Series

The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 - AW-204. Talks will also be streamed via zoom. Register with the Alumni Association for the zoom link. Paid parking is available in lot C.

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