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Basic Mycology 1A

January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Basic Mycology 1A Class Description


The class is an introduction to the world of mycology or the science of fungi. It is a beginner level class that will cover the following topics:

  • Kingdom Fungi’s unique characteristics
  • Taxonomy (Science of classification and binomial nomenclature.)
  • Basic Anatomy/Life Cycle
  • Ecological role of Fungi: Symbiotic, Saprotrophic, and Parasitic.
  • Importance of Fungi
  • The focus will be on 2 major phyla of fungi: Basidomycota and Ascomycota (Use of selected guide books: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms and Mushrooms of the Gulf State)
  • How to get started on identification. The importance of knowing which mushrooms are poisonous. Going on forays is the key to learning about local mushrooms.
  • Turning the tide from mycophobia to mycophyillia
  • A PDF copy of the lecture can be sent upon request. The presentation will also be recorded.

Eva Gordon has a BA in Zoology and MA in Biology. Eva taught AP Biology, Anatomy Physiology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science for twenty years. She was instrumental in bringing Biotechnology to the SFUSD and San Mateo County School Districts. She has also taught STEM programs from elementary to high school level. Eva is currently an author, a North Texas Master Naturalist and Vice President of the North Texas Mycological Association. Eva is working on a non-fiction book titled, Citizen Mycology.


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The in person class will be held at the Live Oak Room, 2004A. Limit 40 people.

Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service

6820 LBJ | Suite #3200 | Dallas, TX  75240



January 22, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm