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Science Lecture Series: Mushrooms – From Delicious to Deadly

October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Science Lecture Series 2017

at the BIG Little Science Centre

Doors open at 6:30pm, lecture begins at 7pm. For older children and adults.

Refreshments served.

Entry by donation.

What You Need to Know About Eating Wild

Mushrooms: From Delicious to Deadly

Dr. Gary Hunt

Wednesday, October 25

Of the thousands of North American wild mushrooms, the clear majority are not toxic

and will not make you sick. Most that are non-poisonous are inedible due to texture,

objectionable flavour or no flavour. About 20% will make you sick but not kill you; less

than 1% WILL kill you. There is no single test you can perform that will determine if a

mushroom is poisonous. In this presentation, we will explore how to identify the best

edibles in our region and avoid species that will cause your guts to rumble, or WORSE.

Bio: Dr. Gary Hunt attended Oregon State University and holds a Ph.D. Degree in Botany

with a specialization in mycology (the study of fungi). He taught for 18 years in the

Department of Natural Resource Sciences at TRU. Currently retired, he is very active with

the Kamloops Naturalist Club, and is generally an all-around fun-gi.

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!


October 25, 2017
6:30 pm


BIG Little Science Centre


BIG Little Science Centre
655 Holt Street
Kamloops, BC Canada
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