Folklore and Funghi

The first of a series of conservation based online courses from the Home Ed Institute. Folklore and Funghi is a five week online course delivered live via zoom using a mixture of games, hands on activities and multi media presentations.

The course is open to children ages 8 -12 across the world 1 hour per week for 6 weeks with the option to continue studying our conservation modules as they are released.
Designed to be as close to face to face learning as possible, students will take part in a historical tour of funghi folklore and learn how to identify the 13 most common mushrooms in the UK.

Students will explore England’s foraging laws and their link to the Ancient Egyptians. Fruiting bodies, fighting funghi, lighting bolts, and faeries. This fantastic, fascinating course is the perfect cross topic learning experience.

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close up of mushroom growing on field
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  • What is a Mushroom?
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Plant ID
  • Games-a-plenty
  • English Folklore
  • Mycelium
  • Design
  • Practical sessions every week

Date and time
Mondays/ Tuesdays/ Fridays
10am to 11am
1pm to 2pm
3:45pm to 4:45pm

1 hour per week for 6 weeks

8 to 12 (flexible)

£48 (full 6 week course)
Please note prices are due to increase from January 2022. Contact us for more info.

Payment plans available – contact

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