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October 19 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm PDT

Location: Stanley Park Pavilion
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When you step into a forest, are you curious about the soil beneath you? The trees in a forest are connected through an enormous network of fungal colonies called mycelium, allowing trees to not only tap into soil nutrients, but to send information to each other. Join SPES Education Manager Tamara Litke in unraveling this mycelial web and learn how the biodiversity of Stanley Park extends past the surface, and into the soil beneath our feet. Find out about the interconnected local 3F’s:  Flora, Fauna and Fungi! 


Tamara Litke is a seasoned educator, writer, and a Master Gardener. She took on the role of SPES Education Manager in August 2022 and has coordinated educational programs, community building, and businesses. She has supported place-based education in school, community, and botanical garden settings, and is a Board Member of the BC Native Bee Society.  


Accessibility notes: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surfaces. The program is an interpretive wander of trails and sidewalks, depending on mushroom locations. If you have any questions or input about accessibility, please email Anna at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca    


This program will meet at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion (located between the Stanley Park Rose Garden and the Bus Loop). Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in.  (1) (2) (3) (4)  


 Terms and conditions   


(1) Registration required – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!  


(2) Weather dependent – Please check your email 12 hours before the program date and time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat.   


(3) Program Availability – Program full or you cannot attend this day or time? Sign up here to be notified when the program runs in the future.  


(4) Cancellation policy – We refund cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public by donating your registration fee. (This is one way we can all subsidize programs in this changing economic climate and ensure these programs are available on a sliding scale.)       


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples. 

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