Shady Creek Outdoor School and Conference Center
18601 Pathfinder Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
Saturday – $20 general; $15 for YWI members; children and full-time students free
Sunday – $10 general; $8 for YWI members; children and full-time students free
PRE-REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. Tickets will be available at the venue.
Saturday December 9
Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops. Wild mushroom soup and other wild-crafted food will be available for purchase.
Bring a lunch and be prepared to walk in the damp woods. Also useful: collection basket, waxed paper bags, knife, and hand lens. We will drive to sites 15 to 30 minutes away. Please carpool and be open to sharing a ride with other attendants.
9:00 – 9:15 • Register and sign-up for a foray group. Please arrive by 9:00 to ensure your place in a group.
9:15 – 9:30 • Introduction to the Foray and Basic Forms of Fungi and Where to Find Them (Daniel Nicholson)
10:00 – 2:00 • Wild mushroom hunt
2:00 – 3:00 • Fungi of Colorado/ North American Mycoflora Project – Andy Wilson
3:00 – 4:00 • Fungi of the Yuba Pass – Douglas Smith
4:00 – 4:30 • DNA Sequencing Described – Damon Tighe
Sunday December 10
Sunday we host the 7th annual Wild Mushroom Exposition. The Exposition will be filled with presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 4pm. There will be wild-crafted food concessions, mushroom merchandise available for sale, break-away mini hikes on campus (weather dependent), and lectures and workshops that celebrate fungi.
11:30 – 12:00 • Citizen Science With iNaturalist – Damon Tighe
12:00 – 1:00 • History of Truffle Cultivation in California – Todd Spanier
1:00- 1:30 • Cultivation of Fungi Overview – Christopher Hodge
1:45 -2:45 • Medicinal Mushrooms – Christopher Hobbs
3:00- 3:30 • Overview of Discoveries of the Weekend – TBD
Please be aware there are NO dogs and NO smoking at the Shady Creek Center.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 530-575-6192.