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Morel Cultivation and Wild Ecology (non-OMS Event)

May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Zoom online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81115382029
Meeting ID: 811 1538 2029
Password: fungifun

South Sound Mushroom Club May Meeting

Presenter: Michael Zirpoli, Evergreen State College

Michael Scott Zirpoli is a mycologist and science educator. Michael is currently working as a researcher, lab assistant and teaching assistant at The Evergreen State College. Michael’s personal research work has been funded by grants from The Stuntz Foundation and The Puget Sound Mycological Society and in 2018 he was the recipient of The Mike Beug Scholarship. Michael is passionate about education and preserving Evergreen’s legacy in the Mycological community. Working with Paul Przybylowicz, Michael helped to reinvigorate The Evergreen Culture Collection isolating over 100 unique fungi from natural settings, providing the school with an invaluable resource for future mycology work. During the course of his time at Evergreen Michael became enamored with morels and has spent close to three years tirelessly studying them in both the lab and in the field.