Fungus Among Us NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
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California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, January 11, 2018
“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences | Thursdays
Put down the button mushrooms and discover fungi’s true potential.
Schedule of events:
7:30pm, Enter the wonderful world of mushroom foraging with Debbie Viess of the Bay Area Mycological Society—and learn how and where to find fungi, why it’s important to study them, and why they’ve kept her fascinated for so long.
8:30pm, Discover the power of psilocybin, the naturally-occurring psychedelic compound produced by very special shrooms. Learn about the history—and future—of its use in psychiatric medical research with Dr. Brian Anderson, resident physician at UCSF.
Get up close and personal with mycorrhiza, fungi that colonizes plant roots, and other fungal delights with Stanford Lab and the San Francisco Microscopical Society.