Ideas for teachers
We have teaching resources and lesson plans for each key stage of the curriculum, which are designed to promote a greater awareness of the importance of fungi. We also have competitions to enter and practical activities to try.
Invite a fungus expert into school
UK Fungus Day can put your school in touch with a local fungus expert or academic, who would be willing to come in and talk to your class about fungi.More information
- Discover how the mushroom got its spots
- Why not make a spore print?
Fun with fungi for Primary schools
Why not run a fun with fungi day? Fungal science, Art & Craft fun for primary school children.More information
Classroom resources for Secondary schools
Why not explore our fungi4schools webpages. Specially-produced and ready-to-use lessons and classroom activities, teacher’s guides and pupil class sheets, are among the many resources available for free download.More information
Write a blog for us
Why not get your class to write a blog on an interesting fungus fact or a recent fungus research discovery. We will publish the best ones on our UKFD Blog space.More information
Download our Activity Pack!
Our UK Fungus Day activity pack is full of activities you can organise for your classroom! UKFD Activity PackMore information
There are normally lots of family fun events around the country over the weekend of UK Fungus Day (planned for the 3rd and 4th of October in 2020).
Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 situation, outdoor events were not a substantial part UKFD 2020.
There were however a number of exciting Online Events that people enjoyed.
Video presentations from some of these, where available, will be uploaded to the UKFD website under various sections, depending on their theme. Check out the different categories starting with https://www.ukfungusday.co.uk/join/enthusiasts
Arbuscules, spores, and hyphae of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonising raspberry root.
In 2020 the UK fungus Day competition will be 'Create a Fantasy Fungus' .