I have a genuine love of science and outreach activities allow me to share this love. Developing a wonder for the natural world at a young age, my exploration has culminated with a deep interest in the natural history of both fungi and plants. Public outreach gives me a wonderful opportunity to share this passion for the natural world with other people who exhibit a similar passion.
I’ve been involved with outreach at many different levels and in numerous ways through the years. I have worked with students from elementary to high school levels during educational lectures and field trips. I have contributed to numerous public workshops and lectures to advance scientific awareness of both plants and fungi to the general public. Some of my past service has consisted of being a mushroom identifier for the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, administering free public short courses on mushroom cultivation, and being a consultant to farmers interested in the cultivation of woody biomass crops with no fertilization. Trying to bridge the citizen scientist and academic communities, I started the blog Cyme & Cystidium to communicate to the wider public.
If you have questions about my outreach activities or would like me to speak to your public group or provide a workshop, please feel free to contact me at josh…@gmail.com.