• UAS-Sitka Campus to host annual class on how to identify Southeast Alaska mushrooms

The University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus Office of Continuing Education will host Kitty LaBounty as she teaches the class “Southeast Mushrooms: How to Identify Them.”

This three-day class takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, at the UAS-Sitka Campus (with field trips). The course fee is $49 and students should dress for the outdoors, bring waxed paper and a bucket for gathering.

This course is designed to introduce students to the mushroom flora of Southeast Alaska. The focus will be on the use of taxonomic keys for identification of fungi and recognition of both edible and poisonous mushrooms. Cooking and preservation of mushrooms will be discussed. Field trips are followed by in-class identification of collected mushrooms.

There is a maximum of 18 students allowed in this class. For more information, contact the UAS-Sitka Campus Office of Continuing Education at 747-7762. To register, call 1-800-478-6653, Ext. 7762, or go to https://aceweb.uas.alaska.edu/wconnect/ace/home.htm. Click the link below to download the course brochure as a PDF file.

• Southeast Mushrooms: How to Identify Them class brochure for 2012