Fungi, one of the most ancient organisms on earth, are crucial to our future.
At this month’s Gecko Talks, passionate biologist, Sandra Tuszynska, will explain the sophisticated ways the humble fungi rule the world – and may help it survive.
She’ll also explain how and why you can help the fungi in its role of saving the environment.
Dr Tuszynska’s highly-illustrated talk covers four main aspects:
She will talk about fungi’s vital impact on the environment, and humans, covering areas from transforming pollutants such as pesticides and petrochemicals, to fungi creating soils and nourishing all life forms by munching on rocks and wood, to how universities and companies are actually growing myco-plastics, clothing, furniture and buildings with fungi.
Dr Tuszynska’s specialises in fungal biology and ecology and her goal is to preserve and encourage biodiversity starting with soil remediation by fungi. Her mission is to inspire others to take action to help all creatures great and small, as our life depends on them all.
Everyone is welcome at Gecko Talks on Wednesday, July 26th at Currumbin RSL at 7pm. It’s free. But come earlier and enjoy a meal at Currumbin RSL.
For more information, phone the Gecko office on 5534 1412 or Sandra Tuszynska 0459 228 575.
When: 26th July
Time: 6.45pm for 7pm start
Where: The Cove Room, Currumbin RSL