UK Fungus Day is the outreach arm of the British Mycological Society, promoting fungi and fungal science throughout the year and at all levels. Our celebratory weekend for UKFD19 is approaching (6th October 2019) and we would love to hear about the many events and activities that you've got planned to celebrate fungi and fungal science. We can promote these events on our Facebook, Twitter and Website pages…so if you want to drop us some brief details with a promotional picture/banner we can add this event to our event listing areas.
As in previous years, we will be supporting the Royal Society of Biology’s Biology Week activities and our intense weekend of fungal events will kick start Biology Week; however, if you are planning a fungus event at some other time, we are still keen to hear about it and will publicise your event on our website and social media platforms.
We are planning to offer a wide range of materials & resources to support your events, such as oyster spawn kits supplied by Ann Miller; UKFD t-shirts and magnifying rulers, as well as templates and ideas for children’s activities and BMS leaflets and other resources. Be sure to let us know your requirements.
We would like to encourage some of the smaller events that supported us in the past and any potentially new event organisers who would be willing to give up time to run events if certain costs were met (hiring of a hall, supply of materials for children’s activities etc.), to apply for a small outreach grant of up to £150 to specifically help to fund a UKFD event. We envisage offering 10 supporting grants of this nature. There is also a small budget to enable you to meet small expenses claims and these will be considered on an individual case basis.
This year, we are focused and committed to making UK Fungus Day the largest celebration of fungi and fungal science ever! We want to increase our UKFD connections, and support as many events as possible across the country, to continue to raise awareness of the importance of fungi and fungal biology, as well as to highlight how exciting and interesting the fungal kingdom is.
UK Fungus Day continues to build momentum but we cannot do it without your help! The success of UK Fungus Day is dependent on our fantastic event organisers, hosting incredible events nationwide, and we can't wait to hear from you!
What we need to know:
· Name of the event
· Date & Time
· 1 image or poster to accompany the post/A flyer enabling us to publicise your event.
· Location (with POSTCODE and LATITUDE & LOGITUDE coordinates if possible)
· Target audience
· Any online links you wish us to add (to websites or social media platforms)
· Price of admission if applicable
· Brief description of event (Max 100 words)
Many thanks for supporting UK Fungus Day and for helping us to raise awareness of fungi and fungal science.
Dr Eleanor Landy
Chair of the British Mycological Society Fungal Education and Outreach Committee