House 15, Nolan Park, Governors Island
Just 15 mins by ferry from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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Intelligent Fungi is a three month exhibition, research and workshop series to celebrate the fungal wisdoms and learn from fungi, our greatest teachers, to build, nourish, and heal.
We invite you to take a self guided tour through the mushroom life cycle, watch mycelium running, or take a break at our Mycolibrary while appreciate some fungal arts and furniture.
WORKSHOPS & events
Get hands-on with water restoration, experiment with mushroom paper making, and survey the mushroom species on Governors Island with our guest mycologists, artists, citizen scientists, and interdisciplinary educators.
Fascinated by fungal intelligence, we study the potentials of teaming with fungi to address the toughest environmental challenges and explore mycoremediation at community and personal levels.
Mushroom Water Filtration Demo
Mycorrhizal Meditation (Fiona MacDonald, audio)
Aug 4 | Mycelial Digestion Workshop (Chloe Zimmerman, workshop)
Aug 11 | Partner with Fungi to Support Ecosystem Health (Jess Rubin, workshop)
Aug 24 | Introduction to Mushroom Identification (Paul Sadowski, talk)
Sept 8 | Fruiting Bodies: Creative Experiments in Fungal Inoculation & Mycoremediation (Christopher Kennedy, Chloe Zimmerman, Lucia Monge, workshop)
Sept 14 & 21 | MycoPaper: Making Handmade Paper with Mushrooms (Nica Rabinowitz, workshop)
Oct 6 | Mushroom Walk (New York Mycological Society, outdoor)
Oct 19 | Styrofoam Decomposition Experiment (show and tell)
Propose a Public Program
Intelligent Fungi is a platform for fellow soil builders, educators, artists, designers, citizen scientists, mycologists to collaborate, experiment, and tell the stories about human fungi symbioses. We look forward to learning about your work!
Volunteer with Us
We are an all volunteer team and need all types of help. Volunteering with us is a great way to learn from the fungal wisdoms while exercising your talents and having fun. Join us. For the mycelium!
Make a Donation
The Intelligent Fungi Series is a public program completely fueled by community donations. You can help us keep the program running by making a donation today!