Fungus educational resources

Grow Wild has been working alongside the British Mycological Society to create some fun and informative resources all about the mysterious kingdom of fungi.

Suitable for a range of ages and group sizes these resources will not only teach you about the lifecycle of a fungus, but will explain why fungi are so important for our planet, how they could help solve environmental issues, and even how we depend on fungi for lots of our favourite foods (many more than you might expect).

Click the headings below to download the PDFs for free:

PDF icon What are fungi and why are they important

A great place to start to learn more about fungi.

This resource is great for learning about:

  • How fungi grow and reproduce
  • How fungi help the ecosystem
  • Why fungi are important for the planet
  • How fungi impact our day to day lives
PDF icon Let's be fungi! Group Activity

A fun interactive learning activity for a group of four or more, featuring glitter!

This resource is great for learning about:

  • More detail on the lifecycle of fungi
  • Mycelium and its function
  • How fungi get food
  • Why fungi are important recyclers in the ecosystem
PDF icon Five ways fungi have shaped the world

An easily digestible introduction to how fungi and plants create important partnerships with plants. Get ready for amazing and surprising facts.

This resource is great for learning about:

  • How fungi and plants depend on each other to live  
  • How fungi help to clean up the planet 
  • The ways fungi can help the environment
  • How fungi are used in important medicines

We hope you have lots of fun learning about fungi! Don’t forget to share your pictures and stories with us.

Tag us @growwilduk on Instagram or @GrowWildUK on Facebook and we'll feature your fungi photos as you progress through the various growing stages. If you're super keen, you can also join our Grow Wild Fungus Growers Facebook Group.

Find more resources and information from the British Mycological Society on their website.