Young visitors and a museum educator examine a teaching specimen together in the Grainger Science Hub

Meet a Scientist: Rob Wunder of the Missouri Mycological Society

Event summary


6/21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with admission


About this event

Come join us as we discuss the many joys associated with mushroom forays and discovery.

Come join Rob Wunder, Vice President, Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri Mycological Society, as we discuss the many joys associated with mushroom forays and discovery. Dive deeper into how we can all appreciate mushroom form and function, life cycles, and how fungi serve as keystone organisms within ecosystems. Explore the many ways people interact with, forage, cook, and make medicine with mushrooms and mycelium. No matter your experience level, mushrooms offer exciting opportunities for us to enjoy and connect with nature.

Scientists, researchers, and collections managers are behind the scenes every day, uncovering new information and taking care of our collection.

During Meet a Scientist, you can find them in the Grainger Science Hub. They'll discuss their work and share real items from the museum’s collection of nearly 40 million objects. From collections care to field work, and dinosaurs to ecology, there’s a world of science to explore.

Visit the Science Hub on select weekdays for an up-close look at what our researchers do every day.