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Natural History Museum Presents Crazy About Mushrooms: Conversations with Mushroom Fanatics

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Anna McHughThe Sierra College Natural History Museum will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Crazy About Mushrooms: Conversations with Mushroom Fanatics” by Anna McHugh on Friday, August 31, at 7:30 PM in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus.

What do the poisoned Emperor Claudius, the Aztec storm deity Quetzalcoatl and a 5,500 year-old Ice Man have in common? They were all crazy about mushrooms! "Crazy About Mushrooms" is a dynamic, multimedia presentation that brings the story of the mysterious mushroom to light.

Anna McHugh is an award-winning journalist, writer and mushroom lover from Nevada City, CA. In 2011, Anna produced a documentary about mushrooms and the people who love them for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. From tales of Russian mobsters trying to corner the morel market to discussions of how to use fungi to remediate contaminated coastlines, Anna's archive of interviews breathes life into the science and enchantment of mycology. Using a blend of recordings, images and scientific storytelling, Anna illustrates how a passion for mushrooms transforms our relationship to the planet.   

This presentation is part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum’s 2012-2013 lecture series, and will be held on Friday, August 31 at 7:30 pm in Sewell Hall, room 111. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located in the parking lots. For more information, call the Sierra College Natural History Museum at 916-660-7926.

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