NMA offers a 12-hour mushroom identification class, taught by mushroom experts.

The second session is currently full, but people can register to get on a waiting list. To be eligible for this second session (starts Oct 8), you should have prior training or study identifying mushrooms.

To get on the waiting list, please fill out the form. First come, first served. Thanks!

About the classes. The classes are offered in two, 3-week sessions of three classes each. Each class meets Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm at the ReStore conference room, beginning Sept 17, 2019 (the last class is October 22).

The first 3-week session will be an introduction to mushrooms and the procedures and resources used in mushroom collection and identification, emphasizing hands-on identification with keys. Students are encouraged to collect and identify mushrooms away from class and bring in their finds (identified or not) to each class. At the end of each class 10-15 minutes are taken to discuss the interesting finds of the week. First-session students will receive a copy of the new Kit Scates’ picture key and copies of beginner’s keys. They are encouraged to purchase Trudell & Ammirati’s “Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest” (available at the first session).

The second 3-week session (beginning Oct 8) will continue hands-on identification of mushrooms that students and instructors bring to class. This session is also good for prior students of ID classes to hone their mushroom IDing skills.

The cost of each 3-week session is $15, or $30 for both. (Payment by cash or check will be collected in person at the first class.) Please register online using this form.

You may register for either session, or both. Classes will be limited to 25. If necessary, a waiting list will be maintained for each session.
For the second session, priority will be given to students in this order:
1) first-time students who sign up for the full course
2) first-time students who completed the first session
3) members who have taken a previous mushroom ID class

The class is open to members only. Make sure your dues are paid up for fall. If you joined or renewed your membership at last year’s Wild Mushroom Show, or since then, then your membership extends to the end of this year. If you have friends who might like to take these classes, urge them to join the club. Please see the NMA website membership page to renew or join: https://www.northwestmushroomers.org/join-or-renew-membership/