Ridpath Fantastic Fungi

Falling in Love with Fungi at Ridpath Middle School

Sometimes reaching out across the world wide web can lead to amazing things – as they did when Mrs. Fenn, an elementary school teacher at Ridpath Public School in Ontario, Canada reached out to Louie Schwartzberg on Twitter about her class’ interest in one of our favorite topics at Moving Art: fungi.

We had the pleasure of following Mrs. Fenn’s class as they learned about mushrooms and fundraised to support our upcoming documentary Fantastic Fungi. It was always a highlight of our day when we received an update on how the class was doing!

This past week Louie and Mrs. Fenn’s class connected through the power of Skype, where the students asked all sorts of questions about fungi and filmmaking. In turn, we asked Mrs. Fenn to give us a little background on her class, and how these first and second graders got so fascinated by the network living underground.

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