Register your interest for the Mushrooms in Schools program.
Are you an Australian primary school teacher of grades 3 or 4? We encourage you to register your interest in the Mushrooms in Schools project, by completing the form below.
About the Mushrooms in Schools program.
Mushrooms kits are the perfect tool for classroom learning, as your students can easily grow and harvest mushrooms in a matter of weeks!
Through the Mushrooms in Schools program, teachers will receive 10 free lesson plans, enough for the whole school term and FREE mushroom kits for their classroom. The shared mushroom kits encourage teamwork and group learning, and over a few weeks of carefully growing and harvesting, there should be enough mushrooms for each student to cook and eat.
Mushroom kits are around half the size of a student’s desk. There is no need for special garden beds or change to school infrastructure, all you will need is a water spray bottle to keep the mushrooms wet. Everything else is provided!
Each mushroom kit includes:
Recyclable box containing compost, casing and spawn - everything you need for the mushrooms to grow!
10 FREE LESSON PLANS enough for a whole school term
Brown paper bags, ready for harvest time
Mushroom manuals for the students, with recipes and nutritional information
Downloadable certificate of completion for the students
*All you will need is a water spray bottle, to water the mushrooms.
Did you know that mushrooms DOUBLE in size every day?
Your students will be excited to return to class and see how BIG their mushrooms have grown overnight!
This quick cultivation period encourages students to stay engaged and feel a sense of pride as they take their fresh mushrooms home for dinner.
Register your interest in the 'Mushrooms in Schools' program.
By registering your interest in the Mushrooms in Schools program, you will be the first to know when funding is available to supply mushroom kits.
In the meantime, make sure you check out our lesson plans, which are free to download and use anytime!