2022 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Class & Workshop Schedule

It probably goes without saying, but please remember that classes and workshops are only open to registered campers.

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Some workshops have limited space, and require registration on a "first come, first served" basis. If you are interested in participating in any of these workshops, be sure to first register for SOMA Camp, then click the appropriate link to register for the workshop.


Some classes have prerequisites--please check these before signing up.


This is a tentative schedule. Classes, times, and instructors may change without notice. We will email the full schedule with exact times, locations, and instructors to registered campers before camp begins.

Download and print: 2020 Camp Schedule

Complete list of instructors

Saturday, Jan 18 2020

# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
8:00am -11:30am Main Hall Check in, sign the liabilty waiver and pick up your badge SOMA Camp Registrar
Saturday Forays
# Time Title/Location Leader  
Saturday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
1 1:00pm-5:00pm Harriman-Hall-Front Wild turkey and tails
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Chris Murray
Saturday Evening
# Time Activity  
9:00am -7:00pm Silent Auction - Bid on your favorite items.  
5:30pm-6:15pm Cheese and Convivial Hobnobbing - Sunday Foray Sign-ups Begin Mark Todd
6:15pm-7:30pm Dinner by SOMA Feast Crew SOMA culinary crew
6:00pm-7:00pm Sunday Foray Signups Continue, Plus General Announcements  
6:00pm -7:00pm Silent Auction - Rolling Closes.  
7:30pm-8:30pm Main Speaker Topic: A lot has been said about the importance of biodiversity in developing our understanding of how the world works, but how do professional mycologists document fungal diversity in an understudied region? We will explore how to collect and document mushroom diversity by using our research in the West African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe as a case study. When sampling a region for the first time, how do you put names on the multitude of specimens encountered? Does a particular taxonomic entity represent a new species or has it been described previously, and if so, what is its currently accepted name? How similar or different do specimens need to be to represent the same or different species? What tools do we use to make such determinations? For that matter, what is a species and how do we delimit them? We will address these questions and more while presenting the results from our pioneering expeditions to the islands at the center of the world. Dennis Desjardin & Brian Perry

Sunday, Jan 19 2020

# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
8:00am -10am Main Hall Prepare your packed Sunday Lunch. There is no other lunch provided at CYO on Sunday CYO services
Sunday Forays
# Time Title/Location Leader  
Sunday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
Sunday Evening
# Time Activity  
5:00pm-6:00pm Convivial Hobnobbing  
6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner by SOMA Feast Crew Chef Julie Schreiber and SOMA culinary crew
After dessert 8:00pm-10:00pm The film Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg. SOMA contributed to the initial funding.

Monday, Jan 20 2020

# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
7:00am -8:30am Main Hall Breakfast CYO services
Monday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
12:30pm -1:30pm Main Hall Lunch CYO services

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Schedule last updated June 10, 2021

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