The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt/tax-deductible non-profit Arizona corporation, and is the state affiliate of the North American Mycological Association. We offer a variety of forays, educational meetings, dinners, and other events designed to appeal to novices and experienced mushroom hunters alike.
2019 Annual Foray!
The 2019 Annual Foray will be August 2-4 at the Sunrise Park Resort Hotel in Greer, Arizona.
This year we will be joined by a cohort of Californians including Alisa Allen, who will be teaching on dyeing with mycopigments, Chad Hyatt who will be showing cooking techniques and tasty dishes with local finds, and our keynote speaker, mycologist, author, and photographer, Noah Siegel.
Registration for the event was updated on 7/15/2019 to include all those on the waitlist.
AMS HATS & SHIRTS AVAILABLE
The Society has arranged for some spiffy new AMS apparel. These soft, brushed-cotton caps have an embroidered logo that really pops. They come in black, navy, khaki, and gray.
You can buy them online for $25 plus postage, or pick them up at SailorFish Embroidery in Scottsdale and save on shipping costs. We will also be bringing some to the AMS Annual Foray for the same price.
We also have some top quality polo shirts that you can get with the same embroidered logo.
Part of your purchase comes back to the Society to support our educational, scientific, charitable, and recreational programs.
LEATHERS SCHOLARSHIP 2019
The AMS Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the Dr. Chester Leathers Graduate Student Scholarship has been awarded to Nicole Colón-Carrión, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Betsy Arnold's lab at the U. of A. School of Plant Science.
Nicole is studying mycorrhizal relationships between fungi and tropical trees, with a particular interest in helping speed the reforestation of her native Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. In doing so, she is enlisting the aid of a number of citizen scientists, including schoolchildren who are being introduced to the scientific method.
The award comes with a grant of $1000, which will be used for travel costs for her fieldwork in Puerto Rico. We are delighted to be able to assist her. The many AMS members who have participated in our fund-raising raffles and auctions can take pride in seeing their generosity making a difference.
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Your $15 per year membership is valid for your entire household, and entitles you to benefits like
guided forays, mushroom dinners, and members-only maps for more successful hunts.