Fungi forest Walk - OUTDOOR

Come join Andy MacKinnon, renowned author and ecologist,  on an extraordinary walk through the woods to learn up close about local fungi. Andy will share his expert knowledge and insights on a guided journey through the trails of Royal Roads University.

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Please bring your own mug/water bottle and snacks

This session will run completely outside and involves gentle forest walking on trails so dress for the weather and terrain.

Room: This session is meeting in Room 114 in the Sherman Jen Building (come in the front main doors and turn to the right) & then will head outdoors.

Parking: As the Sherman Jen Building only has a small lot, we recommend, if you can, to park in the large Central Parking lot below the castle and walk to Sherman Jen Building. It is about 8 minutes to walk and you get to pass through lovely bits of gardens and forests on the way! If you are coming for the afternoon only, need to zip away quickly or have accessibility issues you can park in the lot next to the Sherman Jen building and there is a meter there ( both lots are pay parking).

Food: Bring your own snacks and a water bottle. In addition to the central Habitat Cafe, there is a mini-cafe (Sherman Jen Kiosk) in the lower part of the Sherman Jen Building that has sandwiches, treats & beverages and it is open until 2 pm.

Sherman Jen Lunch  Hour Master's of Environment Ed Presentation &  Info Tables set up for afternoon presenters

Presenters for the day and RRU's Masters of Environmental Education and Communication will have some info during the lunch hour (lunch runs 11:45-12:45 presentation by Hilary Leighton and Master's students is from 12-12:30). You are welcome to come and have your lunch in one of the rooms and find some takeaways and resources.

Some tables may still be set up after the the walk.


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Royal Roads University - Sherman Jen Building

This session is full.

This workshops is held offsite at Royal Roads University - Sherman Jen Building - 2005 Sooke Rd - Victoria, BC - V9B 5Y2 - Canada


  • Author
    Andy MacKinnon

    Andy MacKinnon is co-author of six guidebooks on local plants and fungi including Mushrooms of British Columbia and the beloved text Plants of Coastal British Columbia. His career as an ecologist spans 30 years and he continues to share his wonder, passion, and advocacy.

    Kem Luther, co-author of Mushrooms of BC and a passionate field biologist.

  • Salish Sea Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (SSEEPSA)
    Gillian Petrini
  • Salish Sea Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (SSEEPSA)
    Chloe Faught

    Chloe is a 5th generation settler on Lekwungen, W̱SÁNEĆ and Halq’emeylem lands who has a deep love for this place and is grateful every day for being able to live on these lands and learn. She is a secondary science and social studies teacher in the Saanich School District and the current president of the Salish Sea Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (SSEEPSA).