Community Engagement and Outreach Programs

One of my life goals is to make sure lichen knowledge is accessible to everybody. Therefore, I am very interested in outreach programs. If you are looking for somebody to talk about lichens in your school, society, environmental center, university, etc., please contact me.

The Expert is In: Liking Lichens

Q?rius Exhibit at NMNH

BioBlitz - Lichen Inventory at Theodore Roosevelt Island

2022 - Lichens: 20K Symbioses Wanting Your Attention (seminar and workshop), Central Mindanao University, Valencia, Philippines

2022 -  Lichens | Dallas Nature Channel. 

Part 1: https://www.dallasnaturechannel.com/videos/lichens_manu_brit/

Part 2: Coming soon!

Part 3: Coming soon!

2021 - Lichens! Friends of the Southwest Nature Preserve, Arlington, TX

2021 - The World of Lichens. Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Denton, TX

2021 - The Secret Life of Lichens | Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FESTIVAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5eBFzd4D3c&list=PLwKFsJZmdxpEhK9d-PHhHQqQgdM-2Xay0&index=55&ab_channel=ExploringByTheSeatOfYourPants

2021 - Liberty’s Promise Career Panel. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

 

2021 - "Lichen 101". Galveston Bay Area Chapter Texas Master Naturalist

 

2021 - "Lichens". Indian Trail Chapter Texas Master Naturalist

 

2021 - Lichen Walk and Collecting Training. Wakefield Heights Park

 

2020 - Intro Lichenology. Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter

 

2020 - Lichen Lab in Environmental Microbiology Course (invited speaker). George Mason University

 

2020 - Lichens 101: Everything you need to make lichens part of your naturalist life. Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting

 

2020 - Lichens 101. North Texas Master Naturalist

 

2020 - Brookline Public Schools – Heath School

2020 - The Lichen Lifestyle: It's More Complex than You Think. Audubon Naturalist Society

 

2020 - iNaturalist City Challenge ID Party ONLINE

2020 - What's a Lichen? With Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno Webinar. Smithsonian Science How. One talk (approx. 1h) available at:

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/webinar-whats-lichen

2020 - You + Me = Symbioses - Smithsonian Associates, Washington, DC

2019 - What's a Lichen? How a Smithsonian Scientist Studies a Unique Symbiosis Live Broadcast. Smithsonian Science How. Shows available at (approx. 48 min each):

https://www.ustream.tv/recorded/124607003

https://www.ustream.tv/recorded/124609758

2018/2019 - Volunteer in the project “Collection and identification of lichens on the Patuxent Research Refuge and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center”

 

2019 - Patuxent Research Refuge (PRR) and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

 

2019 - “Herbology” Class: Magic Lichens. Hogwarts Summer Camp, Washington, DC

 

2019 - Exploring the Amazing World of Lichens Live Broadcast (42 min). Smithsonian Science How. Available at:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/120830052

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/120831187

 

2019 - Teen Science Café – A New Approach to STEM, Washington, DC

 

2019 - The Mycological Association of Washington, DC

2018 - Patuxent Research Refuge (PRR) and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

 

2018 - iNaturalist City Challenge Washington, DC – Species Identification Evening. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

 

2018 - iNaturalist City Challenge Washington, DC. Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC

 

2018 - Lichens 101 (3rd edition). Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington, VA

2018 - Lichens 101 (2nd edition). Educational talk and hike for the National Association for Interpretation.

Great Falls, VA

2017/2018 - iNaturalist City Challenge Washington, DC + Species ID Evening at the Museum

2017 - The Expert is In Series: Liking Lichens. Program open to the public showing lichens, lichen uses, lichens under microscopes, etc. Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

 

2017 - Why Lichens Are The Coolest. Educational talk and hike for the Northern Neck Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. Wicomico Church, VA

 

2017 - Lichen Basics. Educational talk and hike for the employers and friends of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Lothian, MD

 

2017 - Lichens 101. Educational talk and hike for the National Association for Interpretation.

Great Falls, VA

2016 - BioBlitz: Lichen Inventory from the Theodore Roosevelt Island. Washington, DC

2013 - Observatory Talk Series: The World of Lichens. GMU, Fairfax, VA

2013 - Observatory Talk Series: Happy FUNGIving – Introduction to Symbiosis. GMU, Fairfax, VA

2012 - Rapid Guide to Lichens of Wet Montane Forest of Costa Rica. Las Cruces Field Station, Costa Rica

http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/guideimages.asp?ID=581

2012 - Two lichen tours (day and night), in English and Spanish. Las Cruces Field Station, Costa Rica

 

2010 - Fungi and Lichen Educational Display. Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Expert is In: Liking Lichens

Q?rius Exhibit at NMNH