Friends of Oceanography Offers
Field Trip to Identify Wild Mushrooms
Narragansett, R.I .-- August 22, 2001
-- Finding fungi can be fun, and fall is
the ideal time to enjoy identifying wild
mushrooms while walking along the trails
at URIs W. Alton Jones Campus.
Friends of Oceanography will host a field
trip that should be perfect for locating
mushrooms after this years rainy,
damp New England summer.
On Wednesday, September 19, at 1 p.m.
University of Rhode Island botany
professor emeritus Dr. Roger Goos will
take participants on a guided walk through
the Netty Jones Nature Preserve on the W.
Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich. The
2-hour walk will not focus on finding
edible mushrooms, but will show
participants ways to identify fungi from a
Participants will meet at the Netty
Jones Nature Preserve at 1 p.m. Walkers
are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes
for walking on trails.
Cost for the walk is $2 for members of
Friends of Oceanography and $5 for
non-members. Preregistration by September
14 is required. For information or
registration, call 874-6602.
Dr. Roger Goos, a mycologist (a botanist
who studies fungi) specializing in
Helicosporae, received his B.A. and Ph.D.
from the University of Iowa. He was
appointed Associate Professor of Botany at
URI in 1970 where he eventually served as
chairman of the department from 1971-1986,
retiring from the University in 1995. A
member of many professional organizations,
he served as President of the Mycological
Society of America from 1985-1986.
Established in 1985 to support and
promote the activities of the
Graduate School of Oceanography,
Friends of Oceanography informs and
educates the membership and the general
public about the scientific,
technological, and environmental research
that takes place at GSO. The organization
sponsors public lectures, open houses,
marine-related mini-courses, science
cruises on Narragansett Bay, and an annual
auction. The Friends office is located in
the Coastal Institute Building on URI's
Narragansett Bay Campus. For information
about Friends of Oceanography, call
Contact:: Lisa Cugini, (401) 874-6642,