Workshops. Each year the Club organizes displays and workshops, some for beginners, some more advanced, some for kids, some for adults. In 2019 we ran a stand in Whitby's Pannett Park on its open day, and had three workshops on close observation of nature run jointly with the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

Part of the Club's 2013 Centenary Exhibition in Whitby Museum

Part of the Club's 2013 Centenary Exhibition in Whitby Museum

Workshops in earlier years have focused on particular groups of organisms, like mosses (the North York Moors is a good place to study these) or spiders (do you know how many different sorts you have in your home?) or microfungi on decaying pines (an amazing, complex and incredibly variable mini-ecosystem). And these are just examples.

Exhibitions. The Club's collective efforts extend beyond workshops. For our Centenary, in 2013, we organized a full-scale exhibition about fungi, the first of its kind ever staged in England, with more than 40 panels, each dealing with a different aspect of these essential organisms: without fungi, life as we know it would be impossible. The highlight of the exhibition was a giant fly agaric mushroom constructed by kids at the local school.

Part of the Club's 2013 Centenary Exhibition in Whitby Museum

Part of the Club's 2013 Centenary Exhibition in Whitby Museum

Part of the Club's 2013 Centenary Exhibition in Whitby Museum

Part of the Club's 2013 Centenary Exhibition in Whitby Museum

Flower painting for kids at a Club workshop in August 2019

Plant painting at the Club's August 2019 workshop


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