The festival was sponsored by Duke University's Wilderness Outdoor Opportunities for Durham Students ('WOODS'). My table included 'touch and feel' lichens, a dissecting scope (so that children could see the lichens up close), and samples of local lichens for children to take home. I also had opportunities to interact with people of all ages from the local community and a number of K-12 educators.
There were many lichens to put under the scope.
I was sure to accommodate even the smallest of lichen observers.
The whole family can learn to love lichens!
A lesson on minute graphids.