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College Outdoors

Truffle Mushroom Hunting

Date: 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST January 30, 2021 Location: Templeton Campus Center

  • Image shows an up-close picture of a person’s hands holding an earthstar mushroom. The person is wearing a blue puffy jacket and sword ferns can be seen in the background.

Templeton Campus Center

Truffles — the non-chocolate kind, sorry — are edible fungi, like mushrooms. Unlike other mushrooms, they grow underground near tree roots and the best truffles are wildly, insanely, expensive, sometimes as much as thousands of dollars per pound. Spend an afternoon foraging for Truffle mushrooms!

There are tons of different fungi hiding right beneath your feet! Learn the different ways of ID’ing mushrooms and conditions permitting we might even find some edible ones you can take home to cook!

This is the perfect opportunity to take a break and get outdoors with your “pod mates, or connect with other students and learn to appreciate the nature outside your window in a whole new way.

No Experience Necessary! This will be a fun way to get off campus with your “pod,” or sign up on your own to meet new people!

Covid-19 Mitigation:

  • Consider signing up with your “pod” mates
  • Masks and 6 ft distancing required
  • Groups capped at 10 people (including leaders)

Meeting Place:
We’ll meet in front of Templeton Student Center (aka “the Bon”).  Look for the “College Outdoors” sign.

Need Accommodations?
Please email This trip lends itself well to a variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. 

Registration for this event begins on January 16, 2021.