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Sip ‘n Science- Fascinating Fungi!

Fri, July 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

  • Discover what makes fungi unique
  • Explore fungi’s role in the environment
  • Learn the role of fungi in human health
  • See examples of local fungi
  • Dissect a fungus

Sip n’ Science Fascinating Fungi is a captivating event designed to explore the world of mushrooms and fungi while snacking and enjoying your favorite drink! This event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating science and enchanting qualities of these incredible organisms.

During this event, Dr. Masuoka will shed light on the ecological significance of fungi, emphasizing their unique characteristics and their impact on human health. With his expertise, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the intricate relationships fungi have with their environment and other organisms. Participants will also learn about the incredible variety of mushrooms and fungi found right here in Wichita Falls, TX.

Sip n’ Science Fascinating Fungi is the perfect event for anyone interested in nature, science, and the remarkable organisms that often go unnoticed beneath our feet!

$25 per person, $20 for RBNC Members. For ages 21 and up.


Presenter Bio

Dr. James Masuoka earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Montana State University. From there he went on to complete a PhD in Biology (studying trace metals in tuna) at the University of California, San Diego. He did post-doctoral research in medical mycology at the University of Virginia before joining the faculty at MSU in 2007. Dr. James Masuoka is currently an Associate Professor in the Biology department.

Sip n’ Science FAQ

Is it BYOB?

No, wine and beer are distributed by a TABC-certified bartender. Please bring your ID with you to the event.

Do you have to be 21 and up to attend?


I don’t have a PayPal account, how can I pay?

We have several ways of accepting payments! You can come to the Nature Gift Shop at RBNC any time during business hours, we can take your payment over the phone, you can send in a check, or you can check out using PayPal as a guest. Registration will not be complete until RBNC has your form and payment. Give us a call at 940-767-0843 if you have any questions!