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The Morel of the Story: Comparing Scientific Research with Local Mushroom Hunters' Knowledge of Morel Mushrooms

This article is from Issue The Morel of the Story - Vol. 1 No. 8.

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Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Scientific Topics
  • The Scientific Process
  • Uses and Benefits of Science

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Benefit of natural resources to local economy
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Food chain
  • Forest Community
  • Fungus
  • Importance of Forests
  • Nutrients
  • Outdoor Time
  • Value of natural environments

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Populations, resources and environments (F)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)