We are Mycelium
This resource brings together poetry and science to explore the relationship between trees and fungus/ mycelium. It focuses on the idea of symbiosis, and the role mycelium plays in the ecosystem. It includes discussion points and creative writing activities inspired by Brooke Nind's 'Mycelium Under the Canopy', a winning poem in the Young Poets Network Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge 2021, in partnership with People Need Nature.
Key Stages 4 & 5
Topics: mycelium, trees and mushrooms, symbiosis, climate change, ecosystem
Literary features: voice (first person), tenses, repetition (anaphora)