The webcasts with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno aired March 28, 2019, as part of the Smithsonian Science How series. Watch a recording in the player above or by using the link below. After watching the show, please take our survey and tell us how we did!
What is a lichen? Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno will take students on an exploration of the world of lichens, helping them to realize that lichens are living all around us — from forests to city streets. Manuela will explain what lichens are and how the lichen symbiosis works. Your class will get to see Manuela’s student interns in action, extracting DNA from lichens in one of the Smithsonian’s labs.