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On Tuesday 24 October Marizeth Groenewald and Trix Merkx visited the primary school Het Mozaiek in Houten to tell the children of group 5 what fungi and yeasts are, where it can be found and how the 100 000 strains in the Westerdijk Institute are kept safely. After the lecture the children had the opportunity to look at several fungi under the microscopes, they could also taste some of the products in which fungi are used such as different type of cheeses, sausages and bread. They even made their own drawings with baker’s yeasts and each child got a photo of their own yeast art afterwards. They were all very enthusiastic and many of them went home with interesting stories to tell about the fungi they saw. It was a successful afternoon and who knows, maybe we will see a few of them back as future Biologists at the Westerdijk Institute.