Eben Bayer, Co-Founder of Ecovative Dana Wodzenski, Microbiologist at Ecovative
Eben was always thinking about how to combine the things he saw every day growing up on a farm with his interests in science and innovation. Dana was interested in biology—specifically microbiology—ever since she was young and learned that tiny microbes could be found everywhere. Together, Eben and Dana work on developing Ecovative's Mushroom Materials™ with the goal of replacing plastic packaging materials with environmentally friendly, compostable, mycelium-based materials.
The story and innovations at Ecovative form the core of our Mushroom Maestros curriculum module, which includes elementary lessons that can be used in ELA, math, science, art and social studies classes. Click here to learn more.