Ants of the Southwest Class

Are you looking for a way to learn more about ants? Check out the upcoming Ants of the Southwest class to be held this summer at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.

When:  July 17-26, 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to hang out with ant researchers like Gordon Snelling, Michele Lanan, Terry McGlynn, Anna Dornhaus, Kimberly Franklin, Howard Topoff and others?

The class is meant to complement the California Academy Ant Class, which is going to be in Peru this year. Topics covered will include ways to assess ant biodiversity, methods for keeping ant colonies in the lab, collective behavior, communication and field ecology of ants, as well as photography techniques (I could really use that!) Students will also be making their own ant collection to learn taxonomy and systematics.

You cover your own transportation costs and $1300 for tuition (includes room and board).

If you are interested in this class, you will need to fill out the application form at the course website by May 3, 2013.

Let us know if you decide to go.

And a big thank you to Ann for bringing this class to my attention!


3 Replies to “Ants of the Southwest Class”

  1. $1300 for 10 days with this amount of ant-expertise is a really good buy.
    Once again, I can’t make it this summer, but am invited to instruct in this course the next time. But no need to wait for that; sign up now!

  2. Just a reminder that the deadline to sign up for the class is coming soon. In case you all though it had passed it was extended and is now June 2. It is gonna be a blast.

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