Want to learn more about ants? Sign up for the American Museum of Natural History’s Ants of the Southwest class to be held August 9 through 18, 2017 at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.
This class is a golden opportunity because Arizona is a fantastic place to study ants, largely due to the unique and diverse habitats found here. In addition honeypot ants like the one in the photograph, we have more than 350 different species.
What does the course cover? Among other things, students will be given the opportunity to study behavior and communication in ants, learn how to keep ant colonies in the laboratory, make an ant reference collection, and learn some photography techniques.
Cost: Tuition is $1206 (includes room and board).
If you are interested, you will need to fill out the application form at the course website by July 1, 2017.
Note: Another ant class, the California Academy of Sciences Ant Course, is not being held this year.
Have you taken this course? Leave us a comment to let us know about your experiences.
2 Replies to “Ants of the Southwest Class 2017”
I attending the Ants of the Southwest course in the summer of 2014, and it was an incredible experience! Participants enjoy a rigorous schedule of entomological exploration, collection, and dissection, all in the the heart of North America’s greatest ant diversity. This comes highly recommended from both ant enthusiasts and researchers alike.
Thank you for the feedback. Sounds like it is well worth the cost.