In addition to the Ants of the Southwest Class, the California Academy of Sciences’ Ant Course is another great way to learn about ants.
This year it is being offered August 3 – 18, 2020 in Cameroon: Bouamir Field station, Dja Reserve. It costs $450 and is limited to 17 students.
Sponsored by California Academy of Sciences, US National Science Foundation, Congo Basin Institute, IITA-Cameroon, the Ant Course is intended to help both professionals and interested amateurs learn about identification, behavior, and ecology of ants. The website has more details.
It isn’t offered every year and the last time was in 2015 (although it looks like there are plans for 2021 and 2022). You can see previous faculty and students by visiting the Ant Course yearbook.
If you’d like to go, you will need to complete the application by April 1, 2020. Look for the “Apply Now” button near the top of the page.
Sounds like an awesome adventure. Let us know if you get to go.