Ant Course 2013

Looking for that special gift for someone who is crazy about ants? Why not send them to the Ant Course 2013?

This year the ant course is going to be held August 4-15, 2013 at the Villa Carmen Biological Station, Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru.

(Rainforest View by George GrimmHowell from Public Domain Pictures)

Rainforest! According to the website, there are a variety of habitats including old growth rainforest!

What kinds of ants might you encounter?

and many, many more.

Ready to go?

Although the course is open to everyone, priority will be given to students. Check Ant Course 2013 for details.

Deadline:  April 1, 2013

Edit: Alex Wild now has an online identification guide to some common ants you will encounter.

Ant Course 2011

Happy 2011!

Are you making resolutions and setting goals for the New Year? Thinking of polishing up your ant taxonomy skills? You might want to consider adding the California Academy of Science’s Ant Course 2011. You can bet it is on my wish list!

This year the ant course is being held August 4 – 14, 2011 at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, AZ, USA.

California Academy of Sciences offers an ant course every year in different locations. According to the website, it is open to all interested individuals. Because space is limited to 30 students, however, priority given to students with who need the course for their research. I wonder if ant bloggers are invited to hang out? 🙂

You’ll need to make up your mind by April 1, 2011, which is the application deadline.

If you are unsure, take a look at the instructor list from last year. Wow!