In addition to the Ants of the Southwest Class, the Ant Course is another great way to learn about ants. It is being offered August 22 to September 1, 2018 in French Guiana at the Nouragues Field station. Seventeen lucky individuals will be chosen to attend.
Sponsored by California Academy of Sciences and Center for the study of biodiversity in Amazonia (CEBA), the Ant Course is intended to help both professionals and interested amateurs learn about identification, behavior, and ecology of ants.
It isn't offered every year. The last time was in 2015. You can see previous faculty and students by visiting the Ant Course yearbook.
If you'd like to apply, there's a link to a Google form towards the top of the page. You will need to complete the application by April 1, 2018, and be prepared to give the name of a reference when you fill it out.
Hop on over to the Ant Course website for full details.
If you have gone in the past, we'd love to hear from you how it was.