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 websiteby 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!
Somehow wouldn't you think the Ant Course 2011 at South Western Research Station in Portal, AZ would be a a bit more serious than this?
The information for the 2012 Ant Course is already up at the California Academy of Sciences website. It will be 2012 August 6-16, at the Makerere University Biological Field Station in Kibale Forest, Uganda. Time to start working on your passport. 🙂
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.