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ANTS OF THE SOUTHWEST

 
 

ANTS OF THE SOUTHWEST WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2015.  FOR 2016 DATES, PLEASE CHECK BACK.

 
The American Southwest is a hotspot for North American ant diversity, with over 350 species of ants known from Arizona, and a variety of ecologically interesting taxa – including leafcutters, harvester ants, army ants, and honeypot ants. In this 10-night course, participants will gain knowledge of the outstanding diversity, ecology, and behavior of southwestern ants. This course is designed with curriculum that complements rather than competes with the California Academy of Sciences Ant Course, which is also held at the SWRS once every three years and focuses heavily on the taxonomy and systematics of ants. Although this course also covers basic taxonomy and systematics, its major focus will be on the ecology and behavior of ants. 
 
 
 
The course will include lectures, field trips, field experiments, and labs. Participants will obtain hands-on experience in experimental techniques with both field and captive ant colonies. The course will also cover
current topics in ant behavior and ecology research. Students will leave the course with a small collection they create, and may have the opportunity to set up a captive laboratory colony.
 
 

 

Please note: you must be 18 years older to register for this course.

Preferred methods of payment 

Personal check, traveler's checks, certified check, or money order, made payable to SWRS.  If you need to use a credit card, please purchase a certified check, traveler's checks, or money order with your credit card.

If you reside outside the United States, please submit your payment in the form of a certified check, money order, or bank transfer in the net amount of your fees in U.S. Dollars.  As above, if you need to use a credit card, please purchase a certified check, money order, traveler's checks, or arrange a bank transfer with your credit card.  Please contact the Station to obtain details for a bank transfer to SWRS.