Free School of Ants Collection Kit

This isn’t really a deal, but it is free and kind of interesting especially for teachers.  It is called the School of Ants and they would like to have samples of your ants to study and report back to you on (they can certainly have all of ours).

“The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools. Collection kits are available to anyone interested in participating. Teachers, students, parents, kids, junior-scientists, senior citizens and enthusiasts of all stripes are involved in collecting ants in schoolyards and backyards using a standardized protocol so that we can make detailed maps of the wildlife that lives just outside our doorsteps. The maps that we create with these data are telling us quite a lot about native and introduced ants in cities, not just here in North Carolina, but across the United States and, as this project grows, about the ants of the world!

We are working with scientists, educators, kids, adults and enthusiasts of all stripes to collect ants in schoolyards, around workplaces and in everyone’s backyard. It’s easy! Simply request a sampling kit, send us back your ants, and we’ll notify you when your samples have been identified and can be viewed on our maps.

Posted by: on August 11, 2011 under Free

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