Bruce Museum Citizen Science Project: School of Ants

The Bruce Museum’s latest Citizen Science initiative, School of Ants is up and running. This new project, in collaboration with University of Florida and North Carolina State University, allows participants to collect real data on ants that live in their neighborhood for research scientists.

The research scientists will use the ant collections to map localities and distributions, monitor the spread of invasive species, and view the effects of climate change across the United States.

A temporary display at the Bruce Museum showing an aluminum cast of a fire ant nest, a 20x model of the Eastern carpenter ant, and a collection kit for the School of Ants Citizen Science project.

A temporary display at the Bruce Museum showing an aluminum cast of a fire ant nest, a 20x model of the Eastern carpenter ant, and a collection kit for the School of Ants Citizen Science project.

The project is designed for teacher, student, or family participation; the collection process takes a little more than an hour.

Collection kits are available free of charge at the Bruce Museum. Anyone interested in participating should contact Tim Walsh, manager of Natural History Collections and Citizen Science, via email or at 203-413-6767.

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