School of Ants

School of Ants

The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools. Participation is open to anyone interested!  Learn more!

Join scientists at North Carolina State University's Your Wild Life Program, the Nature Research Center and the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Field Museum in Chicago, The Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection at Arizona State University, and the University of Florida department of Entomology and Nematology to document the diversity of ants in your backyard.

Anyone can participate! Learn how to create your own sampling kit, sample your backyard or schoolyard, and get our collection back to us so that we can ID the ants and add your species list to the big School of Ants map.  Together we'll map ant diversity and species ranges across North America!  Click here to get started!

Photo credit: Lauren Nichols and Your Wild Life