Welcome to the 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!
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!
NEW: Bring School of Ants into your classroom!
Explore topics of diet, food types, food quality, and ant diversity with your students. Designed by a former teacher, this three-day teaching module is a great complement or alternative to the School of Ants project. Learn More!