Jan 05 2018
Scientist in the Spotlight: Ants are Awesome!

Scientist in the Spotlight: Ants are Awesome!

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah at Natural History Museum of Utah

Most think ants are just creepy-crawlers, but they are more than pests. Ants are awesome! In Utah alone, there are records for 229 native species. What’s more, ants play crucial roles in nature: They are necessary for a stable ecosystem and are especially important for the plants with whom they interact and cohabitate with.

Talk with evolutionary biologist Rodolfo Probst and explore his research questions about why some species of ants have plants as friends, and why do others not. Explore the idea of morphological evolution, and how both ants and plants are changing together. Check out the tools Rodolfo uses in the field to do his research and explore the amazing diversity of these awesome insects.

Admission Info

$14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID

Dates & Times

2018/01/05 - 2018/01/05

Location Info

Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108