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The Ants of Missouri Project
Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
St. Louis County Library – Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. REGISTER below! Registrants receive Zoom link to join via email immediately after registering.
Featured Scientist: James C. Trager, Ph.D., Naturalist / Myrmecologist
Did you know there are almost 150 different species of ants known from Missouri? Accounting for this diversity is that Missouri is at the crossroads of the formerly glaciated North, never glaciated South, the Eastern Broadleaf Forest (including the Ozarks), and the Central Grassland biomes. U.S. entomologist and naturalist James Trager has been sampling and identifying ants in Missouri since 1988, and in retirement has dedicated himself to preparing a guide to this mostly unseen component of Missouri’s biological diversity.
The Ants of Missouri Project is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.