UConn Extension — Bug Week AntU Day!


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Thursday, July 27, 2017 

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Biology/Physics Building, UConn Storrs | 91 N Eagleville Rd, Storrs CT

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12:30 – 1:30 pm:  Dr. Janine Caira, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Biology/Physics 130: How do we DO AntU?  Join AntU architect Janine Caira to learn more about this unique and ambitious initiative.  Launched by a 2016 NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research award, our Army Ant Guest education endeavors quickly expanded to involve faculty, staff and students working across UConn—and we’re just getting started!

1:30 – 4:30 pm: “Be Our Guest” Exhibit Activities and Fun Giveaways for All Ages!

Biology/Physics Lobby:  

  • Learn about army ant “guests” and take one home
  • Check out the live fungus-growing ant colony
  • Take some selfies with our giant 12-foot ant
  • Identify specimens at the microscope stations
  • See amazing ant guest collection before-and-after
  • Watch AntU Digital Media & Design student videos on the big screen
  • Learn about the NSF grant project and share your ideas
  • Sign up for a collection tour at bugweek.uconn.edu
  • Get a ticket for FREE AntU DAIRY BAR Ice Cream!

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Greenhouse:

Ant-Plant Treasure Hunt - Get your Greenhouse map in BioPhysics, then head downstairs to find myrmecophytes!

Parking information: Parking is available in Lot 9 adjacent to the Lodewick Visitors Center and in the North Parking Garage, located at 103 N Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269. The lot and the garage are a short walking distance to the Biology/Physics Building. 

For Public Programing contact Leanne Harty (CSMNH).

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