The School of Ants project needs people like us to help them create detailed lists and maps of urban areas where ants live. They especially want ants collected around schools and homes.
It is thought that more than 30,000 different species of ants exist throughout the world. Only a little more than one third of them have been described and named.
So if you or your group or school would like to participate, send for the collecting kit from the School of Ants. It's free. It has everything you will need to help you collect the ants in the area you choose. The only thing you need to provide is a freezer to keep the ants in until you send them to the School of Ants.
Once you have done your part, the School of Ants will take a look at the ants you send them. They will identify the ants and let you know what kinds of ants you found. Who knows? You might find a new species.
There are a couple of links below to help you out. Send for your kit right away. Happy hunting.
Track Ants in Your Neighborhood
School of Ants