Insects are a kind of biological dark horse when it comes to scientific education. Unassuming and often dismissed, they are a great system for sparking curiosity and appreciation for the natural world. The idea that the same tiny ants that seem like simple household nuisances have complex societies and a history stretching back to the age of dinosaurs seems to hit all the right notes for inspiring the latent scientist in just about anyone. Our research has been shared in museum exhibits, after school and summer programs, lectures, and even a comic book!
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