|28 - 7||Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES)
Small yet abundant, with complex and wildly diverse lifestyles, ants are everywhere, living mostly hidden from our view. What if we could see into their world…on their level? What would we learn? What parallels could we draw between them and us? Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insight of ant expert and photographer Dr. Mark Moffett, SITES and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) present the world of ants, revealing amazing behaviors and complex social interactions as we’ve never seen them before. Farmers, Warriors, Builders was one of NMNH’s most popular exhibitions of 2009, and the ongoing companion website (www.mnh.si.edu/ants) has received a record number of visits. Moffett’s stunning photographs tell incredible stories about the lives of ants—hunting, communicating, dealing with disease and agriculture—and chronicle the world of entomologists in the field. This science-based exhibit will include hands-on models and possibly a live ant colony that will awe both adults and children. Exhibit provided thru the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES).