Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Students have received an assignment in class, called "Lord of the Ants: The Boy Naturalist."   This is a reading, available on-line here, and adapted from E.O. Wilson's autobiographical memoir Naturalist, which details his career as a specialist in ants, activist for preserving biodiversity and founder of the discipline of sociobiology.   The reading is based on a story from Wilson's boyhood, but also has questions that relate to a PBS Nova video chronicling Wilson's career of scientific achievement, called "Lord of the Ants."

Students can watch that video here:

Edward Osborne Wilson is truly one of the giants of biology.  Every student should learn more about him.

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