RDF TV - Nebraska Vignettes #4 - Ants that farm, compost and weed
By RICHARD DAWKINS, JUDY DIAMOND, THE RICHARD DAWKINS FOUNDATION
Updated: Wed, 05 May 2010 17:25:15 UTC - An RDFRS Original
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Richard Dawkins explains how fungus-farming ants from Central and South America make their living.
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During Richard Dawkins' 2009 American tour, we visited Judy Diamond's "Explore Evolution" exhibit at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln. This exhibit has now been replicated in six museums around the country (see list below). While visiting we filmed a collection of short unrehearsed and unscripted videos—just inspired by the "Explore Evolution" exhibit.
The Explore Evolution exhibits are on display at the following museums:
Exhibit Museum of Natural History
University of Michigan
Exhibit opened January 14, 2006
Kansas Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center
University of Kansas
Exhibit opened November 1, 2005
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
University of Oklahoma
Exhibit opened August 27, 2005
Science Museum of Minnesota
Exhibit was on display between October 15, 2005 and February 5, 2006
Texas Memorial Museum
University of Texas at Austin
Exhibit opens October 1, 2007
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Exhibit opened September 9, 2005
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0229294
Special Thanks to:
Dr. Judy Diamond
The University of Nebraska State Museum
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