Gamboa Discovery School joins the field excursion to document differences in colony aggression
Gamboa Discovery School explores the transplanted greenhouse colonies
After an interactive performance depicting the key componensts of the mutualism, the organisms are displayed and explained. Photo by Andrew Quitmeyer.
December 2014 public lecture at St. Louis University High School
Musical representations of colony structure
Interactive glowing tree sculptures
Cecropia seeds lay dormant on the rainforest floor, sometimes for decades, awaiting a break in the canopy to spurt a ray of light. The seed senses the changing environment and germinates with explosive growth. Soon after, a new Azteca queen will colonize the plant, found a colony, and help protect it from other gap-growing competitors.