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In brief: Norman museum events

Oklahoman Published: March 24, 2009
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photo - A fire ant is displayed.PHOTO PROVIDED
A fire ant is displayed.PHOTO PROVIDED
Ants march into Sam Noble

NORMAN — Two programs coming up at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., will focus on the biology of ants.

"Ants: Nature’s Secret Power,” a film produced by "The Ants” author and Pulitzer Prize winner Bert Holldobler, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. today. The movie will be introduced by Holldobler and a question-and-answer session will be after the film. Admission is free.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Holldobler will give a free lecture on "Order in Chaos: Communication and Cooperation in Ant Societies.” The lecture will focus on how sister ants cooperate to perform feats impossible for individuals and how scientists have been trying to unlock the ant colony’s gift for mass communication. Holldobler also will share discoveries on the grammar of chemicals and the rhythm that ants use to organize labor, plot war against other colonies and negotiate truces.

For more information, call 325-4712.

Family night set at museum
NORMAN — Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., will host "Family Night Out: Wild in the Garden” from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

AT A GLANCE
Two looks at the biology of ants
Film
"Ants: Nature’s Secret Power”

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Cost: Free

Contact: Call 325-4712

Lecture
"Order in Chaos: Communication and Cooperation in Ant Societies”

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Cost: Free

Contact: Call 325-4712

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