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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Deborah M. Gordon
  • Director Steve Belfer
  • Animator Michelle Tessier, James Jacob
  • Compositor Eva Branellec
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson


Additional Resources for you to Explore
At this link, you can find the following:

1. TED Talk introducing this experiment
2. Instructions to do this experiment with different species of ants
3. Instructional video
4. Coming soon: a website to enter data, so that users can compare results from different species