About me and my business

Discover Ants was founded in 2021. The company’s goal is to bring nature awareness and environmental education into schools and other spaces.

I discovered my passion for ants on my exchange semester while finishing my master’s degree in International Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. This lead me to working at the Natural History Museum in Vienna and finally moving to the United States, where I finished my doctorate in Zoology at North Carolina State University with a focus on ants.
Aside from my scientific work, which has appeared in news outlets such as the New York Times and National Geographic, I completed coursework on teaching and pedagogical methods. I also taught classes at two US universities.
Most recently, I worked at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Ralegh, NC where I collaborated with middle school teachers to create (teaching standards-based) curriculum for bringing science and ants into the classroom.
After returning to Austria, my home country, I decided to start Discover Ants.
More about me and my previous work at theantlife.com.

Mission & Vision

Discover Ants allows people to appreciate and connect with nature – through ants. You’ll get to discover your inner child and marvel at the discoveries you will start making in your environment. We all have an instinct for discovery in us independent of age, race, background etc.

Love of nature knows no discrimination. The encounters made in this space contribute to a mutual understanding and bring people together. Discover Ants’ vision is to convey accessible information by experts in their fields who are passionate about their work. Education should be available for everyone and Discover Ants contributes to this goal.

Die Vision von Discover Ants ist es Zugang zu Informationen, die mit Begeisterung und fachlicher Kompetenz vermittelt werden zu ermöglichen. Bildung soll für jeden Lerntypen zugänglich sein und Discover Ants möchte dazu beitragen. Bildung soll für jeden Lerntypen zugänglich sein und Discover Ants möchte dazu beitragen.