Did you hear about this amazing exhibit in MAIZE (corn) which covers
from the ancient uses through current technologies and research of this
amazing grain that is used more than any other grain in the world? No-
its not in Syracuse, NYC, or Ithaca....
It's right here in the Valley- at SRAC! BUT ONLY UNTIL January 26th!!
|Enter the exhibit and begin the journey!|
This ancient grain was among the many organisms that evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin examined. In his travels to South America, Darwin recognized the tremendous variation in maize and its long history of intentional breeding. In regards to domestication, Darwin stated, “Although man does not cause variability and cannot even prevent it, he can select, preserve, and accumulate the variations given to him by the hand of nature almost in any way which he chooses; and thus he can certainly produce a great result” (from The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Charles Darwin, 1868).
|There is alot of interactivity around each corner waiting for you!|
|Put on your safety glasses and grind corn like the ancients!|
Learn about fascinating advances in the science of plant genetics, the history, the process, and the controversies. Don't miss this opportunity to explore evolution in action through history and science in Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain. Funding for this exhibition is from the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program DBI-0820619.
This exhibition is developed and managed by the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth located in Ithaca, New York and has traveled the country, landing in Waverly, NY only until January 26th - Come and see for yourself why everyone continues to say - "There's Always Something Going on at SRAC!"