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MAIZE-Mysteries of an Ancient Grain

Location:

39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT, 06903
United States

Phone:

2039776538
Dates: 
06/19/2018
06/20/2018
06/21/2018
Time: 
9 am-5 pm
Price: 
SM&NC Members: Free | Non-Members: included with gate admission

Ages

6-8 years 9-12 years Adults & kids together
Contact name: 
Scott Smith
Saturday, June 24 to Monday, September 4, 9 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday; Sunday 11 am-5 pm Corn - or maize, as it is called in most countries - is grown on every continent in the world, except Antarctica.

Maize was first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico 8,000 years ago, and humans have deliberately altered and adapted it to meet their needs ever since. Today, maize is the largest production crop in the world!

This summer lLearn about fascinating advances in the science of plant genetics, the process of evolution, and how "useful mutations" can address world health and hunger issues.
See how maize was adopted by Native Americans across North and South America through historic and rare corn-related objects from the Permanent Collection of the Stamford Museum, including archaeological material from the Stamford area that is more than 500 years old.
Exhibition is from the Paleontological Research Institution, Museum of the Earth.  Funded by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program DBI-0820619.
SM&NC Members: Free | Non-Members: included with gate admission.For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

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