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Ithaca Explores Human Origins: A 3-Month Exploration of What It Means To Be Human

Ithaca Explores Human Origins: A 3-Month Exploration of What It Means To Be Human

Location: TCPL and PRI, and other locations, details below

Date: November 23, 2016 through February 28, 2017

TCPL features the ALA/Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit "Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?" and related programming including Discovery Trail Weekend.

View the Smithsonian's 1200-square-foot display with panels, interactive kiosks, media presentations, 3D skull casts, and a life-sized Neanderthal mother and child statue.

Cost: free with regular admission

Contact: Visit www.tcpl.org for more details about exhibit, films programs and lectures

Download PDF: Event Schedule downloadable pdf.

Discovery Trail Weekend

December 17 and 18, 2016

Join members of the Discovery Trail as they present programs related to Human Origins and What It Means To Be Human at the member Sites.

Cornell Botanic Gardens present Ah-Theuh-Nyeh-Hah: The Planting Moon a collaboration between Plantations and American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell.

An indoor exhibit in the Nevin Welcome Center, and an earthwork planting in the Pounder Vegetable Garden will be on display and will explore Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) agricultural knowledge and traditions, and represent the story of Earth’s creation. The display at the Nevin Welcome Center reveals how Haudenosaunee communities are reclaiming traditional agricultural practices as a central way of life today including a display of contemporary and traditional sculptures.

In the Pounder Vegetable Garden the Thirteen Moons Planting, a planting mound styled in the shaped of a turtle is growing plants with Haudenosaunee heritage seeds, Using traditional planting methods this represents the Haudenosaunee story of Earth’s creation.

For more information visit http://www.cornellplantations.org/

Saturday December 17 - 11:00 AM

The Sciencenter presents “Insect Evolution” a video from Linda Rayor’s Naturalist Outreach Series at 601 1st Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Free with admission to the Sciencenter. For more information visit http://www.sciencenter.org/

Saturday December 17 - 2:00 PM

The History Center presents “Seeing the World for the First Time: Early Human Concepts of Space and Place” a talk by Robert Kibbee, History Center of Tompkins County Trustee and retired Cornell University Map and Geospatial Information Librarian. This talk will take place at the History Center at 401 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850. For more information visit www.TheHistoryCenter.net

Sunday December 18 - 2:00 PM

Join Johnson Museum of Art educator Carol Hockett for a special program on Human Origins. Using works from the Museum’s permanent collection, participants will look at a broad range of understandings of creation and human origins, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to contemporary painting. For more information visit http://museum.cornell.edu/

For more information about the Discovery Trail: