New buzzing exhibit at Discovery Center

By Alicia Nieves

April 26, 2014 Updated Apr 26, 2014 at 11:48 PM EDT

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier opens its latest exhibit - the 'What's the Buzz? Honey of an Exhibit.'

This is the museum's 30th anniversary exhibit, dedicated solely to the honeybee.

Exhibit coordinators said the honeybee is one of the earth's most giving insects, pollinating nearly one-third of all crops.

They also said the bee has such an amazing story which lends itself to effectively teach young children lessons on history, culture, math and even aeronautical engineering.

In the exhibit, there are several interactive activities and centers to teach these lessons to children from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.

The Discovery Center said the community came through in a big way to help develop these activities and fund the new exhibit.

"We got a lot of help from Binghamton University; we had Binghamton University students from all different disciplines involved in the research and actually a lot of manipulatives that were developed by the students," said Donna Jones-Wright, head of the new exhibit at the Discovery Center.

The exhibit is scheduled to stay at the center for at least the next three years.

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