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  1. Gold Mine Model

    Examine these tiny replications of a typical western gold mine and you'll discover the complicated processes and machinery used to harvest this valuable metal. Learn More
  2. Coal Mine Model

    Dive into the difficult underground world of coal mining. Complete with tiny workers and machinery, this model exhibits the ways in which we locate and harvest this all-important fuel. Learn More
  3. Yellow Lady's Slipper (Deer Management)

    Prance into the world of the deer, one of our most frequent connections to the natural world. Urban expansion has created the need, however, for drastic measures to keep the numbers of these abundant animals in check. Witness a few of the ways we protect our land when deer run rampant. Learn More
  4. Story of Chocolate

    Dive into the fascinating world of chocolate! Experience the ecological, biological and commercial importance of this treat, with a history dating back to the ancient Maya. Learn More
  5. Witch Hazel

    Soothe yourself with the medicinally important leaves of the witch hazel shrub, a secret salve of the Native Americans have been using for centuries. Fresh leaves and twigs provide an astringent lotion for bruises and wounds, and the dried leaves are known to produce a valuable extract used in internal medicine. Learn More
  6. Wheat

    Follow a wheat stalk from crop field to sandwich bread in its complicated manufacturing process. Sifting, scouring, brushing and milling are all a part of turning wheat into bran oats, germ, gluten, and flour. Learn More
  7. Vanilla

    Follow the climbing vanilla vine through its tropical habitat. A member of the orchid family, the bean of the vanilla plant has been used for centuries in Central and South America. Learn More
  8. Tea Plant

    Tea comes from the young leaves of a tea plant, a shrub cultivated in India, China, Japan, and other countries. Take a look at a sprig from this beautiful shrub, and see the many colors and textures of the various types of tea it is used to make. Learn about the process that can turn one plant into so many products! Learn More
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    Tea may grow best in Asian countries, but it is an important cultural element of diets around the world. View the remarkable tea plant up close and discover some of the steps used to process and market it. Learn More
  10. Sugar Maple Tree

    Discover the beautiful sugar maple tree, found in the northeastern United States. Not only does the processed sap of the tree produce three quarters of the maple sugar crop, but the lumber is used in making fine floors and furniture. Learn More

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