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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Rainforests

    Explore the rainforest ecosystem by examining all of its parts. Smell spices that were once of higher value than gold, investigate the relationship between a bird's beak and the types of food it eats, and examine how the leaves in the rainforest have evolved to efficiently shed water from their surfaces. Then, collect your own leaf samples and hold a competition to see which local leaves shed water the best. Learn More
  4. Rubber

    Bounce into the fascinating world of rubber production. Rubber is, and was, an important resource in Middle America. Extracted from milkweed trees, rubber is exposed to acid, sulphur and high heat to create a variety of useful materials. Rubber was imported into Central Mexico from Veracruz. Learn More

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