In The Friends’ House
Visitors to the Indications exhibit will be thrilled as they explore this fascinating branch of science – Geobotany. Geobotany has been the science of choice for thousands of years by exploration geologists – they have hunted indicator plants growing on the surface to help them pinpoint copper and other ore deposits hidden below the surface.
Using dioramas, minerals specimens from the Harrison Yocum collection, beautiful photography and informative text and interpretation as well as scientific instruments from the past, visitors to the Indications exhibit will learn how metal-loving or sometimes metal-hating plants have lead to the discovery of copper, nickel, iron and other important natural resources.
Where will all of this take place? The Friend’s House at the Gardens will be transformed to house the exhibit and a newly installed window overlooking the Cactus and Succulent Garden will help shed light on the subject as it allow visitors to interpret the outside from the inside.
The exhibit opens on November 19 and is included in the price of regular garden admission.
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