Ochroma lagopus, is the scientific name for balsa wood! Balsa is a Spanish word meaning raft; it got its name for the excellent buoyant characteristics that it possesses. While intern Samantha Weaver was doing research for the new balsa wood exhibit, she came across many facts about the life of […]Continue reading
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New balsa wood exhibit!
Balsa wood is an integral part of building model airplanes. To allow our visitors to learn more about this, we’re in the process of installing an exhibit in the hands-on gallery exploring the life cycle of balsa wood. Here’s the how the exhibit progressed. 1. A stylized balsa tree graphic […]Continue reading