Learn how plant specimens are preserved for future study in this video from SciTech Now. The Steere Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden contains 7.3 million plant samples from around the world. After they are collected by researchers, they are sent to the NYBG where they are identified. The samples are dried and then mounted on paper so they can be stored for researchers to use. The Garden also creates digital copies of the samples so more people can use them.
See the Making Herbarium Specimens Activity in the Support Materials section to create your own classroom herbarium.