CELC students on a field trip have unique experiences. Here we are in the working lab of Michael Anderson, museum preparator at the Peabody Museum. Mr. Anderson rarely invites visitors to his lab because of the fragile nature of what he does. Building models for exhibits requires fine detail. Even when he showed us samples of items that ranged from taxonomic bird forms to authentically reproduced models of a reconstructed Neanderthal head, Michael wore gloves so as to protect his work. The students were fascinated, in rapt attention as their many questions were answered during the presentation.