"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished"
Nature is everywhere, yet we neglect it as humans. My trip to the Natural History Museum here in Florida was awesome to say the least. I learned a lot about the different time periods and the difference in animal groups of each period. The Butterfly Rainforest exhibit was definitely the prettiest but for me, seeing the unique landscape that Florida possess was the most intriguing. I honestly wasn't sure what an estuary was until today but now I know that they are beautiful and were vital to the survival of ancient civilizations.
As I previously said I loved learning about the difference in the landscape of Florida as you observe the state as a whole. The Barrier Islands, the estuary and the bog were probably my favorite out of the bunch. I love the ocean, for one. But most importantly I just love water. Any kind of waterway I find interesting and sensibly appealing. Walking through each landscape immerses you. They appeal to every sense besides taste, for obvious reasons. You hear the animals of the region, you smell the plant life and the water, you see the beauty and you feel there. It was awesome honestly, I really enjoyed myself.
In reference to ethics, and more specifically Leopold's vision of understanding nature, the museum does a perfect job of not only showing change in the land over the years but also the change in people. It's one thing to have a museum filled with old relics and pretty exhibits. But the Florida Museum of Natural History allows you to take a walk through history in ways I was not expecting. It's one thing to note that the museum is extremely kid-friendly and is almost set-up with that same rigor. The exhibits flow seamlessly and provides education to the children on the ancient civilizations that without, life today wouldn't exist. I myself felt completely immersed in a new wealth of knowledge. Being from New York, my Florida knowledge past the Tebow area is rather non-existent.