Nature on Display
Just because something is smaller, does not mean it is less significant.
As someone who enjoys scuba diving, you could imagine how the 12x life-size underwater hall excited me. This exhibit's message, in my eyes, was that just because something is smaller, does not mean it is less significant. As such, it would be hard to communicate such a message through a different medium.
Nature & Ethics
we have created a long lasting impact that will continue to reverberate for thousands of years.
Many museums like to remind its visitors of their own obligation to help heal the world around them, and this museum was no exception. From its hall of extinction to its more subtle hints that humans are killing the environment, the Florida Museum of Natural History made me aware of the ethical dilemmas our beautiful land faces because of economic misuse. This exhibit in particular allowed its visitors to see the history of shell beds, complete with deposits of human waste starting around 150 years ago. This taught me that even though our generation's time has been short, we have created a long lasting impact that will continue to reverberate for thousands of years. In this way, humans must take a stand against this unethical misuse of land to ensure nature will remain a key component in having a Good Life.