Nature and Ethics:
The section of the museum featuring native civilizations of Florida reminded me of Leopold's call to "love, respect and admire the land." The displays of the Calusa tribe made me wonder what it would've been like to live in Florida before the arrival of Europeans. I sensed that there would've been a deep connection between people and nature back then. The Calusa relied on nature for nearly every aspect of their life, from their food to their houses. The museum really allowed you to imagine what it would be like to live with the Calusas. The mannequins of the chief and other tribe leaders in the house of the chief was an amazing display, as were the rooms which are painted to look like wide open wetlands. My trip to the museum instilled a desire in me to live more connected to nature.