Good Life Nature Activity at FLMNH Sunil Ghosal

One of the coolest things about going to the Florida Museum of Natural History was the fossils of creatures that went extinct millions of years ago. Below is the giant ground sloth towering almost 15 feet tall. It is hard to imagine that sloths evolved from this to what they are now. One of the things that I gained from coming to the FLMNH was that I never would have truly got an understanding of how enormous some of these creatures where because most places don't have a full set of fossils to look at.

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture, but the fossil exhibit and the Butterfly rainforest really let you experience nature the way that Leopold wants you to. In these exhibits I felt as though I was immersed into the environment and that I was taking a walk through fully operational ecosystem. My friend was completely stunned by the exhibit, especially the Megalodon shark mouth. He couldn't wrap his mind around the fact that it was possible for a shark to be that size. Yes, the museum did make me feel an ethical responsibility to nature because it showed me that an ecosystem works as one living being rather than individual species keeping to their own.

The FLMNH helped me step out of my ordinary life and exposed me to so much in the world that was happening that I never knew about. In the above photo grid are some of the many things that I learned at the museum. For example, I never knew that in Florida land was being developed at such an alarming rate. Furthermore with all the extinct animals, It shows us that we should cherish the life that we have currently before we lose it.

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