Florida Museum of Natural History Aliya nhaisi

Nature on Display

The Tropical Rainforest

The Tropical Rainforest Exhibit really captured my attention because it was something that I had never experienced before. It was so amazing being able to view the butterflies up close in such detail. They were all very unique and each had their own characteristics. Walking through the atrium felt very realistic because of the arrangement of exotic plants, flowers and birds flying around. The most enjoyable part of the exhibit was when one of the beautiful black and blue butterflies came and landed on my arm!

Nature and Ethics

The Andes and Mesoamerica

The Andes and Mesoamerica Exhibit provided me the opportunity to experience nature in ways that Leopold recommends by the way they use natural resources to benefit their lifestyle while conserving the environment. Their daily activities include carrying firewood or a pottery water jar, spinning and weaving. The Andes males wear a style of poncho and a coca bag typical of their community. They appreciate the land for more than its economic uses by incorporating these materials into clothing, headwear and objects for ceremonial uses. As I went through this exhibit it made me appreciate the way the Andes people respected and admired the land that they were given. Others viewing this exhibit were in awe of the use of nature by the indigenous people. My experience in the museum overall instilled in me an ethical responsibility to conserve the resources I have and appreciate what has been given to me.

Nature and The Human Spirit

People and Environments of South Florida

The People and Environments of South Florida Exhibit helped me step out of my ordinary life because I was able to compare my own life to the many different cultures of other groups around the world and groups of different time periods. This experience made me wonder about the mystery and majesty of the Universe because it opened my eyes to many other worlds. It helped me realize that my norms and values vary greatly from other groups and perspectives. This helps me better understand who I am because it makes me recognize the main priorities and meanings of my life. The Natural History museum inspired me to view the Universe in a larger sense and look at things from a new viewpoint.

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