Nature on Display
The Fossils exhibit really gave me a lot of perspective on life. The shark jaws are enormous compared to us. We always are taught that humans are the dominant creatures on this Earth, but the creatures that swim in the ocean are a lot more fearsome up close. It makes it even more tragic that these majestic and awesome creatures are being hunted everyday. Something with as much power as a shark being killed by boats and machinery is a tragedy. The large shark jaws really caught my attention
Nature and Ethics
Butterflies are such gentle creatures, they live for a year, and then they're gone. Whereas humans live for close to 80 years. In their time on earth, they pollinate flowers and allow for plants to continue existing. In our 80 years, most of us don't get close to having that much of an impact on the Earth. Walking through the butterfly rain forest really gives an imprint that butterflies are simple creatures, they don't have complex desires other than to eat and survive. We have 80 years to make an impact on nature, and that could either be positive or negative. We can choose to pollute this Earth for a more "comfortable" life that will end some day, or we can make a lasting impact that can change it forever.