Nature Activity at FLMNH by Alexandra Perfetti

Perfetti, Alexandra "Butterfly Exhibit of FL Museum of Natural History Gainesville, FL" 2017 JPEG
Nature on display- Perfetti, Alexandra "Mangrove Forests Exhibit of FL Museum of Natural History Gainesville, FL" 2017 JPEG

Both of these exhibits were extremely appealing because you were surrounded by nature. In the butterfly garden, I was truly surrounded and it was interactive. Butterflies would come up and land on your shoulder as you walked throughout the garden. Both exhibits were very tranquil and put me at ease. People have always spoken highly of just being one with nature but I have never understood how that has been enjoyable. As I was walking through these exhibits I finally understood the appeal. The nature was blissful and reminded me of innocence. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely go back again.

Nature and ethics- Perfetti, Alexandra "Calusa Leader's House of FL Museum of Natural History Gainesville, FL" 2017 JPEG

The Calusa Leader's House is the perfect example of nature and ethics. Nobody respected our land quite like our ancestors. Although this was a mock home, I still felt the respect these people had for the land. As I was standing in the room I felt as though I was being transported back in time. The museum was playing nature sounds in the background and the statues were very realistic. Being in this room made me want to actually go back in time so I could cherish the land like they did. Loving nature is very important and we need to learn to take care of it like they did if we want it to be capable of sustaining life for generations to come.

Nature and the human spirit- Perfetti, Alexandra "Mammoth Exhibit of FL Museum of Natural History Gainesville, FL" 2017 JPEG

The universe is an extraordinary thing and this mammoth skeleton proves that. To me, this exhibit showed me that everybody's time here is limited. Though it may seem like humans will inhibit Earth forever, you never know when something will come along and end our reign on Earth. This is truly mysterious because we don't know if our last day is today or in a million years. This mammoth shows us we need to live every day to the fullest because we don't know how many days are left in store for us.

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Created with images by jared422_80 - "Gainesville - Florida Museum of Natural History - Collection of Butterflies"

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