Nature and Ethics
The Natural History Museum provided me the opportunity to experience nature in ways that Leopold recommends. This is because the exhibits did a great job in describing life and how valuable and intriguing it is. It gave me the desire to want to protect this Earth because life is so beautiful. As I went through the museum I was amazed at some of the displays. Other people felt the same way, always looking at the walls to find the next work of art or artifact. The museum connected with nature by using shark jaws and butterflies as well as other connections. This visit did not instill an ethical responsibility to nature because I was already aware of the threats to our plant. I do however think it is great for other people to see how important this world truly is.
Me at the Natural History Museum in front of old shark jaws. Photograph taken by Eric Frank. 18 January 2017
Nature and the Human Spirit
The Natural History Museum helps us step out of our ordinary lives because it shows us things we never knew before. The whole point of museums are to learn and desire, both of which make us step out of our comfort zone. The more education we have, the more we appreciate the mystery and majesty of the natural world. I truly think the museum did a great job in capsuling the beauties of the world. Art from all cultures were displayed and talked about consistently.
Me and a lot of ceramic material from over the world. Photograph taken by Eric Frank. 18 Jan 2017.