FLMNH by Nikki abis

Nature on Display: In the Florida Museum of Natural History, there were many displays that could be considered interactive. This display had a glass box the length of an entire wall, that was filled with replicas of shark jaws. The shark jaws were all varying sizes, and it was made easy to see by lining them up side by side. The best part about the display is that the smallest jaw by far, is the Great White Shark, which is the only one still alive today. This adds a sense of amazement because once upon a time there were these giant monster sharks that are way larger than any shark that still exists today. The choice to use life size replicas makes it so much easier to understand than if there was just a sign with measurements on it. Being able to stand next to the jaws, and see that I could be eaten in one bite, brings these creatures to life in a completely different way.

Nature and Ethics: The museum is filled with many displays that fully encompass the museum-goer. There are hundreds of displays that are all completely different, from the butterfly garden to the cave formation room. There aren't any scary exhibits or anything negative, the exhibits are all designed to inspire people to see the beauty in nature and history. This all influences the small house filled with energy-efficient ideas. It has interactive lightbulbs that answers questions about which is most efficient, which is cheapest, and which last the longest. It give suggestions on how to save water and uses bright colors to excite the eye. It's meant to inspire us to save all the beautiful world around us one step at a time. Encouraging conservation appeals to the ethics of everyone who walks through this exhibit.

Nature and Human Spirit: This exhibit brings us back to the time of the Native Americans. The display is a window looking outdoors where a hut stands rain or shine. The descriptions in front of the window describe what is happening in the scene. The Calusa use their trash pile called a "midden" to build their homes on, and they are very useful to anthropologists. The trash piles help us know what the Calusa are eating and more about their customs. This helps tell a story about how people used to live way before the modern day and helps us to step out of our daily lives. I think it helps us appreciate the walls we have to protect us from our environment.

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