Nature on Display
My favorite exhibit in the FMNH was the frog exhibit. This exhibit was particularly appealing to me because there were dozens of frogs to see with many colors, unique habitats, etc. The exhibit captured my attention when I saw that most of the people in the musuem in the frog exhibit and the fact that there were so many frogs to see. While walking through the exhibit and seeing all of the frogs, I learned that poison dart frogs are the most poisonous species on earth and the Goliath frog is the biggest frog on earth. Seeing the frogs in person was a much more educational and enhancing experience compared to just reading them in a book or seeing them in the internet. This made my experience more enjoyable.
Nature and Ethics
The FMNH allowed me to experience nature as Leopold recommends through the butterfly rainforest exhibit. I saw butterflies mating, eating bananas, and landing gracefully on water and people. I felt at peace with the world and my emotions and felt an overwhelming sense of happiness. After I finished walking through the exhibit, I fell more in love with nature and the power that it possesses to move people. Like me, everyone in the exhibit was in complete awe at the beauty of the rainforest and the elegant nature of the butterflies fluttering around. The exhibit helped people connect with nature better by being able to observe the butterfloes close up and in person. My experience in the rainforest reinforced my ethical belief that humans have an obligation to protect nature around them. Every human should do something in their lives, whether it be picking up trash or constructing a nature park, to preserve the beauty of nature around us.
Nature and the Human Spirit